PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE

PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE

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PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE

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PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE

DENTAL CHECKUPS

Similarly to daily brushing and flossing, you could help protect your oral health by seeing your dentist frequently for checkups. It’s recommended for the majority of people a dental checkup every six months, however as a Preventive Dental Care our Dentist Team at Family Cosmetic Dentistry may additionally recommend more frequent or fewer visits, depending on your dental health.

Common questions and answers about Dental Checkups

Common questions and answers about Dental Checkups

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Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy, but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important because it:

  • Helps prevent tooth decay
  • Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
  • Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly will help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
  • Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
  • Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
  • Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!

Yes, you should still attend your dental checkup if you aren’t having any dental symptoms. The dental checkup is a preventative measure. Like mentioned before, it helps you avoid major dental issues that can result in extreme pain and even tooth loss.

You can expect a thorough dental cleaning (which should include removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth and flossing the crevices of your smile), a fluoride treatment, and an examination of your oral cavity (which might include taking X-Rays).

You can maintain a healthy smile by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing and rinsing your smile at least once a day. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you floss, use a product that is easy to use. As you rinse, use a product that kills bacteria, freshens your breath, and cleans your smile.

A cavity is a small hole that forms inside the tooth because of tooth decay. Cavities are formed when plaque buildup on the outside of the tooth combines with sugars and starches in the food you eat. This produces an acid that can eat away the enamel on your tooth. If a cavity is left untreated, it can lead to more serious oral health problems. Cavities can be prevented by remembering to brush your teeth at least two times a day and floss between teeth at least once.

A filling is a synthetic material that your dentist uses to fill a cavity after all of the tooth decay has been removed. Fillings do not generally hurt because your dentist will numb your mouth with an anesthetic. Fillings are made from a variety of different materials, including composites, gold, or ceramic. If you need a filling, be sure to talk to your doctor about what type is best for you and your teeth.

According to your dentist and the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth at least two times a day. Brushing keeps your teeth, gums, and mouth clean and healthy by removing bacteria-causing plaque. It is also recommended that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride when you brush your teeth. You should spend at least a minute on the top teeth and a minute on the bottom teeth, and remember to brush your tongue; it will help keep your breath smelling fresh!

Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you are brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes each time. Your dentist recommends that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months. If you are using an electric toothbrush, be sure to read the directions because you may not need to change toothbrush heads as frequently. Patients with gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush every four to six weeks to keep any bacteria from spreading. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you’ve been sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.

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DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY

In order to see the big picture, dentists require a dental radiography. These dental x-rays allow the dentist to get an in-depth look below the teeth and gums. For the convenience of our patients, Family Cosmetic Dentistry performs on-site dental x-rays. With a proper dental radiography, our team of dental professionals is able to give patients informed evaluations.

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Common questions and answers about Xrays

Common questions and answers about Xrays

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Dentists use X-rays to help diagnose damage and disease that is not visible during a clinical dental examination. How often X-rays should be taken depends on specific factors such as an individual’s current oral health, age, risk for disease and any signs or symptoms of oral disease.  This means that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to the interval between dental X-rays.

A panoramic x-ray provides the dentist with an image of all the patient’s teeth, the jawbone, and the sinuses. It provides an overall picture that allows the dentist to choose certain areas to focus in on. It’s easy to use and many patients prefer this to traditional full mouth x-rays because there are no uncomfortable sensors involved! There is also less radiation exposure than a full mouth x-ray because it takes the image of the full mouth in one shot. While it allows the dentist to see an overall picture, it isn’t clear enough to be able to detect finer problems such as cavities.

Many people are most concerned with the radiation exposure from taking x-rays. However, x-rays have a low level of radiation and are considered safe. Additionally, precautionary measures are taken to minimize exposure. Before any x-rays are taken, a lead apron with a thyroid collar is placed on the patient. All metal jewelry or glasses are also removed. Our x-rays are digital, which have 50-80% less exposure than conventional x-rays units. Overall, the amount of radiation from a 4×2 series is less than the amount of radiation an average person receives in a regular day from natural sources! So realistically, the costs of taking x-rays are greatly outweighed by the benefits that x-rays provide, such as the early detection and prevention of a severe dental disease.

  • Children and teenagers — Children and teens who have a history of many cavities may need X-rays every six months or every year, depending on age. So may those who have a high risk of decay for other reasons. X-rays also help to keep track of tooth development.
  • Adults with many fillings, crowns, bridges or other restorations — X-rays help the dentist find decay beneath your fillings and crowns or in new places.
  • People with periodontal (gum) disease — X-rays can reveal signs of bone loss. If this has happened, then you may need periodontal (gum) surgery.
  • People with dry mouth, also called xerostomia —Saliva helps keep your mouth and teeth healthy by regulating the acid levels (pH) in the mouth. In a dry mouth, the pH decreases. This causes the minerals in the teeth to break down, resulting in more cavities. Many medicines can cause dry mouth. It also can be a result of cancer treatment or a long-term disease.
  • Smokers — Smoking increases the risk of bone loss around the teeth and periodontal disease.
  • Users of chewing tobacco — Chewing tobacco is sweetened with sugars and can lead to more cavities.

