Having beautiful, and even healthy, teeth is not enough
Having beautiful, and even healthy, teeth is not enough. Just like a house with a poor foundation is destined for failure, so are teeth that do not have a healthy support system. The gums, bones, and jaw joint (TMJ) are the support system for the teeth, and they cannot be ignored if you are to have beautiful teeth that last a lifetime.
Look below for ways that we can help you ensure that the support system of your teeth is healthy to enable you to preserve your smile for years to come. Sometimes it’s the small changes in home care or wearing a night guard consistently that can make the biggest impact on your oral health in the long run.
Making preventive dentistry a regular part of your life is a smart move. Individuals who value preventive dentistry have less periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other problems requiring dental procedures down the road.
Gum Disease & Treatment
The gums and bone around teeth are essential to having and maintaining a beautiful smile. But gingivitis and periodontitis threaten the health of the teeth by attacking the gums and bone. We want to help you fight gum disease for you to have a healthy smile and a healthy body.
Other Gum Conditions
When the tissues that support the teeth are not healthy, some of the negative effects are bone and tooth loss, gingival recession, loosening of teeth, and even bad breath. We can help develop a treatment plan to improve your oral health.
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding. Chronic teeth grinding can cause serious dental issues. By intervening early with an occlusal guard to protect your teeth, you can lessen the effects of bruxism on your teeth and hopefully avoid the need for crowns or fillings to repair worn teeth.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) occurs as a result of problems with the jaw joint and/or the surrounding facial muscles that control movement of the jaw. The severe pain and discomfort from TMD can be debilitating, but modern therapies can provide relief.