Dental Exams & Teeth Cleaning

Quail Creek Dental exams, cleanings and x-rays can improve your oral health today!

Not many people are excited to hop right in the dentist’s chair, but two appointments annually can truly help save your life. More than 600,000 Americans succumb to cardiovascular disease each year. Statistics show regular dental cleanings reduce the risk of stroke by 13 percent and of a heart attack by 24 percent. In recent years, medical studies have determined excellent oral health is an integral component in overall health.

Whether its been six months or six years, we welcome you to come into Quail Creek Dental for a check up Exams & Cleaning. Regular check-ups with your dentist help prevent tooth and gum decay, infection and ultimately tooth loss. Routine teeth cleanings help remove tarter buildup and stains from coffee, tobacco and more.

Our Dental Hygienist will perform the dental cleanings while your dentist, Dr. Stunkel, examines your teeth for cavities, gum disease and any other oral disorders. We vow to provide you with great care as we help bring back your natural smile.


What’s Involved In A Dental Cleaning?

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It simply means removing the plague and tartar from the teeth that brushing and flossing cannot. If this debris remains on the teeth, bacteria develop, infect the gums and turn into gingivitis, which is an infection of the gum tissue. If gingivitis is untreated, periodontal disease develops. This condition destroys the bone that positions the teeth within the jawbone. The teeth become loose, they shift and then eventually are lost. The gums also recede and are very painful from the inflammation. To date, periodontal disease is irreversible and is often not readily detected until it is far too late to save a person’s smile.

Why Are Dental Exams & Cleanings So Important?

Not keeping up with having a dental cleaning appointment every six months may not seem like a tremendous health hazard, but just brushing and flossing will not keep gum disease at bay. When inflammation from the gums and bone in the mouth spreads to the body’s tissues through the blood stream, recent studies have shown poor oral health is directly linked to other serious health issues such as:

  • Oral cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Hardening of the arteries
  • Blood clots
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Fertility problems
  • Halitosis
  • Sinus infections

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Contact Quail Creek Dental today at 417-720-4075 to schedule appointment to set you the path to excellent oral health!