Dental Hygiene

Top Rated Dental Hygienists in Greenwood
Hygiene Related Dental Procedures, Options & Details

Dr. Matthew Walton and his team of hygienists have the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a new dentist for your regular checkups and dental hygiene.

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Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Walton has averaged 90 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout his career; the minimum requirements for the state of Indiana are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!

Located just 15 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis with free parking.

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Dr. Matthew Walton, with a high-tech dental hygiene office located in Greenwood, has been serving patients from Indianapolis Metro, Southern Indiana & Central Indiana since 2006.

Our Licensed Dental Hygienists:

Decades of Experience.

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Kim | 38 years experience
Licensed Dental Hygienist

hygienist-Vicki

Vicki | 25 years experience
Licensed Dental Hygienist

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Fran | 12 years experience
Licensed Dental Hygienist

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Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Regular dental checkups are important for maintaining good oral and dental hygiene and health. Regular checkups can also help you save money over the long term, since small problems are more easily and cheaply taken care of if caught early. Additionally, regular dental checkups can even save your life.

First of all, by going for regular dental checkups, you are better able to maintain and care for your teeth and gums. This is because a dentist will examine your teeth and find out if they require cleaning, cavity filling, and/or other preventative or corrective measures. Crooked teeth can be examined, and any issues, such as halitosis, can be addressed.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions

Regular Check-ups

Video 01:00 | Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and eating balanced, healthy meals are important to maintaining a healthy smile. Regular dental visits are also extremely important to prevent and treat oral disease. Learn why regularly visiting a dentist can help keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.

Video courtesy of ADA

Periodontal Treatments

By performing such routine examinations, many larger future dental problems are prevented. For example, by having a dental cleaning, your teeth not only look and feel better, but are less likely to cause gum recession and/or inflammation down the line. Also, by having a small tooth cavity filled today, you potentially prevent tooth loss or a root canal in the future.

While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us.

Having small procedures such as cleanings and fillings performed today also saves you money. A simple cleaning is inexpensive and may even be free under some dental insurance plans. However, treatment for inflamed and/or receding gums is both costly and time consuming. Likewise, a cavity filling may cost a little bit of money or small insurance co-pay. However, if your inattention to your small cavity leads to eventual tooth loss, then the money required for a dental bridge or dental implant will be significantly more. Even if only root canal therapy is needed, the cost of such a treatment can be as much as ten times the cost of a simple cavity filling.

What Is Periodontal Maintenance?

If you have periodontal disease, you may require root planing to remove diseased deposits from the roots of your teeth. Other treatment, including surgery, may be required. After the disease process is under control, a regular cleaning is not appropriate anymore. Instead you will require special on-going gum and bone care procedures, also known as periodontal maintenance to keep your mouth healthy.

Periodontal Screening

Video 01:00 | Gums that are red, tender or swollen may indicate periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Because you can have periodontal disease without knowing it, it’s important to visit your dentist for periodontal screening. Discover more about how to prevent, detect and treat periodontal disease.

Video courtesy of ADA

What Is A Root Planing Procedure?

Root planning removes bacteria and their toxins, tartar, and diseased deposits from the surfaces of tooth roots. Scraping or scaling is required the full length of the root surface, down to where the root, gum and bone disease (periodontal disease).

Periodontal disease is very common, but does not always have distinct symptoms. It is an inflammation and infection of the supporting structures of the teeth (gums, bone, ligaments, root surfaces) that eventually results in the loss of teeth. You may notice that your gums bleed easily, that you have a bad taste in your mouth, that your gums appear red or swollen, that your teeth appear longer or have shifted. Or you may not notice anything at all.

Scaling and Root Planing

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Featured Testimonial

“Always enjoy coming to get my teeth cleaned by Vicki and having Dr. Walton caring for my overall dental health and well being. The entire staff is excellent! I would recommend them to anyone. They also provide IV sedation, which I have had and can attest that it is the best dental experience I have ever had. Thank you Dr. Walton and staff!”

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