Our practice can meet all of your family’s general dentistry needs. Although cosmetic dental treatments can help you enhance your smile, general dentistry is just as important for keeping your pearly whites looking their best.
Regular dental cleanings and checkups, scheduled every six months, are the foundation of an attractive, healthy smile. Semiannual exams can help your dentist spot signs of trouble at an early stage, when problems can be treated more readily.
For example, gum disease can have serious consequences (think tooth loss) when it progresses without any intervention. The earliest stage of gum disease, gingivitis, generally responds to a thorough professional cleaning by one of our dental hygienists. However, as gum disease progresses to periodontitis, the condition may require a more invasive cleaning between the gum and the tooth’s root, or possibly even a surgical procedure.
Most people would rather just see their primary dentist every six months to keep oral health problems in check than have to see a specialist for more extensive treatment. Dr. Peterson will thoroughly examine all areas of your mouth and take x-rays as needed to spot any disconcerting symptoms of issues ranging from tooth decay to oral cancer.
Professional cleanings also promote oral health by clearing away any plaque and tartar buildup in the mouth. Even the most dedicated brushers and flossers may accumulate some of these substances, and the oral bacteria they contain can wreak havoc on the mouth.
Dental professionals have better access for cleaning even the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Our skilled and experienced dental hygienists have a light touch, and they use techniques designed for maximum patient comfort.
We also provide preventive treatments like sealants and fluoride treatments to help keep oral health problems from arising at a later date.
Has it been more than six months since your last dental check-up? If so, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to get back on track with your oral health care.
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