Most people already know that having a clean mouth is very important. It makes you feel good about yourself and it gives you fresh breath and a great smile. You have probably also heard that brushing and flossing your teeth daily are necessary for good dental health.
But like many people, you may not be sure what all the fuss is about when it comes to preventive dentistry services. Here is the simple truth about caring for your teeth. Brushing teeth every day, with a soft – bristled brush and flossing between your teeth removes plaque from between the teeth, areas where the toothbrush can’t reach. The following preventive dentistry services are essential in preventing gum disease and maintain good oral health.
Preventive Dentistry Importance
By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet and visiting your dentist regularly, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile your entire life. Like you, we work hard to prevent dental problems before they occur. Subsequently, here are some of our preventative services.
Adult and Child Teeth Cleanings with Fluoride Treatment
When it comes to children and adults, they should receive this every 6 months. Almost any patient can benefit from this fluoride application immediately after your cleaning in our office. It’s a simple preventive dentistry service that makes a big impact.
Sealant for Children
We can provide a special sealant for children’s teeth that flows onto their “biting” surface. This preventive dentistry service can significantly reduce the potential for dental caries in young people.
Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing) – Periodontal Examination
Using a preventive dentistry measuring instrument, Dr. Adibfar will examine your pocket depth between each tooth. Pocket depth is the length between the top of the gum and where the gum attaches itself to the tooth. Pocket depth that extends beyond the normal ranges of good oral health may require surgical or non-surgical therapy (scaling and root planning), an excellent home care regimen on the part of the patient, and/or any additional treatment as indicated by Dr. Adibfar.
Caries (Cavity) Examination
During this visit Dr. Adibfar locates areas of decay both on chewing surfaces and between teeth. Dr. Adibfar uses both clinical exam and radiographic findings to determine the most conservative treatment plan for your oral needs. This preventive dentistry approach can help determine what is the best course of action.
Oral Cancer Screening
If you are a tobacco user, you are in primary danger of oral cancer. More than 8,000 deaths were attributed to oral cancer through early detection of pre-cancerous lesions. We provide an oral cancer screening at each preventive dentistry care appointment.
The forces of your bite can sometimes affect positioning of the jaw and teeth. Through minor polishing of the enamel surfaces or fillings, of the teeth, Dr. Adibfar can help redistribute and redirect the biting forces. Adjustments to chewing surfaces can often eliminate headaches that occur as a result of irregular biting patterns.
Temporo – Manidbular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Examination
TMJ is a condition that can put stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Causes of TMJ disorders vary e.g., misaligned bite, bruxism (teeth grinding), among other factors. Unfortunately, TMJ if not corrected, can result in very painful symptoms, from headaches to ear and neck pain, just to name a few. In general, it is best to seek treatment. Usually a Nightguard fabrication is indicated.
Scaling and Root Planning
When plaque extends below the gum line, gingivitis can deteriorate into a condition known as periodontist, which is an inflammation that can erode the ligament and bone beneath your gums, creating deep pockets that foster the growth of destructive bacteria. Treatment may include the use of antibiotics and root planning (deep scaling of the bacteria filled pockets).
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