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DENTAL SEALANTS

Dental Sealants or Tooth sealants are plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth from microscopic organisms and plaque that cause tooth decay. We mainly apply this to the grooves of your back teeth – premolars and molars – wherein decay happens regularly. You will find that most of the tooth decay that happen in children and also teens takes place in these tooth surfaces therefore an application of this coating protects chewing surfaces from germs and also sustenance things sticking to the grooves of these teeth. The best way to protect the permanent teeth of your child is to apply a dental sealant and  adults can also benefit with this.

Common questions and answers about Sealants

Common questions and answers about Sealants

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Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of these grooves.

Permanent molars are the most likely to benefit from sealants. The first molars usually come into the mouth when a child is about 6 years old. Second molars appear at about age 12. It is best if the sealant is applied soon after the teeth have erupted, before they have a chance to decay.

Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. The process is short and easy. After the tooth is cleaned, a special gel is placed on the chewing surface for a few seconds. The tooth is then washed off and dried. Then, the sealant is painted on the tooth. The dentist or dental hygienist also may shine a light on the tooth to help harden the sealant. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield.

As with anything new that is placed in the mouth, a child may feel the sealant with the tongue. Sealants, however, are very thin and only fill the pits and grooves of molar teeth.

A sealant can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked at your regular dental appointment and can be reapplied if they are no longer in place.

No. Fluorides, such as those used in toothpaste, mouth rinse, and community water supplies also help to prevent decay, but in a different way. Sealants keep germs and food particles out of the grooves by covering them with a safe plastic coating. Sealants and fluorides work together to prevent tooth decay.

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ORAL EVALUATIONS

The dental oral assessment method is a systematic process, like any other Preventive Dental Care Procedure our dental hygienist will look into many aspects of your overall health to be able to identify pathologies or issues. We will check your medical records, Gum measurements, Oral supporting structures and Radiography.

  • Our dental hygienist will complete an oral cancer screening evaluations.
  • We explore each surface of every teeth to find new cavities and have a look at the quality of existing fillings with a dental instrument.
  • If X-rays are essential, these can be used to discover abnormalities no longer visible to the bare eye.
  • Periodontal Measurements. Healthy gums adhere tightly to the teeth and in the event that they do no longer, as a end result periodontal disease may be present or bone loss may be taking place.
Common questions and answers about Oral Evaluations

Common questions and answers about Oral Evaluations

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Many patients select resident care because the cost is discounted. We do not publish fee schedules. It is very hard to quote a fee over the phone because all patients have unique needs. Fees will be discussed at your treatment planning appointment.

We accept most insurance plans, private dental insurances, and self pay at the time of the visit. If you have questions regarding insurance and fees, please contact us at 954 659 9669

You will need a photo ID, insurance card, list of medications you are currently taking, and the phone number of your medical doctor. You will be asked to complete a patient registration form and medical and dental history forms.

Bleeding gums are a sign of infection. Gingivitis, periodontal (gum) disease, and several other medical conditions can cause your gums to bleed. When gums are healthy, they do not bleed. If you are experiencing bleeding when you brush or floss, it’s time to see your dentist. Contact us to schedule your appointment.

The darkness around old crowns is primarily due to the metal needed to support the porcelain. Yes, it can be eliminated. These types of crowns have been replaced with newer technology which consists of all porcelain restorations with zirconium support. Therefore, metal in most circumstances is not necessary. The newer, all porcelain restorations are more esthetically pleasing and natural looking.

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DENTAL SERVICES

Family Cosmetic Dentistry offers a variety of services for all your dentistry needs.

Preventive Dental Care is important to preserve proper oral health. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy might also help you to avoid high-fee procedures such as surgical procedure, extractions, and root canals. Family Cosmetic Dentistry offers numerous preventive dental services to preserve your teeth healthy.

With the help of our Weston Dental Specialists, you can improve your smile and have teeth you will be proud of. Family Cosmetic Dentistry practices and offers several cosmetic dentistry options, including teeth whitening and veneers. Our Weston Dentist staff has many different Dental Services to shape, sculpt, and make your smile more beautiful. With a few simple steps, you can have a smile you feel great about. And treatment may be more affordable than you think.

At Family Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that orthodontics involves more than straightening tooth it complements health and self confidence and can enhance a person’s overall quality of life. Orthodontic is a Dental service that improves the appearance of crooked or moved teeth and put them right into a straighter, more aesthetically position. A person’s smile is as unique to them as a set of fingerprints, that’s why we develop custom designed treatment plans, that deliver our patients a motive to smile.

Our Weston Dentists Specialist can extensively change the form, length, and coloration of your smile. Many patients come to Family Cosmetic Dentistry to get new composite fillings, in addition to to replace amalgam teeth fillings. For cavities that are older, our Dentists Specialists can without problems replace old silver tooth fillings generating extra updated and natural looking outcomes.

Endodontics is the Dental Service specialty concerned with the treatment and study of dental pulp. If you are experiencing dental pain you will want to contact a dentist immediately. If you are suffering from a broken, fractured, or infected tooth contact us today. Symptoms of an infected tooth include a toothache, discoloration of the tooth, swelling and tenderness. Our Dentist Team will take several steps to determine if you need root canal treatment, we will look for any symptoms that you might have to need the treatment

Periodontics is a highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the region around a tooth, which includes gums, bone and helping ligaments. most common periodontal services consist of scaling and deep cleaning, crown lengthening and dental implants.