Dental Cleanings for all Ages
At Tuttle Family Dentistry, we know that each patient is different, and that is why we customize all treatment, including professional dental cleanings, to meet each individual’s needs. We provide individualized treatment from routine cleanings to periodontal (gum) therapy for patients of all ages.
When plaque hardens into calculus (tartar), brushing and flossing alone cannot remove it. The accumulation of plaque above or below the gumline can cause a bacterial infection that may lead to bad breath, tooth mobility, tooth loss, and other serious health problems when left untreated. Having professional dental cleanings is a very important preventative measure to help maintain your oral and overall health.
Customized Professional Care
At our Colorado Springs office, you will notice we treat each patient based on their current dental and medical conditions. We approach your care with a commitment to restoring and maintaining excellent oral health in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our dentists and hygienists are extremely gentle and make your comfort a priority.
At your initial visit to our office, we will complete a professional cleaning so that Dr. Tuttle or Dr. Colt can perform a comprehensive exam. One of our highly skilled hygienists will evaluate your periodontal health and use periodontal measurements, radiographs, and intraoral photos to determine the type of cleaning that will best meet your needs. If additional periodontal treatment is recommended, our hygienist will discuss the treatment options that will best establish good periodontal health.
Researchers estimate that 86% of people will develop periodontal disease at some point during their lifetime. Periodontal disease is a common infection of the teeth and gums that can eventually result in tooth loss. For our patients who suffer from periodontal disease, we offer specialized therapy to gently remove plaque, calculus, bacteria, and their toxins from the root surfaces of your teeth.
Our hygienists are laser certified to treat stubborn cases of periodontal disease comfortably and effectively. Laser treatment helps promote faster healing and minimizes the pain associated with traditional periodontal treatment.
Once we restore your oral health, we can recommend a preventative cleaning schedule to help you avoid future periodontal disease and to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Treatment of periodontal disease is especially important because recent research shows that periodontal health is directly linked to autoimmune diseases in the body including heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.
Call Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Cleaning
We welcome you and your entire family to Tuttle Family Dentistry. Call us to schedule your family’s next preventative dental cleaning and exam. Our friendly and helpful team will find a time in our schedule that works for you.
We will partner with you to protect and restore your oral health for life.