What You Should Know About Gum Disease and Heart Disease

August 31, 2021

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As experienced dental professionals, we often stress to patients the importance of regular checkups and cleanings. Basic oral care and routine dental visits can keep your mouth healthy and help ward off a variety of health problems. That includes heart disease, new research once again shows.

Researchers in Sweden previously found that people who have had a heart attack are more likely to suffer from gum disease than others. In a follow-up study, they also found that people already diagnosed with gum disease were more likely to develop new heart problems.

“Our study suggests that dental screening programmes including regular check-ups and education on proper dental hygiene may help to prevent first and subsequent heart events,” Dr. Giulia Ferrannini of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, said in a statement announcing the results.

The researchers tracked nearly 1,600 study participants, each of whom had at least one dental exam between 2010 and 2014. They followed up with the patients over the next few years, through 2018. Those who had gum disease at the beginning of the study were 49% more likely to have suffered from a heart attack, stroke or other conditions.

“We postulate that the damage of periodontal tissues in people with gum disease may facilitate the transfer of germs into the bloodstream,” Ferrannini said. “This could accelerate harmful changes to the blood vessels and/or enhance systemic inflammation that is harmful to the vessels.”

Why Checkups are Important

Regular checkups are not only essential to oral and overall health, they are also relatively quick and painless. With sedation dentistry and other options, that is true even for people who are nervous about seeing a dentist.

The primary benefit of a checkup is that it gives your dentist an opportunity to take a look inside your mouth and scan for early signs of trouble. The sooner those signs are spotted, the easier it is to treat them.

During the checkup, a dental professional will also thoroughly clean your teeth, removing harmful plaque and tartar that often builds up over time.

How a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Can Help

If you are due for a checkup, experiencing mouth pain or discomfort or simply interested in improving your smile, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help. 

Dr. Natalia has dedicated her career to providing comprehensive and personalized dental services for people across South Florida. Do not just take out word for it: Pearl White patients often glow about their experience.

Whether you need a routine checkup and cleaning, are considering Invisalign to address crowded teeth or are thinking about cosmetic dentistry options, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. We work with a wide range of insurance plans and are happy to assist with patient financing.Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812, or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Toothache? Here is What You Should Do

August 17, 2021

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Save your emergency dentist in Fort Lauderdale’s phone number for helpful advice during a dental emergency.

Toothaches are a fairly common occurrence that can be caused by a number of different factors. They are often the sign of oral health issues that should be addressed promptly before they get worse.

That means going to see a dentist. Do not be like the British woman who reportedly tried to remove her own tooth with a pair of pliers. Let an experienced dental professional help.

At Pearl White Dentistry, we have been brightening smiles in Fort Lauderdale and across South Florida for more than a decade. We provide a wide range of services, from regular checkups and cleanings to cosmetic work and emergency response.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in South Florida, call Pearl White at (954) 491-8812. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you address the emergency and restore your smile.

Common Causes of Toothaches

Most people have experienced at least minor tooth pain or discomfort at some point. If the pain is severe or does not subside, it is vital to seek treatment from a dentist.

Some of the most common causes of tooth pain include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Gum disease or infection
  • Teeth grinding

In addition to sharp and persistent pain, toothaches may also come with swelling around the tooth and gums, a headache or fever, and foul odors from the site of the pain.

Is it an Emergency?

It is important to consult a dentist for any tooth pain that does not immediately subside. There are also some steps you can take at home to temporarily treat the pain.

Rinse your mouth out with warm salt water to remove any debris and treat inflammation. Take over-the-counter medication for the pain and apply a cold compress to the area where you are experiencing pain. 

If your mouth is bleeding, the first step is to try to stop the bleeding. After rinsing, apply pressure to the bleeding site. Go to an emergency room if the bleeding does not stop or significantly slow in about 10 minutes. If the bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the area to keep swelling down and contact an emergency dentist.

Make an Appointment with a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you are experiencing tooth pain, due for a checkup, or want to explore options for improving your smile, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

Whether you need a routine cleaning, are considering Invisalign to address crowded teeth or are thinking about teeth whitening solutions, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. We are experienced dental professionals who work with a wide range of insurance plans. We are also happy to assist with patient financing. Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812, or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Why Teeth Grinding is on The Rise During Pandemic

July 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 4:25 pm

family embracing on sofaThe Covid-19 pandemic has done a number on the health and wellbeing of people around the globe, including those who have not been infected with the virus. Add teeth damage from grinding to the increasingly long list of secondary impacts of the pandemic.

