Tag Archives: routine care

Oral Health

Why Routine Care is Important For Your Oral Health

It’s a common affliction for both children and adults: tooth decay. In fact, more than 90 percent of adults over the age of 20 and 78 percent of children ages 17 or younger have experienced a cavity in their lifetime. At our office, our team of skilled professionals focuses on prevention and early intervention to help you and your loved ones maintain optimal oral health.

Cavities are caused by a buildup of plaque, which is a sticky film that gathers continuously inside your mouth and harbors bacteria that are potentially harmful to your teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque metabolize the sugars in your food to produce acids and irritants that cause dental disease.

While limiting your intake of sugary foods brushing and flossing daily are important for combatting the effects of plaque bacteria, it’s also important to visit our office for an exam and teeth cleaning twice a year. With a professional teeth cleaning, we can thoroughly remove any residual buildup of plaque from hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and gums. We strive to make these visits a valuable learning experience as well, especially for our pediatric patients, who are beginning to learn the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. To further reduce a child’s risk for developing cavities, we can also provide dental sealants and periodic fluoride treatments.

For patients of all ages, we will perform a comprehensive examination, using advanced digital radiography, as needed, to diagnose any tooth decay or other conditions in their earliest stages. To treat a cavity, we gently and precisely remove the decay, then restore the tooth with a dental filling. Our office utilizes the latest generation of durable, tooth colored materials, which blend seamlessly with your smile for aesthetically pleasing results.

At our office, we keep pace with the most advanced approaches to halt the onset and progress of tooth decay. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Routine Care

The Importance of Routine Care

At our office, we maintain a position at the forefront of the latest advances in care to offer patients treatment that is more precise, convenient, and comfortable than ever before. When it comes to smile care, our team of professionals is well equipped to help you and every member of your family enjoy optimal oral health.

Here are three great reasons why regular checkups to our office are essential for a healthy smile:

1.   With routine checkups, we can help prevent dental disease or treat it early in its onset. While a mirror allows you to look at the surface of your smile, underneath the outer layer of your teeth and beneath the gums, there may be a lot more going on.  By performing a comprehensive exam, we’re able to detect and treat emerging dental problems such as the onset of gum disease or dental decay.  We can also take measures to help prevent these issues from happening at all.  

2.    We’ll check signs of medical conditions, suspicious lesions, ulcerations, or oral cancer. We’re always on the lookout for any unusual signs or symptoms affecting your oral health and overall well-being. As part of a comprehensive exam (and if indicated at other visits), we perform an oral cancer screening to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. We also check for any oral manifestations of other medical conditions or problematic lesions.

3. Dedicated to helping patients maintain optimal oral health, we emphasize the importance of preventive care.  With a professional dental cleaning, we can remove the plaque and tartar between the teeth and gums that your toothbrush or floss may have missed. Not only will your smile feel better after a thorough cleaning, but by removing any accumulated plaque, tartar, and debris, your risk of cavities and gum disease is reduced. Also, as part of our comprehensive program of preventive care, we’ll show you what you can do at home to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Committed to excellence in oral care

At our office, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to meet the needs of every member of your family. Our superior reputation is based on providing experienced and compassionate care with an unparalleled level of skill to achievethe bestresults for all our patients. For more information on the many services that we provide, give us a call today.