We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
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.
Are You Interested in a Dental Exam and Professional Cleaning?
At our dental practice, we invite you to learn more about the dentists who care about protecting patients’ dental health and improving smiles. We offer a wide range of dental treatments and services to help you feel confident in your smile, including professional cleanings, a complete dental exam, and gum disease treatment.
After you arrive for your first consultation, our dentist will examine your entire mouth, paying special attention to the symptoms of these common dental concerns:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Teeth grinding
- Loss of bone
- Oral cancer
We work hard to provide helpful customer service and great dental care in a welcoming and supportive environment. Call us today to schedule a dental exam in West Springfield.
What Dental Cleanings Can Do For You
Although your dentist recommends brushing and flossing every day to keep your mouth clean and healthy, receiving a teeth cleaning every six months can help you avoid serious dental problems. Periodontal disease, gingivitis, and tooth decay can develop if plaque and tartar build up on your teeth. By having this harmful bacteria removed from your teeth during a dental cleaning, you can greatly lower your risk of developing serious dental problems and keep your smile healthy smile for life.
Periodontal Gum Therapy
Any qualified dentist will tell you that proper oral hygiene can be maintain through regular professional teeth cleanings and at-home care. Through this care, you’ll avoid the problems that plaque, a sticky film that collects on your teeth and contains bacteria, can cause. Unfortunately, if it is not regularly removed, plaque can become calculus, which can erode tooth enamel and promote tooth decay. Built-up calculus can only be removed by a dental professional.
Gingivitis, if not treated, can lead to periodontitis. Both gingivitis and periodontitis are caused by the bacteria from plaque and calculus. If your gums are red, swollen and bleed easily when brushing and flossing, call us to schedule an appointment with a dentist and start receiving periodontal treatment right away.
Bad Breath Remedies
There’s no doubt that halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, is an embarrassing problem that is all too common. It can be caused by eating foods with a strong odor, poor brushing and flossing habits, tooth decay, dry mouth, and gum disease. To help improve your breath, we can make recommendations for improving your oral care habits at home, and we also offer professional cleanings and specialized treatments at our practice. Bad breath is a problem for millions of people, but you don’t have to be one of them! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a dental exam, and learn about the different bad breath remedies available.
What Should I Expect from an Oral Cancer Screening?
Oral cancer is often painless in its earliest stage, and you might not even notice that there is something wrong until the cancer has spread to other parts of your body. When detected early, oral cancer is treatable and has a significantly improved survival rate. The screening is quick and painless, and we recommend the test for anyone over 18 years old. Ask for an oral cancer test during your next routine dental exam in West Springfield.