COVID-19 Safety Message: Visit our practice with confidence – your safety is our top concern.
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Where Can I Find a Dentist Near Me Who Offers a Teeth Cleaning, Dental Exam, or Oral Health Treatment?
Our team of dentists is happy to provide all of our patients with a full offering of dental treatments and services. These services include everything from gum disease treatment and oral cancer testing to a full dental exam in Riverview. Our team of committed professionals wants to ensure that your mouth, teeth, and gums remain happy and healthy, so that you can go about your life with a confident smile. No matter what your dental problem is, we are here to help you treat it. When you first come to visit us, you will be given a thorough dental examination. One of our dentists will evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth and look out for the following concerns:
- Advanced gum disease, called periodontal disease
- Loss of bone
- Oral cancer
- Teeth grinding
- Dental decay
To see for yourself why many of our patients have developed a long-term relationship with our practice, give us a call.
Why Are Teeth Cleanings and Gum Disease Treatments Important?
Just like your annual dental exam, having an annual dental cleaning is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. Professional dental cleanings remove any plaque that can’t be reached during your regular brushing and flossing routine. Plaque is essentially bacteria that forms along the teeth after you eat or drink. If you don’t keep up on removing plaque, it can turn into a hardened material known as calculus. Calculus damages the enamel of the teeth and causes significant tooth decay.
In addition to damaging the teeth, plaque and calculus can also lead to gingivitis. Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease and its symptoms often involve gums that are bleeding, swollen, red or sensitive. If you’ve been experiencing any of those symptoms, you should see your dentist for treatment. If left untreated, gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. This advanced stage of gum disease needs specialized periodontal treatment to ensure that you do more damage to your teeth and gums.
How Is Halitosis Managed?
Commonly known as bad breath, halitosis typically is managed through at-home oral hygiene practices, professional cleanings, and specialized treatments. If you’ve been experiencing bad breath caused by the foods you eat, poor oral hygiene, or tooth decay, call one of our dentists today. We can help you in both treating and preventing this problem.
How Can an Oral Cancer Screening Help Me?
Symptoms of oral cancer often do not appear until after the cancer has spread elsewhere in the body. Having an oral cancer test performed during your dental exam can help your dentist to see early signs of cancer in order to address them early. Early treatment has been proven to work for most oral cancers. If you are over the age of 18, talk to your dentist about oral cancer prevention.
Now that you have found a dentist that you can trust for treatments, routine cleanings, and a full dental exam in Riverview, call our practice and schedule your first appointment with us today.