Dental Cleanings & Exams in Colorado Springs

At Springs Family Dental, we believe that good dentistry starts with preventive care that includes patient education. We understand that patients who are better educated about their oral health tend to take better care of their smiles.

The first step to healthy teeth and gums is practicing good at-home oral hygiene, like daily brushing and flossing. When coupled with routine visits to the dentist for cleanings and exams, you can have a healthy balance of home habits and regular in-office dental care. Regular dental cleanings are crucial to catching small oral problems before they snowball into costly headaches.

This is why preventive dentistry is so important to keep up; we recommend visiting Dr. Michael Terveen at least twice a year, or more as advised. If you develop any issues in between visits, we will be able to catch them and treat them immediately.

What does this mean for you as a patient? It means that we can treat oral health issues that are less invasive, more comfortable, and less costly. Skipping your dental check-ups could create the perfect environment for problems like gum disease to take hold, which no one wants. By staying on top of things with general dentistry in Colorado Springs, you pave the path to a healthy and strong smile for a lifetime.

Dr. Michael Terveen loves getting to know his patients and taking care of their entire family through gentle, efficient, and high-quality general and preventive dental care.

Preventive Dentistry

woman pointing to her teeth sitting in a dental chairExcellent preventive dentistry is the best way to care for your family and their smiles.

At Springs Family Dental, we maintain our community’s oral health by being proactive rather than reactive. We can help you save money each time you visit us. 

Dr. Terveen believes in empowering patients to make educated decisions regarding their oral health; we are here to provide guidance and support whenever you need it. Your general dentist in Colorado Springs may recommend one or several dental procedures.

Comprehensive Exams with Your Colorado Springs General Dentist

Cavities and tooth decay are prevalent problems that most adult Americans deal with.

Unlike other diseases and infections, dental problems often don’t display symptoms or only mild signs. As long as you keep up with your six-month dental check-ups, we will be able to catch these issues quickly.

Don’t wait until you have tooth pain or bleeding gums to decide to see the dentist. We are always happy to arrange an appointment around your schedule, but regularly seeing patients is for your benefit, not ours. Early preventive dental treatment is not only more suitable for your oral health, but it also helps your wallet.

During your comprehensive dental exam, Dr. Terveen will perform a visual inspection of your teeth and gums, looking for any dental abnormalities. He will ask if you have noticed any changes or pain in your mouth. Your general dentist will check each tooth and note their condition while also looking for signs of gum disease. Every dental exam includes an oral cancer screening.

How General Dentistry Can Benefit You

woman sitting in a dental chair looking in a hand mirrorGeneral dentistry provides many benefits for anyone who enjoys a beautiful and healthy smile. By keeping up with your regular dental appointments, you can have a problem-free smile for life.  

Our general dentistry treatments include:

  • Regular dental cleanings, exams, and digital x-rays
  • Filling in cavities
  • Fluoride treatments and dental sealants
  • Dental crowns to cover weakened teeth

Our Modern Dental Equipment Means Better Service

We use a Cone Beam CT to take 3-D images of your teeth and gums; it allows us to identify any areas of concern quickly. Our ability to view your mouth and gums in 3-D provides clarity and precision in diagnosing any issues. 

Our general dentist uses intraoral cameras to take real-time images of your teeth and gums allowing us to get a good look at your oral structure and also show you what we see if we find an issue. Intraoral cameras are tiny and can get into areas of your mouth the human eye can’t see easily.

Modern dental equipment makes it easier for both you and Dr. Terveen to make the best decisions about your dental care.

We Provide Gentle Dental Cleanings

You might think you do an excellent job of brushing and flossing; in fact, your teeth look bright and strong, your gums are pink and not swollen or bleeding. You’re not experiencing any dental pain. So why should you get a dental cleaning every six months? While we commend your efforts at home, they are best served when done alongside regular dental cleanings.

Despite our best efforts, we still develop plaque that our toothbrush and floss cannot reach. Once it stays on your teeth long enough, plaque calcifies into a mineral-like substance called calculus or tartar. At this stage, only a dental professional can safely and gently remove the tartar through the use of special dental instruments.

We provide gentle teeth cleanings at our Colorado Springs dental office so that you don’t have to worry about hidden bacteria or infections that could spring up and create a dental emergency.

Healthy Teeth Start with Healthy Gums

close up of an open white smileAlmost half of all US adults over the age of 30 have gum disease—and don’t even know it! This is one of those dental issues that show very few if any, signs that something is amiss. When we diagnose gum disease early, we can easily treat it. The main problem with gum disease is when it’s left untreated; it gets worse very quickly.

As your gentle and highly-skilled dentist in Colorado Springs, we worry about your oral health and work with you to prevent gum disease altogether. The only way we can do this is by seeing you regularly. While gum disease typically tends to mild or no signs, it can start with bleeding gums. Your gums might also be unusually tender or swollen.

Don’t ignore these signs, or hope that things will get better—call us so we can make a dental appointment with Dr. Terveen as soon as possible. While some health issues can resolve themselves, dental problems rarely do.

If gum disease is progresses, you may start to notice pockets of pus around your teeth on the gum line. You may have chronic bad breath that never goes away. Your teeth might appear to be growing longer because your gums are receding. These are all indications of late-stage gum disease—and can lead to tooth loss.

At Springs Family Dental, we will do everything in our power to reverse your condition, but it is always easier to prevent gum disease than to address the damage it causes. Gum disease is a severe infection that impacts your general health and well-being. Studies now show a connection between any infection in your mouth and the development of severe disorders in your body, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more.

Just like you can’t build a house on a crumbling foundation, you cannot have healthy and strong teeth without healthy gums. 

Please Call to Schedule Your Next Dental Cleaning in Colorado Springs

We make it easy for you to keep up with your dental appointments. Call us anytime to schedule your next dental exam or at the first sign of trouble. If it’s time for your next dental exam and cleaning at our Colorado Springs, CO dental office, you can reach us at (719) 628-1490.

Don't have dental insurance? No problem, Dr. Terveen has created an in-house membership plan for those without. Learn more about our dental membership plan here.