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Wanting excellent, convenient and comprehensive care for the entire family? Tricoast Dental accommodates patients of all ages in a pleasant and patient-centered environment. A healthy mouth starts with good dental education and preventive care, which is emphasized at our offices by our highly knowledgeable team. Oral health has a significant impact on overall wellness so good oral hygiene affects more than just the status of your teeth. It is important to practice good dental hygiene habits from a young age, but it is never too late to start! Come see us for the whole family’s dental needs!
Routine exams and cleanings, periodontal therapy
The American Dental Association recommends regular dental visits to maintain and promote a healthy mouth. At Tricoast Dental, we recommend visiting us every six months or more frequently, depending on your specific oral health needs. During a routine check up and cleaning, your dentist at Tricoast Dental will take x-rays of your teeth and examine your teeth to check for any signs of decay and gum disease and to ensure that any potentially damaging conditions are recognized in order to be treated as early as possible. With this information, a personalized treatment plan will be formulated by your dentist. It will be presented to you so you and your dentist can decide on the best treatment for you.
When plaque and tartar (also called dental calculus) remain on the surfaces of your teeth for too long, it can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and eventually tooth loss. A dental cleaning is different from daily brushing and flossing because the dentist can remove plaque and tartar from places that your toothbrush and floss cannot reach. Then the dentist will polish and floss your teeth for a clean, healthy smile. After your cleaning, your dentist will apply fluoride on your teeth to help prevent cavities and reverse early signs of tooth decay.
Periodontitis is a gum infection caused by bacteria in plaque that leads to bleeding and inflammation of the gums. This can be caused by poor oral hygiene, smoking, pregnancy, genetics, diabetes or other reasons. This can lead to gum recession, bone loss around the tooth and eventually tooth loss. Periodontitis requires more frequent treatment with deeper cleanings, which our dentists at Tricoast Dental are expertly trained to do to return your gums to good health.
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