A LIFETIME OF DENTAL HEALTHCARE
Educating our guests about their dental health is one of our highest priorities.
We invest time with you to determine the best way to serve you as the unique individual you are.
The outlook for this generation of children is a bright one. With the advent of high-quality dental sealants to protect the chewing surfaces of permanent teeth, combined with a daily habit of flossing between the teeth, this generation of children could quite likely enjoy a lifetime free of tooth decay.
Our office’s dental health maintenance program is one of our proudest ongoing accomplishments. Our hygienists constantly monitor your teeth and gums for any signs of pending issues. We offer many options for treatment. Chances are, you’ve been hearing a lot about periodontal disease in the news. Medical science is making new discoveries all the time that link periodontal problems with other medical issues. Along with being associated with many health conditions, it’s now been found that gum disease can cause heart problems and preterm labor in pregnant women.
In many cases, early periodontal disease does not cause pain and can go unnoticed. However, early detection and treatment are extremely important. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Periodontal disease occurs when plaque builds up and irritates the gums, leading to inflammation and infection. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If left untreated, the condition can progress to the bone, causing periodontitis.
Signs of periodontal disease may include:
- sore and/or bleeding gums
- tooth movement
- changes in your bite
- bad breath or persistent bad taste, or
- gums that have pulled away from your teeth
In later stages of the disease, the bone and soft tissues that support the teeth are destroyed. This may cause the teeth to become loose or fall out.
For these reasons, it’s important to schedule regular dental visits, and to brush and floss between your teeth daily. We’d like to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.