Are You Due for Your Regular Dental Cleaning? Call Today!843-314-4877
If you floss daily, brush your teeth correctly, and use an alcohol-free antiseptic rinse, you may think you’re doing enough to protect your smile. But teeth cleaning at home is only one component of a healthy smile. Regular visits to your Myrtle Beach, SC dental officewith Dr. Jack Markusen for dental exams and dental cleanings are necessary to protect your pearly whites from bacteria.Dr. Jack Markusen on Dental Cleanings and Dental Exams Read Transcript
What we'd like to do is see our patients for a free smile exam or photo shoot in order to see what the condition of their mouth is in. If it's totally healthy, no gingivitis, no bleeding gums, no missing teeth, no teeth hurting, all you want to do is clean your teeth. This is what happens. It used to be a, I think, a lost leader. Go see that little girl to scrap your teeth once every year, maybe two years, and you'll be fine. We believe more in comprehensive care and continuing care, preventative care.
I remember my dad saying, "An ounce of prevention," ... It probably was my mom. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Then through my life, I've actually seen that a lot, especially in my dental practice. There's so many times that we've been able to help people prevent dental disease and prevent losing their teeth.
When I first started practicing, especially when I was doing a lot of [inaudible 00:01:08], I'd say half the people that I saw had never seen a dentist before in their entire life. I mean that's ... I'd people 16, 18, 20 patients come in who were ... first time ever seeing a dentist. Continuing care, 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,' and with doing that you'd be amazed at how the new modern technology that we have ... You have something called a [Piezon 00:01:36] instrument that we use, big name or strange name, but it's basically a little small tuning fork that polishes and sprays a little bit, and is much more comfortable than the old fashioned scalers, scrapers. Our patients look forward to having their hygiene.
When you prioritize biannual trips to DocMark General & Cosmetic Dentistry, you safeguard your smile in many ways:
- Prevent dental decay from damaging your teeth or gums
- Defend against tooth loss
- Recognize and treat signs of oral cancer
Your smile is more than the most recognizable part of your appearance. It’s also the gateway to your oral and general health. Stay well by calling Dr. Jack Markusen at 843-314-4877 to schedule your next dental cleanings and dental exams in our Myrtle Beach, SC area dental office.
Save Time, Pain, And Money With Preventive Dentistry
Have you ever heard the phrase “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Benjamin Franklin was advocating for fire safety, but the wisdom extends to your oral health. You can keep your smile healthy and bright – and safe from damage – by visiting us at least every six months.
DocMark General & Cosmetic Dentistry offers you high-tech teeth cleaning in Myrtle Beach, SC. We prioritize effective technology to make sure you have a comfortable, effective, and stress-free dental experience. That includes:
- Digital X-rays to reduce your exposure to radiation, including biannual cavity detecting bitewing X-rays and whole-mouth panoramic X-rays every 3 to 5 years
- A piezoelectric ultrascaler to gently remove plaque, stains, and tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth, both above and below your gumline. Unlike conventional hand scalers used to clean teeth, this device will not leave etches or grooves in your enamel.
- Photoshoots of your smile to show you problem areas around your mouth, which give you a full understanding of your goals and dental treatment options.
You can’t remove tartar on your own – it requires special tools and the expertise of a dental hygienist. And if you let it spread, you could find yourself in a lot of oral pain later on or in need of restorative dentistry.
Call us at 843-314-4877 to schedule your next dental cleanings and dental exams with Dr. Jack Markusen, to keep your smile feeling and looking great.
Dr. Jack Markusen graduated at the Medical University of South Carolina, School of Dentistry in 1976. He’s also a proud member of the following professional organizations: American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, Academy of Laser Dentistry, South Carolina Dental Association, Pee Dee District Dental Association.