ABC News recently reported that dentists across the country are seeing a rise in bruxism, jaw clenching and teeth grinding that can cause long-term harm to people’s oral health. They blame the stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic, along with an increase in alcohol use by people trying to cope with the situation.

“While the causes of bruxism are largely unknown, some experts believe this behavior is related to sleep patterns and processes within the central nervous system,” Jacinta Leyden and Stephanie Widmer report for ABC. “There are a few risk factors that are associated with increased rates of bruxism, including anxiety, highly stressful life circumstances and heavy alcohol use–all things that have increased across the population this year.”

Teeth grinding often goes hand in hand with problems sleeping, but it can also have a variety of other harmful consequences. It can damage enamel, the thin, hard shell that coats and protects the teeth. That damage, in turn, often results in tooth pain and sensitivity and makes people more vulnerable to decay and cavities.

Bruxism is commonly treated by using a mouthguard for sleeping and addressing the underlying stress and anxiety that may be at the root of the problem.

The Importance of Dental Care During the Pandemic

The rise of bruxism is yet another reminder of how crucial it is that people continue to regularly see a dentist, even during the pandemic.

Regular cleanings and checkups are a cornerstone of proper oral care. These visits can help ward off tooth decay and nip a wide range of problems in the bud.

At Pearl White, we are taking various precautions to ensure the health and safety of our patients when they come in for checkups and other treatment. New research shows that dentists can continue to provide much needed services during the pandemic while keeping people safe.

Make an Appointment with a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you are due for a checkup, dealing with mouth pain or discomfort or interested in improving your smile, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

We have been assisting people in Ft. Lauderdale and throughout South Florida who want to brighten their smiles and keep their mouths healthy for more than 15 years. Dr. Natalia has been cited for “Excellence in Clinical Achievement” because of her professional achievement and personalized approach. 

Whether you need a routine checkup and cleaning, are considering Invisalign to address crowded teeth or are thinking about cosmetic dentistry options, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. We work with a wide range of insurance plans and are happy to assist with patient financing.Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812, or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Study Shows Importance of Dental Checkups for Pregnant Women

July 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 4:00 pm

Gain a child, lose a tooth? The old saying is getting a new look after a recent study explored a possible link between pregnancy and dental issues.

The more times a woman gives birth, the fewer teeth she is likely to have, a trio of researchers from Yale University and New York University recently concluded. The group cautioned, however, that the notion that this is somehow related to calcium depletion during pregnancy remains a common misconception.

“Logically, that’s not what happens,” NYU’s Stefanie Russell recently told The Atlantic. “A fetus does require calcium, but that calcium comes from the bones and gets replenished. Teeth cannot leach calcium.”

Instead, Russell pointed to a number of possible factors, including stress, the physical toll that pregnancy takes on a woman’s body, and a de-emphasis on dental health for pregnant mothers and those with new babies.

“Dentists used to be taught not to treat pregnant women unless it was an emergency,” Russell said in an interview with The Atlantic’s Rosie Colosi. “They were afraid of being blamed or sued if something happened to go wrong with the pregnancy.”

Don’t Delay Getting Your Checkup

At Pearl White Dentistry, we suggest that patients who are pregnant come in for checkups more frequently than the typical twice-a-year visits. This helps ensure that our patients’ oral health remains intact during this important time in their lives.

Understandably, running to the dentist for a quick checkup may not be at the top of the to-do list for women expecting a child or who have recently given birth. A survey from insurance company Cigna concluded that some 43 percent of pregnant women wind up skipping their regular checkups. 

The problem, however, is that missing a dentist visit can impact both your oral and overall health. Checkups are key to nipping problems in the bud and avoiding more serious issues down the road.

Nearly half of all adults ages 30 and older have some form of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It often starts as inflammation of the gums, which can get much worse if it goes untreated. Periodontitis, a more severe inflammation, can cost you your teeth. 

Oral health problems have also been linked to cardiovascular disease, not to mention muscle loss, weakness and diabetes in older people. 

Make an Appointment with a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you are due for a checkup, are experiencing mouth pain or discomfort or are interested in improving your smile, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and Pearl White Dentistry can help.

Whether you need a routine checkup and cleaning, are considering Invisalign to address crowded teeth or are thinking about cosmetic dentistry options, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. At Pearl White, we are happy to work with a wide variety of insurance plans and to assist with patient financing. Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812, or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Seven of the Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

June 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 5:43 pm

Gleaming white teeth are not only a source of confidence for many people, but they can also be a sign of good oral and overall health. 

Oral health is considered an important window into overall well-being. Problems that start in the mouth can contribute to various diseases and medical congestions, studies suggest. 

