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Did you know that general dentistry involves providing care to patients that spans beyond teeth and gums? Care also involves the nervous system and muscles of the head and neck, along with the jaw, tongue, and salivary glands. Plus, we love handing out parting gifts to our patients. Nothing says “self care” quite like receiving a free toothbrush or tube of toothpaste from the dentist. Kids also get to pick something out of the clinic toy chest.
Why does seeing a dentist for routine care matter so much? Well, oral health influences your overall health. According to the American Dental Association, there are numerous recent scientific findings that link oral health to “a variety of general health conditions — including diabetes and heart disease.” The World Health Organization also recognizes this link.
The American Dental Association recommends that dental visits begin no later than a child’s first birthday and routinely afterward. This way, the child will be more likely to develop good oral health and they’ll be more likely to seek dental care as an adult. The positive outcomes of seeing a dentist for general care, whether for children or grown adults, far outweighs any negatives.
Cleanings and Exams
Regular cleanings and exams keep your teeth healthy and help prevent larger issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth over time. Dental exams check for any changes or damage to your teeth and monitor the health of your gums.
Your children’s teeth are important. Like adults, children should receive regular dental cleanings and exams to maintain the health of their teeth and gums. Children may need sealants or fluoride treatments to strengthen their enamel and fight cavities. Our dentists see children of all ages from toddlers to teenagers.
Periodontitis and periodontal disease are other names for gum disease. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and even bone decay. Our dentists can provide periodontal treatment by removing plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and roots.
When we lose our teeth to decay or injury, it becomes harder to eat and speak, and our facial muscles may begin to droop. Conventional, immediate, and implant-supported dentures replace missing teeth. Dentures will have you back to eating the foods you love and give you the confidence that comes with having a full smile. We can help you decide which kind is right for you.