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Dentistry: Early Warning for Disease

Your mouth is an early warning system. Changes in tissue color, persistent sores, chipped and eroded teeth, and excessive tartar buildup are certainly unattractive. But, more important, these variations from the norm can also be vital evidence of serious ill-health. What you don't see can hurt you You may miss early warning signals on your own; they often cause little or no distress. That's why it's so important to schedule dental checkups regularly. We may be the first to notice symptoms of diseases. Reading the signals Some symptoms indicate simple vitamin or mineral deficiency. Others betray signs of serious concern—cancer of the mouth, leukemia, diabetes, and, more recently, AIDS. The link between gum disease, heart problems, and stroke is clear. [...]

By |2020-07-22T19:03:35+00:00September 8th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dentistry: Early Warning for Disease

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

When should my child first see a dentist, and why? The ideal time is six months after your child's first (primary) teeth erupt. This time frame is a perfect opportunity for us to examine the development of your child's mouth carefully. Because dental problems often start early, the sooner the visit, the better. To safeguard against issues such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations, gum disease, and prolonged thumb-sucking, we can provide or recommend special preventive care. How do I prepare my child and myself for a visit? Before the visit, plan a course of action for either reaction your child may exhibit—cooperative or non-cooperative. Very young children may be fussy and not sit still. Talk to your child [...]

By |2019-09-29T21:20:19+00:00November 19th, 2019|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

Prevention Made Just For You!

Custom Made Dental Prevention Every patient has unique dental needs. When it comes to prevention in dentistry, two visits a year may be average, but more appointments are necessary if your case requires some extra care. That might mean that your mouth builds up tartar quickly, you have one or more cavities, or teeth or gums are experiencing pain from infection. With regular dental checkups, we're here to make sure your smile stays healthy and bright. Fluoride has helped to improve the dental health of its users for generations, and we can apply sealants to children's teeth to fend off decay. X-rays are safer; modern anesthetics more effective. All in the name of prevention. Recent research has discovered that it's [...]

By |2019-07-25T16:05:05+00:00August 27th, 2019|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Prevention Made Just For You!