Has it been awhile since your last visit to the dentist? Are you looking for quality dental care to keep your whole mouth healthy? If you’d like to prevent problems with your smile from happening in the first place, contact Highland Advanced Dental Care for all of your general dentistry needs! At our Highland Township, MI dentist office, Dr. LoCascio and our team do everything we can to maintain your beautiful, healthy smile.
Dental Cleanings And Exams To Prevent Dental Problems
Once you’ve visited Highland Advanced Dental Care, we work hard to keep you out of our office. Yes, you read that correctly. We want to prevent dental problems from happening in the first place by improving and maintaining your oral health so you can spend less time and money at our office.
One of the best ways you can avoid expensive, time-consuming dental procedures in the future is to visit our Highland Township, MI dental office for regular dental cleanings and exams.
When you visit us for a checkup, we won’t rush you in and out. On top of giving your teeth and gums a thorough cleaning, we will also conduct a thorough exam to catch problems while they’re still small and easily manageable. We will carefully examine each tooth in your mouth and your gums and use advanced dental technology, like our digital X-rays and cavity detectors, to catch problems that the naked eye can’t detect. We will also check for other issues, including gum disease.
Because your comfort is our priority, we will also do everything we can to put you at ease when you visit our office. So you know exactly what we’re talking about, we can even display live video of the inside of your mouth as we conduct your examination.
We will also explain what we are doing so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Even if you suffer from dental anxiety, we will do our best to make your appointment completely stress-free with the help of nitrous oxide dental sedation.
Keep Decay Away With Preventive Treatments
In order to prevent decay and other issues from taking hold in the first place, we can also provide a variety of preventive dentistry treatments.
One option to prevent cavities and other issues are dental sealants. We will paint this material onto the biting surfaces (cusps) of your teeth to seal out decay and smooth out the irregular surface of your cusps some so food particles and bacteria have nowhere to hide.
We can also provide fluoride treatments and fluoride varnish. Fluoride is a mineral known to strengthen the surface of your teeth, making it more difficult for decay to penetrate your teeth and cause problems. You may just avoid a tooth filling or other restorative dentistry treatment with the help of these preventive options!
Get A Healthy Mouth From The Gums Up With A Gum Disease Treatment
The same bacteria that causes cavities and other issues for your teeth can also make its way beneath your gumline and multiply in the safe haven between your gums and tooth roots. When this occurs, your gums can become inflamed. Without a proper gum disease treatment, these issues can become worse and can even damage the inside of your mouth to the point that teeth become loose or need to be removed.
If you develop gum disease, we will clean away the bacteria using special processes called:
- Scaling, which allows us to deep clean below the gumline
- Root planing, which smooths the surface of your tooth roots, getting rid of places where bacteria can hide and helping your gums reattach to your tooth roots
A common sign you may have gum disease is if you have blood in your spit after brushing and flossing. But there are many other potential symptoms, including:
- Sensitive, swollen, or red gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Gum recession
If left untreated, gum disease can also affect your oral function and your overall health.
Protect Your Mouth With Custom Mouthguards
If you like to stay active, we can provide a custom athletic mouthguard to prevent injuries. Or perhaps you’re damaging your smile without even realizing it by grinding your teeth. We can help with that too! Just use a custom nightguard while you sleep and allow your jaw to rest!
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