Introduction to General Dentistry
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily. Click here to read more about our recommended preventative care.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. Click here to read more about our recommended oral screening process.
There are many different conditions that pertain to dental health that require treatment, including canker sores, cold sores, dental abscess, gingival recession, periodontal abscess, sensitive teeth, sleep apnea, or TMD/TMJ. You can visit our common conditions section to read about what they are and what your options are for dental health treatment.
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and cost of dental restorations. These factors include the patient’s oral and general health, the components used in the filling material, where and how the filling is placed, and the chewing load that the tooth will have to bear. Click here to read more about our recommended filling treatments.
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure. It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching.
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When teeth are lost, unusual stresses are placed on the gums, bone and remaining teeth, causing a number of potentially harmful disorders. Your teeth complement each other and work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking.
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