We at Towne View Dental Care strongly believe in “Prevention is better than cure”. We offer a myriad of services to protect and maintain your optimal level of oral health.
Arestin is an antibiotic that can be placed in the pockets above and below your gumline. This may happen at the time of SRP or at a follow-up visit. Some patients may also receive Arestin during routine periodontal maintenance. Bacteria is the cause of gum disease and Arestin along with Scaling and root planning helps to kill the bacteria at the root of the problem.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal( gum) disease affects more than 50% of US adults over 30, and that number jumps to 75% at age 35. Twice a year professional teeth cleanings combined with daily brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent periodontal disease. For those patients who experience mild gum disease, gingivitis, more frequent cleanings and improved at home care are typically adequate to reverse damage. In the more advanced stage, periodontitis, patients may need scaling, root planing, or topical antibiotic therapy.
Fluoride is a mineral integral to fortifying tooth enamel. Regularly ingesting foods naturally higher in fluoride like eggs and vegetables and drinking fluoridated water are essential to helping children develop strong, healthy primary and adult teeth. Once we have our full set of permanent teeth, fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses are essential because topically applying fluoride is the only way to enhance enamel strength. Ingested fluoride only provides strength to developing teeth, so once teeth are in place (either permanent or primary), topical fluoride treatments at our dental practice attract strengthening minerals to teeth.
Patients who participate in sports should protect their teeth by wearing a custom crafted athletic mouthguard during any game or match. While most patients know it’s a good idea to wear a sportsguard during contact sports like football and hockey, there are a number of athletics patients may not realize put their smiles at risk for damage including cycling, swimming, and tennis. Unlike store bought mouthguards, our custom crafted sportsguards are more comfortable increasing the odds patients will consistently wear the protective oral appliances.
Dental Checkups And Teeth Cleaning
Dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings are the foundation of any preventive dentistry plan. At Towne View Dental care we recommend patients visit us every six months to prevent the most common oral health concerns and allow our team to diagnose and treat dental issues in their earliest stages for conservative treatment. Each checkup is made of four main parts:
- Diagnostics – we offer diagnostics using the most advanced dental technologies including digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras
- Evaluations – our team performs an extensive examination for signs of common oral health issues like cavities, gum disease, teeth grinding, TMJ issues, and oral cancer
- Cleanings – during cleaning we remove plaque, and tartar from surfaces of teeth which are sources of infection.
- Consultations – possibly the most important part of every visit is the face to face consultation with Dr. Roopam Garg during which she’s happy to answer questions, make treatment recommendations, and help patients develop healthy and routine home oral care.