PROFESSIONAL DENTAL EXAMINATIONS AND CEANINGS, DONE RIGHT
Every patient will receive a thorough dental examination by Dr. Johnson and her staff at Family Dental Care. Oral cancer screening, soft tissue exam, TMJ check, a complete periodontal workup, and an in-depth record of existing restorations will be done. We organize a comprehensive treatment plan for every single patient. We start by addressing their biggest dental concerns first then prioritize the rest of the treatment plan in the manner that focuses on the most pressing matters in order. Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Our registered dental hygienist will remove all calculus (tartar) and plaque from your teeth, then, the teeth will be flossed and polished for stain removal.
FAMILY DENTAL CENTER USES PANORAMIC X-RAYS
Family Dental Care uses Panoramic X-rays to screen for oral cancer, pathology, impacted and wisdom teeth. Our brand new panoramic X-ray was installed in 2017 and its digital renditions result in less radiation exposure. If you are suffering from exposed cysts, impacted teeth, or jaw bone fractures, call Family Dental Care today and schedule an appointment for a consultation to help reduce pain quickly.
SEMI-ANNUAL ORAL CANCER EXAMINATIONS
During semi-annual check-ups, the dentist and hygienist will thoroughly look for changes and lesions in the mouth, providing a dedicated comprehensive oral cancer screening. The oral cancer examination is a completely painless process. During the visual part of the examination, the dentist will look for abnormality and feel the face, glands and neck for unusual bumps.
PREVENT YOUR TEETH FROM TOOTH DECAY BY USING FLUORIDE
Sealants and fluoride are great preventive treatments that aid in protecting the teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile. Fluoride is the most effective agent available to assist in the prevention of tooth decay. It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies. Family Dental Care uses a fluoride varnish that is painted on your teeth rather than bulky impression trays with foam. You can eat and drink immediately after, but avoid crunchy foods like chips or sticky foods like gum. After 4-6 hours you are able to brush the varnish off. The varnish fluoride we use is more effective for reducing sensitivity, strengthening the enamel, and protecting against tooth decay. Dentists recommend that children have a professional application of fluoride twice a year.
Remember, fluoride alone will not prevent tooth decay! It is important to brush at least twice a day, floss daily, eat balanced meals, reduce sugary snacks, and visit Family Dental Care on a regular basis.
FAMILY DENTAL CARE PROVIDES HIGH-QUALITY PREVENTATIVE ASSESSMENTS
A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing periodontal disease and dental decay starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. If you have any questions or concerns about oral cancer, please call Family Dental Care today.