Maintaining long-term oral health starts with preventive care, one of the most important steps you can take to keeping your mouth healthy for years to come. Preventive care works to not only treat problems when they appear but also catch the early signs of dental disease before they have a chance to develop. Doing so can result in big favors for the health of your mouth and your wallet! On top of expert care, our team members can teach you helpful diet and lifestyle habits that promote great oral health throughout every stage of life. Contact our dental office to get started!
If there is one treatment that is critical to your long-term oral and overall health, it’s checkups and cleanings. Even if you have the most thorough at-home oral care routine, there’s nothing quite like a cleaning from a professional. That’s why we always recommend that you visit our dental office once every six months for thorough examinations and hygienic oral cleanings. During the exam, we’ll thoroughly review all of your oral structures and confirm if your at-home care is effective. A professional cleaning will work to remove plaque and tartar, the calcified form of plaque that only dentists can break down.
Many teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay, especially when they belong to younger patients who are still improving their oral care. For example, food debris and plaque easily get caught in the molars as they have deeper pits and grooves that are prime targets for bacteria. That’s where dental sealants come into play. These thin plastic coatings provide additional protection to the most vulnerable teeth and make oral care easier for your youngest family members.
Do you experience chronic jaw pain, especially after waking up in the morning? Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a habit that can develop as a result of stress or misaligned teeth. In many cases, patients are completely unaware they have it until they start to notice unpleasant, lingering symptoms. With the help of a custom-made nightguard, Dr. Sue can protect your tooth enamel and stabilize your bite as you sleep.
Oral cancer is an epidemic in the United States, and the Glendale Dental Wellness Center takes it very seriously. With tens of thousands of individuals being diagnosed every year, Dr. Sue is in a unique position to catch the early signs during your routine dental exam. He’ll inspect your oral tissue very closely for any discoloration, lumps, slow-healing sores or other abnormalities that could be cancerous. In the event that he finds an area of concern, he will help you take the next steps towards a proper biopsy.
It’s been proven that consuming a healthy amount of fluoride can protect and strengthen tooth enamel. This is particularly important for children who are generally at higher risk of developing tooth decay. Our dental office provides professional fluoride treatments for both children and adults. The application process is quick, effective and typically done in tandem with your routine cleaning. After your teeth have been thoroughly cleaned, we’ll apply a small amount of fluoride directly to your tooth enamel and provide aftercare instructions to ensure effectiveness.
At our dental office, we only want to create a fun atmosphere that patients of all ages can feel safe and comfortable in. Of course, this includes families and children who need professional dental care. Our team loves teaching young patients the importance of daily oral care as well as establishing a mutual trust to make future visits easier. When they, as well as the rest of your family, have one dental home to visit, it’s sure to make keeping up with long-term oral health a simpler and more straightforward process.
Gum disease is considered to be one of the most common chronic diseases not just in the United States, but around the world! It’s also the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. For these reasons, it is crucial that you seek periodontal treatment when you need it. Our dental office performs deep cleaning via scaling and root planing as well as antibiotic therapy to promote healing of gum tissue damaged by plaque and tartar. We’ll do everything we can to get your gum health back on track.