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.
Need a trusted dentist for a teeth cleaning and a complete dental exam in Temple Terrace? We’re proud to be a dentist our community trusts to provide vital oral health care. We think you’ll find us to be a practice that cares for your comfort and your overall dental health.
We want you to smile confidently, eat without pain, and speak easily and with self-assurance. To achieve those goals for each of our patients, we offer the full spectrum of dental treatments and services. From a thorough dental exam and cleaning to treatment for all stages of gum disease, our team is dedicated to delivering the care you need for the smile you want.
Even if you haven’t been to the dentist in a very long while, it’s not too late to start caring about your smile. We strive to make you feel welcome and at ease in our office while providing the treatment your smile needs.
Your first exam in our office is an important one. Our dentist will look at your teeth, gums and entire mouth, evaluating your current health and looking for areas of concern. Your dentist will:
- Assess your risk for dental decay, including whether you have tooth, root, or jawbone decay.
- Evaluate whether you have any signs of oral cancer.
- Examine your gums for periodontal disease.
- Check for bone loss.
- Look for worn or cracked teeth that may be a result of teeth grinding.
We would be pleased to help you achieve a healthy, shining smile. Give us a call today to schedule your dental exam and teeth cleaning in Temple Terrace.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleanings?
Many of our patients enjoy the feeling of smooth, clean teeth after a professional dental deep cleaning. But there’s actually a more important benefit to having your teeth regularly cleaned by a professional: preventing tooth decay. When you eat or drink, plaque sticks to your teeth. Plaque is a thin layer of bacteria that can build up into hard calculus if it isn’t removed during your daily brushing and flossing. Calculus is a problem because it eats away at your tooth enamel, causing cavities that can eventually lead to tooth loss if not treated. Dental professionals are the only people who have the skill and tools to rid your teeth of this harmful calculus during an in-office cleaning.
What Do I Need to Know About Gum Disease and Treatment?
The millions of bacteria contained in plaque and calculus can infect your gums and cause them to become swollen and sensitive. During this stage of gum disease known as gingivitis, gums also tend to bleed when teeth are brushed. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to call our office right away. In most cases, we can stop gingivitis from worsening by performing a deep dental cleaning.
If you don’t get the treatment you need for gingivitis, your gum disease will progress. The disease will seep below your gum lines where the bacteria attack the ligaments and bone that support your teeth. This stage of gum disease is known as periodontitis, and it’s a serious threat to your teeth. If left untreated, periodontitis will lead to receding gums and tooth loss. Usually, the first gum disease treatment used to combat periodontitis is scaling and root planing in which the dental professional scrapes the plaque and calculus from beneath the gum line.
Whether you have gingivitis or periodontitis, it’s important that you get treatment right away. Both forms of gum disease have been shown to increase your risk of developing serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and pneumonia.
Where Can I Go for Bad Breath Remedies?
If bad breath makes you feel embarrassed to interact with others, it’s time to take action. While a quarter of Americans suffer from bad breath, you don’t have to. In many cases, our dentist can help you quickly and easily control the condition known as halitosis. The majority of bad breath cases are caused by dental issues such as poor oral hygiene, tooth decay and periodontal disease. Whether your case of bad breath can be controlled with a professional dental cleaning, periodontal treatment or simply guidance for better oral hygiene at home, we’re dedicated to helping you curb your bad breath.
Will My Exam Include a Test for Oral Cancer?
Yes! We deeply care about your good health so we recommend an oral cancer screening during the first dental exam for all of our patients who are aged 18 and older. During the screening, our dentist carefully examines all of the soft tissue inside your mouth, including the tongue, inner cheeks, gums, the roof of the mouth and back of the throat. During this exam, our dentist is looking for abnormal tissue such as bumps and unusual patches.
We hope to be the dentist you can trust for all your oral health needs, starting with a dental exam in Temple Terrace. We’re just a phone call away, so contact us today.