Family Dentistry in Lauderhill, FL
When it comes to maintaining good dental health, prevention is key.
At Smile Brighteners, we want to make sure our patients enjoy healthy mouths and smiles, so we recommend you and your family come in twice each year for examinations and cleanings. By coming in to our office regularly, we can stay on top of any potential dental issues. And by monitoring your oral health, we can make sure your healthy smile is preserved for a lifetime.
We look forward to providing gentle yet effective dental care for you and your entire family!
Preventive Dentistry for Healthy Smiles and Healthy Bodies
A healthy mouth is key as far as keeping your entire body healthy, and routine cleanings and check-ups are an important part of your overall good health.
During regular cleanings, our experienced hygienists will remove plaque and bacteria that cannot be eliminated even with the most diligent brushing and flossing. Twice-per-year examinations enable Dr. Robert Dolgow to keep abreast of any changes in your oral health as well as check for the early stages of decay. Being screened for oral cancer is another reason to stay up to date with dental examinations because early detection is so important.
Healthy Gums for Healthy Mouths
Many people are not aware that gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Many people are not aware that they even have gum disease. It’s because of the lack of symptoms with gum disease that it’s so important to visit your dentist regularly to ensure your gums are healthy.
Gum disease starts off as plaque, which builds up on teeth even if you brush regularly. When the plaque hardens, it turns into tartar, or calculus, that is impossible to remove without special dental instruments. The tartar contains bacteria, which can infect the gums.
Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, and although there are often no symptoms with it, some people might notice that their gums bleed when the brush and floss. They might also see that their gums are swollen, or they might have bad breath that doesn’t go away.
If gingivitis is not treated, gum disease will worsen. The later stages of gum disease, called periodontitis, are serious because by that point, pockets have formed, which can actually separate the teeth from the gums. The supporting bone structure can also be compromised, and if the infection is not treated, it will get worse and teeth are likely to be lost.
Keeping Kids’ Mouths Healthy
Good oral care habits begin at a very young age, so we recommend you bring your children in to the dentist soon after their first teeth erupt. We enjoy treating children, and we work hard to ensure their visit to the dentist is a fun, positive experience.
When kids come in, we will help them learn how to take care of their own teeth with our specialized care. Good brushing and flossing habits that start early will keep their smiles healthy for many years to come.
Our experienced staff helps motivate children to take good care of their teeth, giving them the encouragement they need to develop healthy habits that will carry them into adulthood.
Call Smile Brighteners to Make an Appointment
Let us work with you and your family to make sure you maintain good oral health. Call today!