General Dentistry

Your Dental Visit

The dental care professionals employed in our practice are aware that every patient has different oral health issues. Some simply require routine checkups and cleanings on a regular basis, while others may need careful monitoring of tooth and gum health due to pre-existing conditions, family history, risk factors, or overall declining health. Some patients need bridgework, implants, root canals, and other more extensive work, and some require teeth whitening, straightening, and other cosmetic procedures designed to promote self-confidence by improving the appearance. We’re also aware that many patients experience anxiety at the thought of visiting their dentist while others don’t mind at all. For all of these reasons, we work with individual patients to create customized care plans.

What Happens at the Examination

We recommend that most adults schedule a dental examination that includes a thorough teeth cleaning once every six months. The exam allows the dentist to check for any emerging issues as well as check whether ongoing issues are responding well to treatment. We also offer services such as oral cancer screenings and treat conditions such as gum disease, bad breath, and dry mouth.

Good oral health doesn’t just mean having a healthy mouth and teeth, however. A significant link exists between oral health and overall health — for instance, those suffering from gum disease have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular issues, respiratory problems, and having strokes. Those who are pregnant or who have Type II diabetes may experience added complications if gum disease is also present. We also work with patients to meet their cosmetic dentistry needs.

How a Healthy Mouth Helps Keep the Rest of You Healthy

Preventive care is one of the primary tenets of our practice. We firmly believe that best oral hygiene practices combined with regular examinations are at the heart of maintaining good dental health throughout the average lifetime. Many dental issues can be successfully treated when caught early on. Unfortunately, many people don’t think about their dental health until they come down with a toothache or other pressing problem that requires immediate attention. In most cases, the problem could have been prevented with early detection. This is why we encourage our patients to schedule dental checkups on a biannual basis as well as to contact us between scheduled visits if they notice something unusual.

We use state–of-the-art dental equipment and always stay on top of emerging dental technology. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office for more information on keeping your smile as healthy as possible.

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