Making Dental Health Our Top Priority
Brushing and flossing alone won’t give you healthy teeth and gums. Scheduling a dentist appointment for a check-up and routine cleaning every 6 months is essential to your optimal dental health, and for getting the guidance you need.
At Hyannis Harbor Dental, we’ll go over all of your dental treatments options with you, develop the right type of plan for your unique situation, and offer you valuable insights on how to maintain your healthy smile once you leave the office. Some of our services include:
When committing to better dental health and hygiene, you must give proper attention to BOTH your teeth and your gums. Regular brushing and flossing, and semi-annual check-ups with our practice are necessary to evaluate your teeth and gums, and maintain perpetual tooth and gum health. With our help and this type of proper care, you’ll seldom see oral health issues arise.
When oral health issues do arise, they generally begin in the gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth. This is called the periodontium. When the periodontium is unhealthy, it can threaten the very foundation of your teeth and gums and lead to deeper, more troubling issues. These include: red and bleeding gums, bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the teeth, loose teeth, position changes in your teeth, and more.
Oral Cancer Screening
With modern advances in oral cancer screening technology, we are now able to precisely and accurately pinpoint the root causes of oral health issues, like cancer, in the early stages. These screenings also allow us to effectively treat minor issues before they evolve into major irreversible health problems.
After the decayed or damaged pulp in your tooth is removed, fillings replace cavities with composite materials that keep it safe from infection or further damage. If not treated, a dead tooth will need root canal treatment or extraction.
On occasion, teeth can acquire fine grooves or pits that collect harmful plaque. These grooves cannot be cleaned with brushing or flossing, as they are too narrow. These can develop into cavities over time. To prevent these cavities, our dental professionals will brush on a seal coating that will close off those pits and grooves and make complete, more effective brushing possible.
X-rays allow our practice to see what is happening inside your teeth and jaw – just below the surface. This capability can be useful in discerning any issues before they become major problems, and give us clear insight into the state of your teeth. We can then recommend the best course of action in treating afflictions and fledging periodontal diseases. Our office uses sophisticated digital radiography, computer monitoring, and digital x-ray technology for better diagnoses.
For more information about our services, or to schedule your next appointment, call Hyannis Harbor Dental at 508-775-1955.