DENTAL
HYGIENE

Because we know a vibrant smile makes a great calling card, Facetté offers a range of dental health procedures–everything from regular cleanings and X-rays to sealants and specialized periodontal care. Let the dental professionals at Facetté safeguard your dental health… because an ounce of proactive prevention is worth years of cure.

Professional Dental Cleaning
and Oral Exam

Clients with healthy gum tissue will all benefit from a regular dental cleaning/prophylaxis, as well as a maintenance oral exam, which gives your experienced hygienist the opportunity to evaluate your dental needs and recommend the option(s) that will fit your needs. The 30- to 60-minute procedure removes soft debris, light tartar, and staining. Each cleaning is followed by polishing to help maintain a healthy mouth and smile. 

Review patient health history

 Examine teeth for cavities and gum disease

 Look for signs of decay, loose teeth, or infection, as well as any lumps, bumps, or abrasions that might indicate signs of cancer

 Check face, neck and mouth for any abnormalities

 Assess bone loss, gum health, and bite health

 Blood pressure screening

 Take intraoral pictures

Depending on your personal dental needs, your hygienist may also recommend:

 Bitewing x-rays, recommended every six months

 Scaling and root planning, a periodontal gum procedure

 Fluoride treatments

 Dental sealants

Full Mouth Debridement
and Fine Scale

For those who haven’t had a professional cleaning in some time, we may recommend a full mouth debridement, which will remove more significant buildup to permit a thorough evaluation of teeth and gum tissue. This procedure typically takes 45 to 60 minutes.

Next, we may recommend the second step, a fine scale, a procedure that follows a full mouth debridement (approximately two to three weeks after the initial appointment). During the fine scale appointment, we will re-evaluate tissue and bone levels while removing any remaining tartar and then polish the teeth. The fine scale procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.

If we find indications of periodontal disease and/or bone loss at this appointment, we will recommend performing scaling and root planing.

Next, we may recommend a fine scale, a procedure that follows a full mouth debridement (approximately two to three weeks after the initial appointment. During the fine scale appointment, we will re-evaluate tissue and bone levels while removing any remaining tartar and then polish the teeth. The fine scale procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.

If we find indications of periodontal disease and/or bone loss at this appointment, we will reschedule for deep cleaning.

Scaling and Root Planing
(Deep Cleaning)

Clients with signs of bone loss and periodontal disease may require scaling and root planing, which removes debris and tartar from above and below the gum line. To ensure client comfort, we may administer local anesthetic and/or segment the treatment across multiple visits (treating half of the mouth or even one quadrant in one visit). The procedure typically lasts 90 minutes to two hours.

Some clients have localized areas of periodontal disease and may need only one to three teeth scaled. For this situation, we offer localized scaling and root planing, which shortens the procedure time to approximately one hour.

Periodontal Maintenance

Typically scheduled three to four months after scaling and root planing, the periodontal maintenance procedure is a vital dental treatment designed to stop the progression of periodontal disease. Many clients will want to schedule a periodontal maintenance visit every three to four months for numerous years. Each maintenance procedure lasts approximately one hour.

Flouride Treatments

To strengthen and desensitize your teeth, we recommend fluoride treatments for clients who are under the age of 14, or for any client who is susceptible to tooth decay or has dentinal hypersensitivity.  

Dental Sealants

A thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and then light-cured, a dental sealant protects the pits and fissures of teeth from tooth decay. Sealants are great for individuals who are especially prone to cavities. 

COSMETIC DENTAL TREATMENTS

In-Office Tooth Whitening

Over time, a range of culprits can conspire to stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, cola, red wine, smoking, as well as the natural aging process. At Facetté, we offer a tooth whitening procedure in office with a professional strength food-grade hydrogen peroxide. First, we apply a thin layer gel to the upper and lower teeth. Next, we position an LED light to accelerate the gel’s whitening properties and lighten discoloration of the enamel and dentin.

It’s important to note that each client’s teeth are unique, so results may vary. One to three sessions are required for desired results; each session takes approximately 20 minutes. After the procedure, most people can expect their teeth to appear five to eight shades lighter.  

At-Home Professional
Tooth Whitening

At Facetté, we prescribe the prefilled take-home oral trays by Opalescence, a professional and safe at-home tooth whitening solution. Enjoy the convenience of an at-home tooth bleaching procedure while getting brilliant results in just 7-14 days. 

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Schedule Appointment

To schedule a dental exam and cleaning or for more information, contact our team of professional dental hygienists.