A commitment to general dental care is the foundation of a great smile. Your bi-annual visits keep your teeth clean
and healthy and allow us to prevent problems down the road because we can spot them early. We address your unique
concerns and develop a relationship that ensures continuity of care.
Click on the headings below to learn more about some of the specific ways we work with you to maintain your oral health.
Most people realize the list of important reasons to visit the dentist starts with having your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. They can deal with the plaque and tartar that form on teeth over time. Though regular brushing usually removes most of the soft and sticky plaque, any remaining hardens into tartar, which is beyond the scope of your typical toothbrush and floss. Tartar can accumulate below the gumline as well as on the tooth surface. If you don’t remove these, you risk more serious problems with your teeth and gums later on. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy!
Right along with our bodies, our teeth and gums change as we get older. Plaque builds up over years, as well as darkening due to coffee, tea, or tobacco consumption. Ask us about procedures that can combat these problems. A common side effect of many medications is reduced flow of saliva. There are simple products that can help this condition. Your fillings are getting older, too, which can mean weakness or cracks. Regular check-ups will allow us to stay on top of your existing fillings. Gum disease and root decay are often big problems for seniors. Daily cleaning and good nutrition are critical for healthy gums. If your gums become red or begin to bleed or your teeth start to feel loose, contact us immediately.
With custom design and excellent fit, we can provide natural-looking, slip-proof dentures! Our technique secures the denture plate so well you no longer have to worry about the foods you eat or that your dentures might shift or fall out. If you are a denture wearer, be sure to ask us about this. It will make your life so much easier.
“Laughing gas,” properly called nitrous oxide, is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled through a mask. As you breathe in the medication, it induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide eliminates pain in most cases. The great thing about nitrous oxide is that it wears off quickly, so you can drive yourself home afterward.
If it’s time for your next cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no-cost/no-obligation consultation, call us now at (770) 760-0036.