Baystate Dental of Ludlow
77 Winsor Street, Suite #201, Ludlow, MA 01056
At our dental practice, our goal is to provide you and your family with high-quality dental care. We offer a variety of dental treatments and services, so that you can start achieving your oral health goals. Gum disease treatment, dental cleanings, and a complete dental exam are just a few examples of the services and treatments we provide. During your first examination with one of our experienced dentists, your mouth will be examined for signs and symptoms of these dental concerns:
Get started on a lifetime of excellent oral health habits by contacting us today to schedule a dental exam in Ludlow.
Maintaining good oral hygiene not only benefits your smile, but your overall health as well. Even though you brush and floss your teeth every day, plaque bacteria can still form on your teeth. As plaque worsens over time, it can irritate your gums and cause serious problems like periodontal disease, gingivitis, and tooth decay. Since harmful plaque is removed during a teeth cleaning, you can prevent many common dental problems from developing by scheduling a cleaning twice per year. Regular trips to the dentist can help preserve a healthy mouth for a lifetime.
Regular professional cleanings and maintaining good oral hygiene at home are important for the prevention of gum disease. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria. Although plaque forms on your teeth after eating and drinking, it can be removed with daily brushing and flossing. When not removed regularly, plaque can turn into a hardened material called calculus, which can erode tooth enamel and promote tooth decay. Built-up calculus can only be removed by a dental professional.
Bacteria from plaque and calculus can damage your gums, which may lead to gingivitis, the initial stage of gum disease. A warning sign that you have gingivitis and should receive treatment from a dentist is red, swollen gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing. If not treated promptly, gingivitis can can progress to periodontitis, a serious form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss.
Millions of Americans struggle with bad breath, and you might be surprised to learn that it can be caused by a number of factors. In addition to the foods you eat, bad breath can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, dry mouth, and inadequate brushing and flossing. There are steps you can take to get your bad breath under control, and the first step involves contacting us to schedule an appointment with a dentist. Through a dental exam with professional cleanings, specialized treatments, and recommendations on how you can improve your oral health at home, we can help you get rid of bad breath.
Oral cancer is a serious and life-threatening disease, and even more so since it can progress rapidly and without causing noticeable symptoms. By the time symptoms do appear, it’s possible for the cancer to have spread to other parts of your body. With an oral cancer screening, our dentists can help with early detection of symptoms, which can greatly improve your chances of survival and effective treatment. If you are over 18, we recommend an oral cancer test as part of your regular dental exam in Ludlow. Contact our dental clinic today to schedule your appointment.