Dental Cleanings and Checkups
Six month checkups and routine cleanings can help you to keep your teeth and gums in top condition.Remember that even if you take great care of your teeth at home, you can still get gingivitis, the early form of gum disease, and other problems can happen to anyone at any one at any time. Skipping a checkup could allow a developing problem to get worse, which could lead to a more complicated procedure to correct it.
It is important to have a well-fitting mouthguard when you participate in sports, whether you are a professional athlete or just a backyard player. No mouthguard can give you as much protection against mouth injury as one that is made exclusively for you by a dentist.
Oral Cancer Screening
Screening for oral cancer at our office is a simple procedure and can detect signs of oral cancer at an early stage. The screening can be done during a regular dental examination.
Commonly known as teeth grinding, a mouthguard can be designed to prevent nighttime bruxism or teeth clenching.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can only be diagnosed by a doctor, but it can be treated with an oral appliance that keeps the air passageways open at night to prevent the blockage that causes sleep apnea and its symptoms, like snoring. Sometimes misaligned teeth or a bad bite can also cause sleep apnea. Orthodontic treatment could be recommended to restore free breathing at night.