A dental deep cleaning, sometimes referred to as gum therapy, is a treatment that cleans between the gums and the teeth, down to the roots. This type of cleaning involves the removal of bacteria, tartar, and other harmful debris in the teeth and gums. This process can also be referred to as root planing or periodontal scaling and may require several visits in order to complete the treatment. It is more extensive than a standard cleaning and is designed to treat gum disease and stop it from becoming worse.
Any vampire or werewolf will tell you that healthy teeth are the most important tool of the trade. With something that important, you want to give it the best care you can. So, for all the little vampires and werewolves out there (and adults too) Halloween is a great time to ensure that you are maintaining the proper care of your teeth. Continue on to learn some tips to make sure that you and your family will have the healthiest fangs this Halloween season!
Your teeth are constantly being attacked by acid, sugar, and other harmful bacteria that threaten their health. They are armed, however, with a natural shield that protects your pearly whites from chemical and physical damage: the enamel.
Are you experiencing red or swollen gums? Do your gums bleed after brushing your teeth? If that is the case, you could be suffering from a common dental problem that is important to treat because it is not reversible — but we can keep it from getting worse. Read more to find out about this issue.
Patients often ask us why we recommend they visit us twice a year, or every six months, for a professional cleaning and checkup. In fact, for some patients we suggest that they visit us more frequently due to their particular condition. It’s a great question and one that we are happy to answer. Read on to find out more.
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Many people have faced going to the dentist to find out they have a cavity. As a result they need a filling to fix the tooth decay. In the past, solutions for this issue focused more on functionality than appearance, and the materials available to make the fillings were harder to color match and blend in with the surrounding healthy teeth in the patient’s mouth.
The basic rules for healthy teeth are widely known — brushing, flossing, and regular check ups are the three main activities required to maintain a beautiful and strong set of healthy teeth and gums. Sometimes, we forget or ignore the fact that other daily habits can have a long-lasting impact on our oral health. Routine activities, subconscious movements, and even little nervous tics play a role in harming the integrity of your teeth.
We are often asked by patients how to deal with a common but annoying dental condition: tooth sensitivity. Do you avoid eating cold foods or drinks in anticipation of pain? Does a hot drink send a sharp pain through one or more of your teeth? If so, you’ll want to read on to hear about how you can treat tooth sensitivity.
Tooth loss is a common dental condition that can occur for a number of reasons such as tooth decay, injury, illness, and aging. With advancements in dental technology, dentists are able to effectively replace missing teeth with more comfortable and lasting prosthetics, like dentures. There’s no need to cover your smile or deal with the discomfort of trying to chew and speak with missing teeth. Dentures have proven to be a time-tested solution that brings back the function and appearance of a natural smile.