That is why it is important to maintain a bright smile through daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist. People can also go a long way in keeping their smiles healthy and sparkling based on what they eat and drink. 

Here are some foods and liquids that are far more likely to stain teeth and cause decay than others. 

7. Sodas and Carbonated Beverages

These drinks are highly acidic and can stain and damage the enamel, a thin, hard shell that coats and protects the teeth. Decay often leads to cavities, the permanent and tiny holes that open up in teeth and can cause serious damage if not treated.

6. Citrus

Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are a common source of Vitamin C and part of a healthy diet. People who eat a lot of these fruits, however, may be vulnerable to cavities as the acids wear down enamel. 

5. Potato Chips

Starch-heavy snacks like chips are loaded with sugar and can easily get caught between teeth, leading to bacteria.

4. Alcohol

Whether you are wrapping your teeth around a couple of cold ones at the end of a long day or having a glass of wine with dinner, booze can do a number on your smile. Alcohol dries out the mouth, removing saliva that otherwise prevents food from sticking and combats decay.

3. Ice

Having a drink on the rocks? Just make sure the ice stays in the glass. Chewing on ice can damage your enamel and even crack or chip teeth.

2. Coffee, Tea

Frequent consumption of coffee or tea can stain teeth. Many coffee and tea drinkers also add sugar to their drinks, increasing the risk of decay and cavities.

1. Sugary Candies

Sense a theme here? Candy often packs a big sugar punch that can wreak havoc on your mouth and get stuck between the teeth. 

See a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you are due for a checkup or want to explore options for improving your smile, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

Whether you need a routine cleaning, are considering Invisalign to address crowded teeth or are thinking about teeth whitening solutions, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. We work with a wide range of insurance plans and are happy to assist with patient financing.

Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812, or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Why People Are Going Back to the Dentist After Covid in Florida

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 5:36 pm

Life was put on hold in many ways over the last year, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses shuddered, cars stayed off the road and many people simply stuck around the house as infection rates spiked and daily activities ground to a halt.

Visits to the dentists were one of the many things that people put on hold during the pandemic. That could have a significant impact on the overall health of dental patients.

“Dentistry is not an elective procedure,” Purnima Kumar, a professor of periodontology at Ohio State University, told the Washington Post all the way back in 2020. “They’re important to your mouth health, as well as to the health of the rest of your body.”

Fast forward to one year later: About 61% of dentists across the country reported seeing a normal volume of patients over the week of May 17, according to the American Dental Association. That was the highest level since before the pandemic began in March 2020, when those reporting normal patient volume plummeted to a mere 5%.

People are heading back to the dentist in particular in Florida. About 70% of dentists in the Sunshine State told the ADA that they are seeing 86% or more of the weekly patient volume that they experienced before the pandemic.

That is good news. Research shows that oral health is an important component of overall well-being. The sooner that plaque, bacteria, cavities and infections are spotted and treated, the better.

Nearly half of all adults ages 30 and older have some form of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What starts as inflammation of the gums can get much worse if it goes untreated, turning into harmful periodontitis that could cost a person his or her teeth. 

Poor oral health has also been linked to cardiovascular disease, as well as muscle loss, weakness and diabetes in older people. 

Make an Appointment with a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you have been putting off a checkup, are experiencing mouth pain or discomfort or simply want to brighten your smile before you return to work, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

We have been assisting people in Ft. Lauderdale and throughout South Florida with keeping their mouths healthy and their smiles sparkling for more than 15 years. Dr. Natalia has been cited for “Excellence in Clinical Achievement.” Our patient reviews speak for themselves: people love the Pearl White experience! 

Whether you need a routine checkup and cleaning, are considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth or are thinking about cosmetic dentistry options, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. We work with a wide range of insurance plans and are happy to assist with patient financing.

Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812, or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Why It Is Time to Go Back to the Dentist

May 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 10:21 pm

After more than a year in which many people stayed mainly at home in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, signs abound that life is starting to return to normal for people in South Florida and across the country. 

Vaccination rates are increasing and infection rates are on the decline. Businesses are reopening and people are going back to work. Many are even catching up on things they put off during the pandemic, like a visit with a dentist.

Some 93% of Americans plan to see a dentist this year, according to a recent survey. Nearly 90% of respondents said they believe oral health is an important part of overall health, while another three-quarters (72%) said they are paying close attention to their oral health at home during the pandemic.

For anyone on the fence about seeing a dentist, here is why now is the time.

Checkups are Essential to Good Health

Regular dental checkups are vital to ensuring oral health and can play a role in warding off other medical conditions. They are also relatively quick and painless, even for people who may be nervous about visiting a dentist.

