Generations Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Welcome to Generations Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Lindsay Compton

Dr. Lindsay Compton is excited to provide care to families in Arvada, Colorado, and the surrounding communities. Before purchasing Generations Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, she earned her DDS from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and practiced as an associate, providing excellent care and earning her patients’ trust. She is an award-winning dentist and has been published in the Journal of Dental Research. She is also an accomplished athlete, skiing and running in marathons!

Patient Testimonials

"I have been a a patient of Dr. Beaver's/Compton's office since the year 2000. They accomplished an amazing orthodontic outcome for me. I love my smile now! They have always provided kind & caring services and the staff is so friendly! I can't imagine trusting my dental care to anyone else. - Tamara

What to Expect at Your Dental Cleaning

August 18, 2016
Posted By: Generations Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Cleaning in Arvada CO, Generations Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Your dental cleaning is a key component of your preventive dentistry plan.

At Generations Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, the office of Dr. Lindsay Compton – your dentist in Arvada, CO, we take preventive dental care seriously and make it the foundation of our practice.

For most patients, we recommend preventive cleanings twice a year (or every six months). This is usually sufficient to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up and prevent cavities and gum disease from developing. If you are prone to cavities or gum disease, however, we may recommend more frequent cleanings so we can stay on top of the problem.

But what exactly happens at a dental cleaning? If you’ve been putting off your cleaning out of fear or anxiety of the unknown, it might help to know what to expect.

Meet Joy!

Our talented and gentle hygienist, Joy, performs cleanings at Generations Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. She is careful, yet thorough, so you can have a comfortable, complete cleaning and go home with squeaky clean teeth!

When you arrive for your cleaning, we’ll take you back and make sure you are comfortable. Joy will check your teeth and gums for any concerning signs. We may take some digital images so we can show you exactly what we see and point out areas of concern. Education is an important part of your cleaning, and we’ve found that images can help us highlight areas you might be missing when you brush and floss so you can improve your home care routine.

A Flawless Finish

We’ll start your cleaning by removing built-up plaque and tartar. This is done with a combination of electric and manual tools. The ultrasonic scaler dislodges plaque and tartar, and Joy will carefully assess your teeth to remove any remaining traces by hand. If your teeth tend to be sensitive, let us know. We can apply numbing medication to help keep your cleaning comfortable.

Once your teeth are free from build-up, we’ll polish them to a shine. If Joy has noticed any areas of concern, she will notify Dr. Compton, who can assess you for cavities or gum disease and create a treatment plan, if necessary. We can also review your home care routine and provide any recommendations needed to make sure you are getting the most out of this important habit.

We’ll finish you up with a fluoride varnish to keep your enamel strong, and you’ll be good to go!

Call to Schedule

Has it been a while since your last visit? Don’t worry. We help people get back on track every day – we’re just glad you’re here

Call our Arvada dental office today to schedule your next cleaning and examination!

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