The risk of tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and other oral problems can often be reduced by practicing good oral hygiene, maintaining a low-sugar diet, and regularly visiting the dentist or other oral health professionals. The American Dental Association and other organizations recommend that you visit the dentist at least every six months; this can help prevent oral problems all together or provide early treatment to avoid extensive damage. Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and with modern techniques and technology, your dental care can, in most cases, be painless.
When visiting the dentist, there is a wide range of treatments available to improve your oral health and the appearance of your teeth. These treatments range from preventive care to orthodontic treatments, and cosmetic and restorative care to general and family dentistry. Some of the most common dental treatments include:
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- Dental Bonding
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Fillings
- Dental Implants
- Dental Veneers
- Gum Disease
- Mouth Guards
- Root Canals
The goal of dentistry to is help you achieve and maintain good oral health and a beautiful smile throughout your entire life. This specialized field of medicine focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases, conditions, and other problems in the orofacial region. Dentists receive extensive training in order to provide effective, quality care, and continue to advance their knowledge and skills regularly through continuing education courses. Dental specialists receive additional training in a particular area of dentistry to provide more precise treatment for specific dental issues.
We encourage you to visit your dentist and hygienist every six months, or more often as recommended by your dentist. During these appointments, your teeth will be gently and carefully examined and cleaned, and your dentist will make any recommendations for further treatment that may be necessary. Most common dental treatments can be performed by your family dentist, but cases which require more focused or extensive treatments may be referred to a specialist.
For more information about dentistry, call your dentist and schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you.