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What is Preventive Dental Care?

Did you know that according to statistics, more than 90% of adults ages 20-64 have had a cavity in their lifetime? And, tooth decay doesn’t just affect grownups. Cavities also affect the youngest members of the population; with 78% of children having had a cavity by the time they’re 17 years of age. While these percentages are alarmingly high, tooth decay is an almost entirely preventable condition. With routine checkups and care, our dentist can help reduce your risk of dental disease. At our office, we utilize the most advanced technology and methods of care to help patients of all ages enjoy optimal oral health.

Tooth decay is caused by plaque, which is a sticky biofilm that gathers continuously on your teeth. The problem is that plaque harbors thousands of colonies of bacteria, some of which are responsible for cavities and gum disease. While brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugar, are important steps for preventing any buildup of plaque and protecting your teeth from cavities, it’s also important to see your dentist for routine care. Plaque can gather in the difficult to reach areas between the teeth and gums where it can only be reached with a professional teeth cleaning. As part of our comprehensive program of preventive care, we thoroughly remove any residual plaque and tartar, and offer guidance as to how you can improve your daily oral hygiene at home. As an added level of protection against tooth decay, we offer pediatric patients periodic fluoride treatments, and dental sealants.

For patients of all ages, our dentist performs a comprehensive examination, assisted by advanced digital radiography, as needed. In this way, we can monitor the ongoing oral health of our patients. If a cavity is detected, our dentist will gently and precisely remove the decay, then restore the tooth with a dental filling. At our practice, we utilize the latest generation of tooth-colored restorative materials, for the most natural looking and seamless results of care.

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.

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Preventing Tooth Decay

According to the World Health Organization, 60-90% of children worldwide, and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. Although these numbers are alarmingly high, your risk of tooth decay is significantly lowered with proper oral care. At our office, we offer a comprehensive selection of preventive and dental services to help patients of all ages maintain optimal oral health.

Why a cavity develops and the importance of preventive care

Cavities form when dental plaque is not consistently removed from around the teeth and gums. Your risk for tooth decay also increases if your diet is high in sugary sweets, acidic foods, and beverages, or if dry mouth, teeth grinding, receding gums, and deeply grooved dental enamel are present.

 As skilled and experienced providers of care, we emphasize the importance of dental prevention as the best way to maintain optimal oral health. We also encourage routine checkups to allow for the early detection and treatment of dental disease. While cavities are almost entirely preventable, it’s essential to treat any developing tooth decay early in its onset. In this way, further damage and more severe consequences to your oral health and overall well-being can be avoided.

Helping our patients maintain healthy smiles

When you visit our office for a checkup, you can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands. We employ the most advanced dental technology and techniques to carefully evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw for any sign of dental disease or developing problems. In addition to an assessment of your oral health, every exam performed by our dentist is accompanied by a thorough, professional teeth cleaning to remove any harmful accumulations of dental plaque or tartar that you may have missed while brushing or flossing. We’ll also review your home care routine and offer guidance as to how you can clean and care for your teeth more effectively between checkups.

Solutions to protect the health of your smile

Although tooth decay is a widespread oral health concern, with periodic visits to our office, cavities can be prevented. At our office, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all of your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.

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Are you looking for a good reason to smile? At our office, our practice provides families throughout the local area with the highest quality of care. Welcoming patients of all ages to our state-of-the-art practice; we offer a comprehensive selection of dental services designed to meet the dental needs of every member of your family. From routine checkups and cleanings, to restorative care, the replacement of missing teeth, emergency treatment, and a sweeping array of smile makeover options, we are well equipped to help you keep your smile in tip-top condition. Currently accepting new patients, we offer convenient appointment times to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.

Choosing a dentist for you and your loved ones is big decision. At our practice, we have helped many families establish the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles and we are confident we can do the same for yours. We place an emphasis on the importance of preventive dental care and encourage patients to visit us every six months for a comprehensive checkup and professional cleaning. In this way, we can closely monitor the health of your smile, help prevent dental disease, and detect dental conditions early in their onset, when treatment is typically straightforward. For your children, it’s our goal to help them develop a good routine for maintaining optimal oral health. As an added level of protection against tooth decay in children, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Patients of all ages will find that our practice is well-equipped to address a wide array of dental needs. We offer the latest generations of restorative materials to repair teeth damaged by injury or decay. We also offer fabulous menu of cosmetic treatments, ranging from professional teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding, to complete smile makeovers with porcelain dental veneers and custom crowns. Anyone affected by lost or missing teeth will also find that we provide the best options in care. From dentures and fixed bridges to dental implants, we can help you smile once again with confidence and ease. At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our practice and the many services we provide, give our office a call today.