Most serious dental problems and diseases are preventable if detected in the early stages, commonly through routine checkups. The earlier problems are spotted, the less expensive, extensive and invasive the process to treat them.

These appointments also give dental professionals a chance to thoroughly clean your teeth, ensuring that plaque and tartar buildup are removed. 

Most people should see a dentist for a checkup twice a year. Those who are at particular risk of gum disease and related issues – such as smokers, pregnant women, people with gum disease, and people prone to infection – are encouraged to see a dentist more frequently.

Restorative and Cosmetic Services Brighten Smiles

Some people who have primarily been at home the last year may be a little anxious about returning to everyday life, including going back to an office or workplace. Restoring and improving your smile can go a long way in boosting a person’s confidence.

At Pearl White, we have been helping people brighten their smiles for more than 15 years. We offer several restorative and cosmetic dental services, including: 

  • Invisalign: These transparent and removable trays used to straighten teeth are a popular option that have made metal braces essentially a thing of the past.
  • Root canals: This procedure helps save injured or decaying teeth from extraction by eliminating infections.
  • Crowns and bridges: Crowns rebuild teeth by placing new caps on them. Bridges are artificial teeth used to fill gaps in a smile.
  • Inlays and onlays: These restorative treatments are used to address various tooth imperfections.
  • Teeth-whitening: Our teeth-whitening treatment lets people make their pearly whites shine from the comfort of their own homes.
  • Botox: This treatment is often combined with others to brighten smiles by reducing lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

We take the time to understand each patient’s situation, goals and needs and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Visit a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you are due for a checkup, dealing with mouth pain or discomfort or interested in improving your smile, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812 or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Study Shows Little Risk of Covid-19 Infection During Dental Visits

May 14, 2021

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There is good news for anyone nervous about seeing a dentist during the pandemic.

Dental treatment does not increase the risk of Covid-19 transmission, researchers at the Ohio State University recently concluded. The group said fears that the virus, which spreads through respiratory droplets or aerosols, might be more easily transmitted in dental procedures that produce more aerosols are unfounded.

“Getting your teeth cleaned does not increase your risk for COVID-19 infection any more than drinking a glass of water from the dentist’s office does,” Purnima Kumar,  a professor of periodontology at Ohio State and the lead author of the study, said in a statement announcing the research results.

“These findings should help us open up our practices, make ourselves feel safe about our environment and, for patients, get their oral and dental problems treated – there is so much evidence emerging that if you have poor oral health, you are more susceptible to COVID,” Kumar said.

The researchers found that water from irrigation tools used during most dental procedures, rather than patients’ saliva, causes most of the splatter from patients’ mouths. They said that dental procedures remain safe so long as “infection control measures are used, such as preoperative mouth rinses and intraoral high-volume evacuation.”

Dentists Focus on Safety During the Pandemic

Meanwhile, a separate study shows that the rate of infections among dentists was relatively low during the height of the pandemic. 

About 2.6% of dentists have contracted the coronavirus as of November 2020, much lower than other frontline health professionals, according to American Dental Association Science & Research Institute and Health Policy Institute.

Researchers applauded dentists for taking preventative measures to keep themselves, their staff and their patients safe. 

Nearly all of the 1,300 dentists who participated in the survey said they used enhanced infection prevention and control strategies in their practice each month. That includes screening patients and staff for COVID-19, disinfecting between patient appointments and encouraging social distancing among patients.

Make an Appointment with a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you are due for a checkup, dealing with mouth pain or discomfort or interested in improving your smile, Fort Lauderdale dentist Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

We have been assisting people in Ft. Lauderdale and throughout South Florida who want to brighten their smiles and keep their mouths healthy for more than 15 years. Dr. Natalia has been cited for “Excellence in Clinical Achievement” because of her professional achievement and personalized approach. 

Whether you need a routine checkup and cleaning, are considering Invisalign to address crowded teeth or are thinking about cosmetic dentistry options, we will take the time to understand your situation and walk you through your options. We work with a wide range of insurance plans and are happy to assist with patient financing.

Contact us online, call us at (954) 491-8812, or email us at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale dentist.

Do I Really Need a Root Canal?

January 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 5:00 pm

A root canal is one of those procedures that many people are probably vaguely aware of but know little about until a dental professional tells you that you need it.

Generally, a root canal is a restorative procedure designed to help save injured or decaying teeth by eliminating infections in the tooth pulp. Also known as endodontic treatment, the procedure is safe, effective, and painless, thanks to anesthesia and sedation.

