How can I prevent tooth decay and gum disease?

Good oral hygiene starts at home, though it needs to be supplemented by regular visits to our practice. Steps you can take to prevent tooth decay and gum disease include: Thorough brushing, Proper flossing and Regular dental visits are imperative.

How does fluoride help prevent tooth decay?

It promotes tooth remineralization, helping teeth become more resistant to tooth decay and inhibits oral bacteria’s ability to create tooth-attacking acids.

What are the stages of gum disease?

Gum disease is the inflammation and infection of gum tissue (Gingivitis) and in more serious cases the surrounding bone can also be compromised (Periodontitis) which may lead to tooth loss.

How is gum disease treated?

Having Scaling & Root Planing performed by a professional will clean out the bacteria and tartar that is causing the infection, also having specialized antibiotics placed directly in the unhealthy tissue can promote healing and reattchement of the ligaments and tissues. In some cases surgery may be necessary on the diseased bone and tissue.

What causes sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth can be caused by a range of factors. The porous part of the tooth, called dentin, is the region that registers pain, and dentin can become exposed due to: Fractured or chipped teeth, teeth injured by clenching or grinding and receding gums caused by gum disease or improper brushing

How can sensitive teeth be managed?

There are many effective treatments for sensitive teeth, including, a soft-bristle toothbrush to prevent gum irritation, toothpaste designed to insulate the nerve that registers pain and a fluoride rinse or gel, available at our office.

What are the causes of bruxism (teeth grinding)?

Teeth grinding can be caused by a range of factors; often, both emotional and physical factors are involved. This can include stress, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, and crooked or missing teeth.

How can bruxism be treated?

Once the cause or causes of bruxism are determined, your dentist can develop a course of treatment. Treatment methods may include: Relaxation techniques if stress is at the root of the problem, physical therapy, muscle relaxants or a night guard to wear at night during sleep.

How do I keep my child’s teeth healthy?

  • Start oral care early
  • Prevent nursing-bottle mouth
  • Take your child to the dentist regularly
  • Take advantage of dental sealants

Do you offer free consultations?

Yes! We believe that a complimentary, one-on-one consultation is the perfect introduction to the customized care offered at our office.
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Do you offer any financing in your office?

Yes we do. We would like to make your visit a pain free one. That is why we do not want you to worry about treatment expenses.

Do you accept dental insurance plans?

Yes! we accept most dental insurance plans. Give us a call and let us check your coverage for you.

Do you accept Emergency/Walk-in patients?

Yes! we most certianly accept and treat Dental Emergencies. If you are in pain, please call our office ASAP to be connected to our emergency line at (949) 768-0308.