Category: Preventive Dentistry

Skipping Preventive Visits Is Risky Business

Like many things, when you’re not suffering from any obvious dental problems, it’s easy to forget about different aspects of upkeep required to keep your smile in optimal health. However, when a cavity makes an appearance, you may find that you snap into action, quickly determining what you can do to solve the problem and… Read more »

Q&A: Detecting Tooth Decay With DIAGNOdent

Have you ever been shocked to find out you had a cavity? Perhaps you have long wondered why there isn’t some magical way to discover the tooth decay the moment it begins, rather than once you have a significant hole in your tooth. Or, maybe you’re one of the fortunate few who have never experienced… Read more »

Dental Sealants: What to Expect

If you have scheduled a dental visit with us for your child, you have probably already come across the preventive treatment called “sealants.” While you likely spend a good deal of your time focused on researching and selecting care options for your little one to promote excellent health, the world of pediatric dentistry may still… Read more »

Dental Checkups: Keep These Things In Mind

Your dental checkups protect your smile, acting as a main component of your preventive care. However, you may not think much about your checkups – in some cases, this may be another type of appointment you show up for during your lifetime that becomes completely routine. While our primarily goal is ensuring you visit us… Read more »

What Exactly Is A Dental Cleaning?

You’re probably aware that the foundation of excellent dental care is build upon preventive visits to our practice in addition to consistent home care. However, just because you know we suggest six-month dental cleanings and checkups does not necessarily mean that you know what to expect. For some patients, feeling informed adds a level of… Read more »

Preventive Dentistry: Maintaining Oral Health

Your smile is composed of living tissue, including your jawbone, teeth, gums, and surrounding supportive structures. Within your mouth lives plaque, which sticks to your teeth on a daily basis. The bacteria within plaque release acids while they digest carbohydrates that they feed on in your mouth. When your tissues are exposed to these acids,… Read more »

Concerns We Look for During Checkups

Did you know that we suggest you visit us once every six months for a dental checkup? You have likely heard us recommend that you schedule your next appointment the moment you get up from our chair and there’s a good reason for that. During your preventive visits, we have the ability to monitor your… Read more »

Maximize Your Preventive Care Routine

In modern dentistry, our main goal is to protect your teeth from disease, and prevent problems before they arise. Practicing excellent preventive care at home is the best way to avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and other common ailments of the mouth. You should occasionally examine your hygiene routine and decide if there are any… Read more »

Protecting Growing Smiles with Children’s Dentistry

Your child’s smile is growing and developing. You may assume this means those newly forming teeth are immune to many of the potential concerns you face as an adult. However, this is anything but true. Your child’s teeth and gums require just as much care and protection if not more. This is because your son… Read more »

FAQs: How Can You Prevent Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is a common and widespread oral health issue. Without treatment, a cavity can soon lead to infection and a greater risk of tooth loss. How can you prevent tooth decay? With good oral hygiene, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing a cavity.