Brushing up on basics: awareness, prevention, and early diagnosis.
General dentistry services are all about education and prevention. We want to inform you of how closely tied your oral health is to your overall wellness, let you know what to look out for, and help you take great care of your mouth so that it serves you for a lifetime. We know that protecting your mouth from decay and gum disease can save your teeth, but it can also decrease your chance of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. That’s because your mouth is a gateway to the rest of your body, so preventing oral infections means preventing them from traveling.
Most of us know to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day, but did you know performing these routines improperly can damage your teeth and gums?
For example, brushing with anything other than soft bristles can cause gum recession and weaken your enamel, making you more susceptible to infection and tooth loss.
We’ll talk about techniques and products with you to ensure your enamel stays strong, your gums remain free from disease, and your mouth sends dangerous bacteria packing.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 51,540 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer and oropharyngeal (throat) cancer, and 10,030 people will die of these cancers in 2018.
Smoking tobacco makes you six times more likely to develop oral cancer, as does frequent alcohol consumption, but HPV has taken over as the leading risk factor.
With these rates on the rise, it’s more important than ever to know the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and get screened regularly. Early diagnosis doubles survival rates.
If you experience frequent headaches or migraines along with jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, or even chipping of your teeth, you might be clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth.
You might be unaware of these habits, or they may happen in your sleep—confusingly, they can be the result of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, or the cause of them.
TMJ disorders can cause chronic pain and the need for tooth repair. A custom, comfortable nightguard may help prevent your symptoms and make your jaw function more happily.
Mercury fillings, also called silver or amalgam fillings, are still placed in many dental offices today despite a strong, discreet update in the form of composite resin.
The reason amalgam fillings still remain popular is because they’re strong and can last many years. However, the material can expand and contract with hot and cold foods and beverages.
When this happens, it can lead to cracking and infection. If you’re interested in safer, durable, and beautiful materials for your restorations, we can remove your mercury fillings.
We want your dental appointments to be free from anxiety from start to finish—from the moment you contact us to schedule to the moment you’re heading back to your busy life after your appointment. For your relaxation, we offer flat-screen TVs or music you can focus on while we work.
T.D.P. is our Dental Discount Plan. Ask us for details!
Advanced technology offers more comfortable experiences and precise treatment planning. We utilize pain-free dental injections, intraoral cameras, and digital x-rays in our offices.