Preventative dentistry includes the proper hygiene and regular, twice yearly, dental checkups for professional cleaning and evaluation. Studies have shown gum infections are associated with increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and pre-term births. Give your teeth a tune up. This will keep your teeth healthier and could possibly save you money by detecting problems before they become serious.
Give your teeth a tune up. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you visit your dentist at least at least twice a year. These tune ups will keep your teeth healthier and could possibly save you money by detecting problems before they become serious.
Dental exams are a vital component to preventative health care. During an exam our hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth with the proper tools. The dentist will then evaluate your risk of developing tooth decay or other oral health problems. The dentist will also check for any abnormalities of the face, neck or mouth. Dental x-rays are an integral part of the exam as they will allow the dentist to get an in depth look at your overall oral health. Armed with this knowledge the dentist can design a dental treatment plan for you.
Our professional staff offers dental teeth cleaning in Midtown, Atlanta. Professionals will remove tartar and plaque buildup that can prove difficult to combat when brushing is the only technique applied. This is most often in areas that are difficult to reach with your toothbrush. Methods for teeth cleaning include scaling of the teeth and polishing. Tartar deposits can be dismantled with our tools and techniques. In order to maintain a healthy smile, it is recommended that individuals brush their teeth twice a day, floss regularly, and visit the dentist for teeth cleaning at least twice a year.
Dental sealants are a dental treatment that consists of applying plastic material to one or more teeth. This dental procedure is intended to prevent dental cavities or tooth decay, and is most commonly applied to the fissures and depressions in the back molars. This protective barrier sits comfortably on the teeth and keeps germs and food particles from accumulating in areas a toothbrush often cannot reach.
Tooth decay damages teeth permanently, but dental sealants can last 5-10 years and protect your most vulnerable teeth from cavities. The process is quick and painless, and you could be in and out in under 30 minutes. The dental sealants are nearly invisible, and will only be spotted by very close inspections.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer affects an estimated 34,360 people. Tobacco and Alcohol are the two leading causes of oral cancer. The sun is also a big factor for developing oral cancer around the mouth. The best method to avoiding oral cancer is to see a dentist regularly for teeth cleanings and to be screened as often as possible. Early detection will be absolutely critical in the fight against cancer. Some symptoms for oral cancer include:
- White or red patches in your mouth
- A mouth sore that won’t heal
- Bleeding in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- Problems or pain with swallowing
- A lump in your neck
- An earache
Temporomandibular (TMJD or TMJ syndrome) Joint dysfunction refers to any disorder or pathology related to the joint of the upper and lower jaw. TMJ can cause pain in the jaw joint, pain in the associated muscles, or problems using the jaw. Some of the causes for TMJ include:
- Bruxism (repetitive unconscious clenching or grinding of teeth, often at night)
- Jaw thrusting (causing unusual speech and chewing habits)
- Excessive gum chewing or nail biting
- Size of food bites eaten