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.
Finding the right dentist who can provide a skilled dental exam in Bradenton and who also provides a trusting, comfortable environment can be difficult.
You should know that we’re here for you. Our dentists are respected for their passion for improving patients’ smiles and preserving patients’ dental health. Our goal is to form a long-lasting partnership with you to ensure that you can eat with ease, and speak and smile with confidence. That’s why we provide comprehensive dental services, including thorough dental exams and treatment for gum disease.
We welcome you to our practice, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve last seen a dentist. We want you to feel relaxed and respected here while we do everything we can to provide you with the skilled care you need for a happy, healthy smile. We’re always pleased to answer your questions about your dental health, and we encourage you to talk to us about how to care for your teeth and oral hygiene at home.
When you come to our office for your first dental exam, our dentist will take care to carefully assess your teeth, gums and mouth. From this assessment, our dentist can develop a treatment plan to address any issues and recommend additional ways you can improve your health. Some of the issues our dentist will be looking for include:
- Any evidence of dental decay
- Signs that you may need tooth restoration or replacement
- Symptoms of oral cancer
- Evidence of teeth grinding
- Indications of advanced gum disease
It takes just a few minutes to call our office and schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist. We are delighted to welcome you to our practice.
Is Professional Teeth Cleaning in Bradenton Important?
Yes! Regular dental deep cleanings in our office are critical to helping your smile resist decay and disease. During a teeth cleaning, our hygienist removes the hard, built-up calculus that eats away at your tooth enamel. If left to destroy your tooth enamel, this calculus can cause tooth decay and other serious problems. How does calculus form on your teeth? It all starts when plaque is left on your teeth after eating or drinking. Plaque can build up on your teeth, forming the hard calculus. Dental professionals are the only people who have the tools and skills to remove plaque and calculus from your teeth.
Why Do I Have Gum Disease?
The bacteria in plaque and calculus infects your teeth when you don’t get regular deep teeth cleanings at your dentist’s office. This early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis, and it’s often easily treated with a deep cleaning. If ignored, though, this gum disease can develop into a more serious form of the disease called periodontitis. With periodontitis, the bacteria and infection travel beneath the gums to the tooth’s root and supporting bone structure. If untreated at this stage, you face permanent tooth loss. Gum disease treatment for periodontitis involves removing the plaque and calculus from beneath the gums and around the tooth’s root. If the disease persists, our dentist may recommend antibiotics, gum pocket reduction or gum grafts.
Can My Bad Breath Be Treated?
It’s embarrassing to see others shy away from your bad breath. Bad breath, or its medical term of halitosis, affects a quarter of all Americans. The causes of bad breath vary widely, but the most prevalent cause is periodontal disease. If gum disease is causing your breath to foul, your dentist may perform periodontal treatment to eliminate the source of the odor.
Of course, many other issues can lead to bad breath, including the types of food you eat, lack of oral hygiene, dry mouth and a host of medical conditions. If you have chronically bad breath, come talk to our dentist. Our dentist will perform a dental exam to determine the cause of your bad breath and recommend a course of treatment or refer you to an appropriate specialist or medical doctor.
In our practice, we take bad breath seriously, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure we find the right remedy for you.
How Does My Dentist Perform an Oral Cancer Test?
We encourage all of our patients who are aged 18 or older to have an oral cancer screening. We usually perform these screenings during your first dental exam at our practice. During the exam, our dentist will carefully examine all of the soft tissue in your mouth. This includes your tongue, inner cheeks, upper and lower palates, gums and throat. Your dentist will be watching for any abnormalities such as rough patches of skin, bumps, areas of swelling and patches of discoloration. Early detection from screenings helps ensure that you get the treatment you need quickly.
There’s no better way to take control of your healthy smile than with a professional deep cleaning and dental exam in Bradenton. Give our office a call today to schedule your exam.