Preventive and General Dentistry
In the world of dentistry, preventive care is king. This includes making sure you and your entire family practice good home care and get to the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
When you come to the dentist regularly, potential problems can be discovered while they are still small and easier to treat. This not only saves you time in the dentist chair, but it will save you money as well.
Maintaining good oral health is a big part of keeping your entire body well. At Stasch Dental, we look forward to seeing your whole family, from the youngest member to the oldest.
What You Can Expect with a Routine Dental Visit
Modern dental technology has come a long way in recent decades, but there is no substitute for routine dental visits. When you come into our practice twice each year, we can keep an eye on the health of your teeth and gums. Many dental problems—gum disease, for example—present without any symptoms, so you might think your mouth is healthy but problems could still be lurking.
Regular visits to the dentist also set a good example for your children. If they visit the dentist regularly as youngsters, they are more apt to continue to do so for the rest of their lives.
When you come in for a routine cleaning, we might take x-rays, depending on when those were last taken. Then you can expect one of our hygienists to first remove the plaque and tartar that have built up on your teeth. Even if you are a diligent brusher and flosser, you will have buildup that is impossible to remove with any home care tools.
Next, we’ll use a special polish to help remove surface stains from your teeth. This will be followed by a thorough flossing. Your teeth will feel smooth, fresh, and clean!
Once your teeth have been cleaned, your entire mouth will be examined and x-rays will be reviewed. We’ll check for signs of oral cancer, gum disease, and early tooth decay. The x-rays will provide further insight into your oral health beyond what we can see with the naked eye.
What You Can Expect with Periodontal Treatment
For many people, the only way to know if they have gum disease is through a dental examination because it often develops with no symptoms at all.
When gum disease goes unchecked, tartar and calculus build on the teeth, which enables bacteria to erode the gum tissue. Pockets are formed, and these pockets must be cleaned out. If they are not, bacteria continue to grow, working their way into the bone. Ultimately, gum disease that goes far enough means tooth loss is a real danger.
Before gum disease gets to that point, our hygienists can use laser technology to clean the gum pockets before they worsen. We will also work with you on a treatment plan that includes home care and a deep cleaning schedule to prevent your gum disease from progressing.
Call Stasch Dental to Make an Appointment
Stay on top of your entire family’s oral health by visiting our office twice each year for examinations and cleaning. We look forward to seeing you!