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.
Do You Need a Dentist Who Will Perform a Dental Exam and Cleaning?
Routine dental care is essential for the oral health of your entire family. Our goal is to keep your visits comfortable. Whether you visit us for a complete dental exam, professional dental cleaning, or a specialized therapy like gum disease treatment, we will strive to provide high-quality dental care to all of our patients. During your first checkup, our dentist will carefully examine your mouth for any signs of the following:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Loss of bone
- Teeth grinding
- Oral cancer
Our commitment to providing quality dental care is central to our team’s efforts to help educate you about proper dental care. To arrange an appointment for a dental exam in Northampton, call us today.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleanings?
In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth each day, receiving a professional teeth cleaning from your dentist is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Even with daily brushing and flossing, harmful plaque and tartar can still build up on your teeth, increasing your risk of gum disease and periodontal disease. Teeth cleanings can keep your teeth and gums healthy by removing hard to reach plaque and tartar that can be missed by brushing and flossing at home. Other benefits of professional teeth cleanings include preventing cavities, preventing bad breath, and brightening your smile.
What Is Periodontal Gum Therapy?
Regular professional cleanings, maintaining good oral hygiene and receiving periodontal treatment from a dentist are essential to preventing gum disease. After eating and drinking, brushing your teeth removes a sticky film called plaque that contains bacteria. Typically, plaque can be removed by daily brushing and flossing. However, if you are not careful to remove this substance, the plaque will harden into something called calculus. This calculus will erode tooth enamel and promote tooth decay. Built-up calculus can only be removed by a dental professional, so call our dental office today to schedule your cleaning.
Dental Cleanings and Gum Treatment
Twice-yearly visits are essential for removing difficult-to-reach plaque and built-up calculus that can form on teeth over time. You need to be very careful to remove the plaque that builds up on teeth after eating and drinking, otherwise, it will develop into a hard material called calculus. This material can cause tooth decay and attacks tooth enamel, as it contains bacteria. Normally, a dentist is needed to perform a professional teeth cleaning to remove the calculus.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and it is caused by the bacteria from plaque sitting on the teeth. The most evident signs of gum disease are red, swollen, or bleeding gums, especially when brushing or flossing. If gingivitis isn’t treated, it can quickly develop into a serious form called periodontitis. Unless you receive periodontal treatment from a dentist, periodontal disease can affect the bone and tissue that support your teeth.
Bad Breath Remedies
Everybody has bad breath from time to time, especially when you first wake up in the morning. You may also get bad breath from eating certain foods, poor brushing and flossing habits, dry mouth, tooth decay, or gum disease. At our dental practice, we can help you restore your confidence and get rid of bad breath for good. In addition to tips on how you can improve your oral hygiene habits at home, we also offer professional cleanings and specialized treatments based on your unique needs during your dental exam.
Why Are Oral Cancer Screenings Important?
An oral cancer screening is one of the most important steps you can take for your health, even if you don’t think you’re at risk of developing the disease. Since oral cancer can spread quickly and often has symptoms that aren’t apparent in its early stages, it’s possible for the disease to spread to other parts of the body by the time you notice a lump or sore in your mouth. With a test for oral cancer, our dentists can aid with early detection of the disease, which can greatly improve your chances of successful treatment and survival. Take advantage of the excellent care provided by our dentists and schedule your dental exam in Northampton.