If you’re not in the dental field, dental jargon can be quite confusing. There are numerous branches of dentistry such as periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, etc. Then there are the types of dentistry that your general dentist can perform including preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, and/or cosmetic dentistry. What does it all mean? And how do you… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry
When you visit your dentist for your biannual dental cleanings, he or she will scale your teeth. This is the part that makes many people uncomfortable, mostly because of the sound of the scraping of the scaling instrument against your teeth. It is the step during the cleaning procedure that comes before polishing. In the… Read more »
You may think that your teeth are the most important thing in your mouth, and they are important, of course! Without teeth, it is embarrassing to smile, you can’t chew, and your jawbone begins to absorb (disintegrate) eventually leading to that sunken-in, aged appearance. However, without healthy gums, you would have no teeth. Your gums… Read more »
The holiday season will be in full force this weekend with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The food and drinks will be plentiful and not all of them will be tooth-friendly. One way to keep an eye on your teeth this Christmas is to try not to indulge only in sweet treats and beverages, but to… Read more »
Last week we discussed how to help prevent gum disease. However, if you already suffer from the disease, what are your options? We have a periodontist on our team to help manage minor and advanced cases of periodontal disease. Do you need a periodontist? How do you know if your gums are at risk?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults in the United States over the age of 30 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Can you take steps to prevent gum disease? Despite the widespread prevalence of the disease, you can take preventive measures to help avoid the onset of serious gum problems.
Tooth decay can impact smiles of all ages, from children to adults. However, no one is destined to develop cavities. There are steps you can take to significantly reduce your risk of developing cavities. Avoiding tooth decay can ensure your smile feels comfortable and reduce the chances of infections or abscesses developing.
Whether you’re young or old, cavities always pose a risk to your smile. Without treatment, minor decay can soon lead to more serious oral health concerns, even threatening the stability of the tooth in question. How do you prevent cavities? Fortunately, there are preventive measures you and your dentist can take to help safeguard your… Read more »
Once you develop gum disease there is no cure. However, with a preventive approach to your oral health, we can help you successfully manage the disease and stave off the advanced stages, such as periodontitis. How do you manage gum disease? We can use ultrasonic scaling to help improve your oral health and prevent the… Read more »
If you always wondered what plaque was when you heard it in the phrase, “Plaque and tartar,” you’re not alone. While it may seem like a given that you know what plaque is, it’s actually kind of a complicated part of your oral health. Consider this a plaque primer. We’ve got 6 plaque facts for… Read more »