Colorado Springs Dentist: Gum Disease Checks & Dental Cleaning Services Updated

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Bear Creek Dental Center (719-633-2828) in Colorado Springs, CO, recently expanded its routine dental exam and cleaning services for the family.

Following the announcement, Bear Creek Dental Center’s patients can get diagnostic X-rays, oral cancer screenings, gum disease evaluations, and tooth decay examinations at affordable prices. The practice also offers professional removal of calculus (tartar) and plaque, as well as teeth polishing.

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According to the National Library of Medicine, 70 percent of the population will suffer from gum disease at some point in their lives. However, with routine examinations and cleanings, the chances of gum disease and other oral health issues occurring are significantly reduced. With its expanded dental examination and cleaning services, Bear Creek Dental Center wants to help its patients reduce the risk of serious oral health issues from developing.

In terms of exams, Bear Creek Dental Center starts with a comprehensive assessment at the patient’s initial visit. This is then followed by regular check-up exams scheduled as frequently as the patient wants. During these exams, the dentists and hygienists will use radiographs, scans, and other tools to check for decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. They also check any existing restorations, such as fillings and crowns, to ensure they are still intact.

As with the exams, patients can also schedule regular cleanings at Bear Creek Dental Center. In most cases, these cleanings are performed by hygienists, who again use special tools to remove tartar and plaque from the surface of the teeth and the gums. They also end most cleanings with polishing, which removes any stains or plaque left over after brushing and scaling.

By getting routine examinations and cleanings, patients significantly reduce the likelihood of serious oral health issues in the future. Routine cleaning also helps keep the breath smelling nice and has been shown to play a role in improving whole-body health, the dentists say.

“As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health,” said a spokesperson for the center. “That’s why we focus on thorough exams, checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.”

About Bear Creek Dental Center

Bear Creek Dental Center has been providing professional dental services to patients in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area since 2001. The practice specializes in cleanings, prevention, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal disease, and restorations.

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