Prevention is key when it comes to optimal oral health. Flossing, brushing and rinsing with mouthwash two to three times a day are the best ways to prevent plaque from building up on your teeth and slow tartar from forming, but it’s normal for tartar to accumulate over time. That’s why it’s essential to schedule routine dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and x-rays with Capital Dentistry.
Family Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry
From the moment their first teeth break through, dental hygiene for kids is essential to lifelong oral health. By the time a child is one, they should be seeing a dentist regularly for routine cleanings and exams. The younger they start, the more comfortable they will be.
New Patient Exams
Prior to your first dental appointment, you’ll be asked to fill out a short questionnaire. This will help your dentist get to know you, your medical history, your dental history, and assess your needs and expectations.
At your new patient exam, a dentist will examine your entire mouth, including your bones, gums, teeth, tongue and the insides of your cheeks, to check for abnormalities. Radiographs will likely be prescribed to look for cavities, assess bone levels and search for irregularities in the areas.
Following the new patient exam and radiographs, the dentist, with the help of a registered hygienist, will come up with a customized hygiene plan depending on the extent of health or periodontal disease present. Once the teeth are free of tartar and plaque, a polish will be used as the final step.
Your Capital Dentistry dentist will assess your individual need and may recommend an oral appliance such as a night guard to prevent grinding (also known as bruxism); sleep apnea appliance to help with your breathing; or a sports guard, to prevent injuries if you play contact sports.
Dental fillings are used to fill cavities in your teeth, help stop tooth decay and prevent further deterioration. Different materials are available for fillings and your Capital Dentistry dentist will carefully discuss all the options before choosing the ideal solution for you.
Routine cleanings, exams and x-rays help prevent problems before they start and contribute to making your smile as healthy and beautiful as possible. Don’t forget to book your next dental cleaning, fluoride treatment and x-rays with Capital Dentistry for expert care in a stress-free environment.
Night Guards / Bruxism Guards
Bruxism guards are used to treat nighttime or daytime jaw clenching and teeth grinding. If you regularly wake up with headaches, a sore jaw, sensitive teeth or indents on the insides of your mouth and lips, you may be clenching and/or grinding your teeth.
It’s very important to wear a protective sports guard while playing sports. Using a sports guard can help prevent dental emergencies and keep your teeth looking and feeling their best.
A snore guard is a type of oral appliance that’s specially formulated to redirect your tongue and push your jaw forward while you sleep, eliminating snoring. Using a snore guard can help you, and everyone around you, get a better quality of sleep and feel more rested in the morning.
Comfortable, easy to put in, take out, and clean, braces and orthodontic retainers can help transform your smile and your life. Consult Capital Dentistry today to find out more.