The key to saving natural teeth through a root canal is spotting the problem as early as possible. Routine checkups and cleanings are a vital part of maintaining oral health and monitoring for possible issues. You should also see a dentist if you are experiencing tooth or jaw pain.

At Pearl White Dentistry, we provide a wide range of dental services for our patients, from preventive checkups and cleanings to fillings, root canals, and other restorative work. 

Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski prides herself on making personal connections with her patients and taking the time to understand each person’s unique situation and goals. That is why many patients call her the best dentist in South Florida. Check out our latest patient reviews here.

Our Fort Lauderdale Dentist Explains What a Root Canal Treats

Root canals are generally recommended to address serious tooth decay. These are situations in which the decay has moved beyond the exterior enamel of a tooth to the interior pulp. If untreated, the infected pulp will cause the tooth to continue to decay and eventually die.

Common reasons for root canals include:

  • Deep tooth decay
  • Repeated dental procedures on the same tooth
  • Malfunctioning crowns
  • A cracked, chipped, or damaged tooth

At Pearl White, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Natalia and her team will explain specifically why they believe you need a root canal and how the process can help you save your tooth and restore your smile.

How a Root Canal Works

During the procedure, a dentist removes the damaged pulp, which runs from the tooth’s root in the jawbone to the top of the crown. The root canals are then cleaned, and the tooth is filled to help prevent further infection.

The root canal process is fairly intensive and was once considered painful. Fortunately, dentists now use anesthesia and sedation to keep patients calm and comfortable throughout the procedure. It is more painful to live with an infected tooth than to have a root canal.

The procedure is typically completed over one or two appointments. A temporary crown may be installed on the tooth to protect it between appointments.

Visit a Fort Lauderdale Dentist Today

If you are experiencing oral pain and other issues or are simply looking for a routine checkup and cleaning, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski and the staff at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

We take the time to understand each patient’s individual situation and needs and offer services tailored to their goals. That includes providing a full range of restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dental services.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Natalia in Fort Lauderdale, call Pearl White Dentistry at (954) 491-8812 or contact us by email at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com.

How Often Do I Need a Dental Checkup?

January 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — PEte Boyd @ 5:07 pm

As a Fort Lauderdale dental services provider that has helped people brighten their smiles for decades, we often get asked how frequently people should visit their dentist. 

Of course, the answer depends largely on the person, his or her specific individual situation, needs and goals. Generally speaking, people should come in twice a year for a routine checkup and cleaning. This is an essential part of keeping your mouth healthy by spotting any possible issues as early as possible and monitoring what is going on with your teeth and gums.

Some people are recommended to see a dentist more frequently for cleanings and checkups because they may be at a higher risk for gum disease or other oral health issues. Smokers and women who are pregnant, as well as people with oral cancer or gum disease and others who are prone to plaque buildup or infection, should ask their dentist whether they should be coming in more than twice a year.

At Pearl White Dentistry, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski and her team make routine checkups and cleanings a comfortable and pleasant experience. Do not just take our word for it: Our patients give us glowing reviews, often citing the quality service and personal touch that comes with visiting our office.

Checkups and Cleanings

The good news is that routine checkups and cleanings are relatively quick and painless. These services are typically performed in one appointment.

Checkups and cleanings are primarily designed to give your dentist a chance to see what is happening inside your mouth and clean your teeth to remove any harmful tartar buildup. At Pearl White, a dental professional will clean your teeth, and Dr. Natalia 

will assess your oral health and check for cavities, tooth decay, damage, crowding and signs of potential gum disease. 

Dr. Natalia may recommend that we take x-rays during your visit to take a closer look at your teeth. In some situations, she may also suggest a deep dental cleaning. This process, also called scaling and root planing is reserved for people with larger pockets between teeth and gums that put them at risk of gum disease.

Our Fort Lauderdale dentist understands that some people are often nervous about visiting a dentist. That is why we take several steps to ensure your comfort during a checkup and cleaning, including offering a variety of sedation dentistry options. Sedation is a common practice that keeps patients calm and comfortable throughout a visit.

Schedule a Checkup and Cleaning with a Fort Lauderdale Dentist

If you are interested in a checkup and cleaning in South Florida or are experiencing oral issues, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski and the staff at Pearl White Dentistry can help.

We take the time to understand each patient’s individual situation and needs and offer services tailored to their goals. That includes providing a full range of restorative, cosmetic and emergency dental services.

To schedule a routine dental checkup in Fort Lauderdale, call Pearl White Dentistry at (954) 491-8812 or contact us by email at dr@pearlwhitedentistry.com.

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