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Your Family Dentist in Redmond, Oregon

At Blue Sky Family Dentistry, we emphasize the importance of preventive care. Oral health goes beyond making sure your smile is attractive and keeping all your teeth. Many research studies point to an association between oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis and other health complications, including cardiovascular disease and possibly even pancreatic cancer.

By catching issues early on we help patients spend less time in the dentist’s chair. Plus, you can save thousands of dollars by avoiding otherwise unnecessary restorative procedures.

Keep your smile beautiful and healthy. Schedule an appointment with your family dentist in Redmond, Oregon.

Family Dentist in Redmond, Oregon

A Comprehensive Approach to Oral Health

Even if you brush and floss every day, there’s a good chance you are not reaching all the areas — especially between teeth and along the gumline. That is why everyone can benefit from regular checkups and cleanings.

Blue Sky Family Dentistry takes a comprehensive approach to preventive care. Comprehensive dental care includes the following:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Oral prophylaxis (deep cleaning)
  • Gingival charting
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Past restoration checkups
  • Tooth polishing

By attending regular checkups, you can save money over time by avoiding otherwise unnecessary dental procedures.

Schedule a Checkup

Has it been a while since your last checkup? Bring back the sparkle to your smile — schedule a checkup and cleaning at Blue Sky Family Dentistry today!

Deep Cleaning (Prophylaxis)

Oral prophylaxis, also referred to as a "deep cleaning" is a series of preventive practices that help eliminate plaque and tartar (calculus) buildup. Plaque becomes tarter in as few as 48 hours. This means if you skip flossing (or miss a spot brushing) for two consecutive days there is a likelihood that you already have some tartar buildup.

Tartar isn't just mineral buildup; tartar becomes home to bacteria and microbes that can cause cavities and gingivitis. If left untreated, tartar buildup can destroy jawbone tissues, gums, and ligaments, eventually resulting in periodontal disease and tooth loss. 

Tartar is virtually impossible to remove with everyday brushing and flossing. To eliminate plaque and tartar, your dental hygienist will likely perform the following:

  • General cleaning
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Manual flossing
  • Polishing
Family Dentist in Redmond, Oregon

Give Your Smile a Deep Clean

Has it been a while since your last checkup? Bring back the sparkle to your smile — schedule a checkup and cleaning at Blue Sky Family Dentistry today!

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Do I Really Need X-rays?

Without dental X-rays, dentists would have to guess the health of teeth based on their outward appearance. (Could you imagine an auto mechanic doing the same?) In reality, most major dental complications occur below the gumline, between teeth, and inside the pulp chamber of the tooth. Digital X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool and are useful in uncovering conditions such as:

  • Cavities
  • Cysts
  • Tooth decay
  • Abscesses
  • Impacted teeth
  • Bone loss

Depending on oral health history and other factors, it is generally recommended that patients undergo at least one or two X-ray examinations per year. During your first visit to Blue Sky Family Dentistry, we will most likely recommend a set of X-rays to properly gauge your oral health and establish a treatment plan.