Preventive care in Cookeville is essential for a healthy smile. With regular six-month visits at Dogwood Family Dental, Dr. Taylor can track your oral health and well-being, help you avoid common issues like cavities and gum disease, and take action right away if she notices an issue. This saves you time, money, and stress. Contact us to book an appointment today.
Teeth cleanings and oral exams form the foundation of preventive dental care. To begin your appointment, one of our hygienists will gently clean plaque and tartar away from your teeth, polish them to a shine, and floss your mouth to remove any remaining debris. Then, Dr. Taylor will examine your mouth and make sure it’s healthy! X-rays may also be taken to look for signs of hidden oral health issues.Book Now
Dr. Taylor is an expert at identifying and treating gum disease. The most common signs of early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) include bleeding when brushing, bad breath (halitosis), gum swelling and inflammation, gum discoloration, and gum recession that makes your teeth look longer. If you notice these signs, come and see Dr. Taylor for an appointment in Cookeville right away.
This treatment is usually the best choice for minor-to-moderate gum disease. In a deep cleaning, Dr. Taylor will use special dental tools to clean between the teeth and gums, removing tartar and plaque, and treating your tooth roots to reduce bacteria buildup. This treatment is done on one half of your mouth at a time, so you will need to come in for two appointments at Dogwood Family Dental.
Depending on your case, you may need to come and see Dr. Taylor every three months for periodontal maintenance. This is sort of like a “mini” deep cleaning, where Dr. Taylor will remove plaque and tartar and ensure your gums are healthy and your gum disease is not getting worse.