Taking good care of your mouth is essential for keeping it healthy and functioning properly. A significant part of your oral care takes place at home. It is recommended that you brush twice daily and floss at least once a day. While this home care is incredibly important, it is only a part of the equation. To maintain optimal oral health, professional care is needed. State Street Dental can help.
Routine dental cleanings and exams
are an essential component of good oral hygiene. The ADA recommends that you have these visits once every 6 months. Cleanings are performed to eliminate plaque and bacteria from all surfaces of your teeth, including those you may not be able to effectively clean on your own.
We are also able to remove tartar or calcified plaque that cannot be removed no matter how much you brush. Cleanings help to prevent the formation of oral health concerns. Exams are performed to check for early warning signs of different issues, allowing you to get the treatment you need to stop the progression of these issues and restore the health of your mouth.
In addition to cleanings and exams, we can also help you to further prevent oral health issues with treatments such as fluoride and sealants. Fluoride treatments involve the use of a topical, fluoride-containing gel. The fluoride absorbs into the enamel to strengthen it and help it to fight against acid attacks.
Sealants are designed to prevent cavities on the chewing surfaces of the molars. A synthetic material covers the deep grooves and crevices on these surfaces, preventing food particles, bacteria, plaque, and other debris from getting trapped. Sealants also help to make these surfaces of the molars easier to clean.
Also under general dentistry, we can provide treatment for those who have sleep apnea
or who suffer from TMJ issues
. Treating sleep apnea helps to improve your quality of sleep and your quality of life. Treating TMJ issues restores your oral health and your quality of life, eliminating pain and restoring normal functions.
When oral health issues develop, treatment is needed as soon as possible. Once issues develop, they typically do not go away on their own. Instead, they only worsen the longer they go untreated. We provide a variety of different treatments for restoring your oral health. Issues such as cavities can be treated with fillings
. Damaged teeth can be treated with crowns
. Tooth infections are treated with root canal therapy
. If you have suffered tooth loss, we have several options for replacing missing teeth, including dentures
and dental implants
. If you have developed gum disease, we can stop its progression and restore the health of your mouth with periodontal therapy
Your mouth has many functions, including aesthetic ones. When you smile, your teeth and gums become prominent. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, this can affect your confidence. An imperfect smile can also impact how others see you. With cosmetic dentistry, we can help to improve the quality of your smile and boost your confidence.
Because your smile is unique to you, we tailor your treatments to meet your specific needs. We provide many different cosmetic treatments. These treatments include composite bonding
, composite fillings, CEREC ceramic crowns
, and bridges
. If there is more than one cosmetic issue affecting your teeth and gums, we can also customize a smile makeover
to help you achieve your ideal smile.
Professional dental care, combined with good oral hygiene habits at home, can help to ensure that your mouth remains happy and healthy. For more information, or to schedule your next appointment, call State Street Dental today at (503) 363-8625.