One of the foundations of general health is good oral hygiene. Your mouth plays an important part in how your body uses the food you eat. Good oral hygiene is one of the first steps in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. At Dame Street Dental, we want to make sure that our patients are educated on proper care of their teeth. We offer total family dental care services to help you maintain optimum oral health.
You should have a professional cleaning every six months to prevent problems developing on the enamel of your teeth and in the gum tissue. We also perform oral cancer screenings and periodontal treatment. Our skilled hygienists use their expertise to provide you with a thorough exam, cleaning and screening. We offer our patients the excellence of Ultra Sonic Cleanings.
Your dental team at Dame Street Dental is the first line of defense when it comes to screening for oral cancers. More than 80% of the general public does not get an annual oral cancer screening. We know how vital this simple screening is since oral cancers often go undetected. An annual oral checkup can lead to early discovery if any cancers should arise. The oral cancer screening is painless and only takes a few minutes.
Annual professional cleanings are critical in regard to the overall health of your body. Gum disease occurs when there is a buildup of plaque or tartar around the teeth. Left untreated periodontitis can develop. This is a serious infection of the soft tissue surrounding the teeth. When this happens, the gums bleed, inflammation causes them to look puffy. Pockets are formed as the gums pull away from the teeth and this can lead to loss of teeth. At its worst, periodontitis can increase the risk of heart attack as well as add to other serious health problems.
Our dental team at Dame Street Dental wants patients to be informed about all aspects of their oral health. Our hygienists provide you with professional cleanings that will prevent gingivitis and in the event that you have it already, they will help bring it under control. All this is done using gentle techniques, keeping your comfort and oral health in mind.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for yourself or a member of your family.