A Healthy Mouth Is A Happy Mouth
Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are the standard way to take care of your dental hygiene at home. Additional steps that help maintain that beautiful smile, are regular oral exams that help detect problems and treat potential issues before they can seriously affect your oral health.
If you have any questions about how you can have a healthy, attractive smile like many of our other patients, please contact us today.
New patients receive a comprehensive examination which includes a screening for oral cancer, gum and bone disease, and disorders. A routine oral exam is performed on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since the previous visit.
Healthy long lasting teeth begin with good gum health. Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually lead to the destruction of the support of your natural teeth. These diseases affect more than 80% of Americans by the age of 45.
Bacteria lives in your mouth and is the cause of plaque. Plaque can then lead to cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal disease. In order to keep your mouth clean and the bad bacteria down to a minimum, you must practice good oral hygiene every day.
Sealants are a proven way to help prevent cavities. Although sealants do not take the place of proper oral hygiene, they do prevent bacteria from getting into the deeper crevices in a tooth's biting surface and therefore keeping the tooth cavity-free.