Preventive Dentistry (Family Dentistry)
At Oak Dental Care, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. For our team here at Oak Dental Care, teeth cleanings are an important aspect of dental hygiene and protection. During regular check-ups with our dentist, you will find teeth cleanings being incorporated to remove any buildup of plaque.
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Here at Oak Dental Care, we highly recommend that our patients attend dental exams twice a year. Preserving a natural smile is the ultimate goal in dentistry. Healthy natural teeth that are supported by healthy gums are the ideal outcome.
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Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screening involves a couple of examination procedures that are aimed at identifying any signs of cancer or precancerous lesions in your mouth. Often, by the time any kind of cancer fully manifests itself, it is in a developed stage that leaves little chance of getting cured.
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A dental sealant is a plastic shield that is typically placed on the occlusal (biting) surface of permanent teeth in the posterior region of the mouth. These teeth, the molars, and premolars possess deep grooves and fissures that are difficult to clean. In fact, some of these grooves are so narrow they cannot be penetrated by the bristles of a toothbrush.
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Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
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Oak Dental Care can provide quality periodontal maintenance services, giving you a deep clean that controls inflammation and treats active disease. Periodontal maintenance is a teeth cleaning procedure that is usually performed on patients who have gum disease.
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Dental technology has come a long way in recent years. In fact, at Magnolia Modern Dentistry, we use today’s technology to help our patients have the least invasive procedures possible. We do this by offering laser dentistry. This method of dentistry offers quicker healing and less time in the dental chair.
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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our joint forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ.
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If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
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If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
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To learn more about our family dentistry services call (941) 629 - 4400, and schedule an appointment now!