Routine Dental Cleanings and Exams
Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates is a friendly, convenient family dentist office located in Annapolis, Maryland. Our team is led by a team of highly qualified dentists in Annapolis who provide comprehensive dental services for children and adults. We offer preventative dental care such as tooth cleanings and dental checkups for all ages.
Patient-Focused Dentistry in Annapolis
There are many dentists in Annapolis to choose from, but few can match the quality of service we provide. As a patient in our practice, you can expect to receive personalized care and attention from our dentists and staff. We are also one of the few dentists in Maryland with an on-site dental laboratory. This enables us to fabricate restorations such as dental bridges, crowns, and veneers without the need for another specialist.
This will ultimately reduce your visits, costs, and downtime. We use high-quality materials and the latest technology. With digital technology, we can guarantee excellent results that are not only functional but comfortable and beautiful.
A routine visit to our dental office typically includes:
- Professional dental cleaning
- Dental x-rays
- Periodontal screening
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Occlusal analysis to examine the position of your bite
- Visual oral cancer screening
Tooth decay is the number one dental problem facing children. Routine visits to our Annapolis dentist office can help your child maintain healthy teeth and prevent tooth cavities. Thorough dental cleanings from a dental professional are always more effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay than skipping the dentist. Schedule your dental cleaning today.
Our dentists also offer dental sealants to further prevent the formation of cavities. Dental sealants are placed over teeth to block bacteria from grabbing hold. Sealants can also be used on adult patients wanting to proactively prevent cavities from forming.
If your child needs a filling, we offer white dental fillings. White fillings are color-matched to the affected tooth to hide the appearance of the restoration. You will forget they are there, and no one will notice.
We also offer Invisalign for teens and young adults who want to straighten their smiles without traditional metal braces. Usually reserved for mild to moderately crooked teeth, Invisalign can also be used on adults. The clear aligner system can straighten your teeth in as little as eleven months.
Preventing Gum Disease in Adults
According to the CDC, about three-quarters of American adults have some form of gum disease. This chronic condition can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Routine visits to our Annapolis dental office can help you prevent and manage gum disease at any stage. We offer comprehensive periodontal care and screen patients for gum disease on every visit.
Find a Dentist in Annapolis
If you are looking for a family dentist in Severna Park, MD, or Annapolis, MD, consider Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates. We offer complete dental services for the whole family in one convenient location. We are accepting new patients in Anne Arundel County and beyond. Call us at (410) 989-8298 or schedule an appointment online.
Dental Cleaning FAQs
How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
Provided that you practice good and exemplary dental health and oral hygiene, your dentist will most likely recommend that you should have your teeth cleaned twice a year. If you’re experiencing gum disease or any other dental issues, you may need to get cleanings more often.
Does getting your teeth cleaned hurt?
There is no pain associated with dental cleanings. That being said, some people do experience slight irritability if they have sensitivity in their teeth. If you have any concerns, express them to your dentist before undergoing your procedure.
How long does a cleaning take?
A routine teeth cleaning can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the individual. During that time, your dentist and the rest of the team members at Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates will be doing everything in their power to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible
What should I do before a cleaning?
We recommend you avoid eating for a few hours before your appointment. Food and debris buildup makes more work for the hygienist cleaning your teeth. It also irritates your mouth, causing discomfort during your cleaning. If you do eat, rinse your mouth out with water before your appointment to try to eliminate these issues.
How long should I wait to eat after a cleaning?
You only need to wait to eat if you’ve had fluoride treatment at your cleaning. After a fluoride treatment, wait 30 minutes to eat or drink anything, even water. Waiting gives fluoride the time to work properly so you get the most out of this treatment.
Should I avoid any foods after a cleaning?
Avoid foods and drinks that are high in acid after a cleaning. Your mouth is sensitive after, and this may cause discomfort and irritation. Spicy and heavily seasoned foods may cause these symptoms as well.
Do dental cleanings hurt?
No, you shouldn’t experience pain during a cleaning. However, a bit of discomfort and sensitivity may happen. Dental tools get into areas that you can’t with your normal brush and dental floss. This can cause some irritation.
Are dental cleanings necessary?
Yes, dental cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health. Professional cleanings get into spaces that you can’t reach brushing and flossing on your own. Specialized dental tools get rid of plaque and tartar buildup in those hard-to-reach areas. Doing this ensures that you’re less likely to have problems with tooth decay or gum disease.