At Dennis J. Coleman DDS in Davidson we fill a lot of cavities. As important as healthy teeth are, you should remember that good dental health is directly related to your overall health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even premature birth and low birth weight.
Furthermore, poor dental health can result in gum disease. The good news is that with regular brushing and flossing, and regular dental checkups, gum disease is 100 percent preventable.
The above should be enough to get anyone in to the dentist’s chair twice a year. But here are three more things we do beyond fill cavities.
- Plaque and tartar. Even with brushing and flossing twice a day, plaque can build up on the teeth and gums. Plaque hardens into tartar. Simply put, there are areas in the mouth that your floss and toothbrush just cannot reach. Professional cleanings, however, can.
- X-rays. By taking dental x-rays and updating them regularly, we can detect problems that a simple visual inspection won’t turn up. The sooner new issues are treated, the better: treatment will be easier, less painful, and less expensive.
- Oral cancer. It isn’t just smokers who need to be concerned about oral cancer; anyone can get it. Finding it in its earliest stages gives you the best chance for successful treatment and a full recovery. We can check for any symptoms, and if we find them, tell you what you need to do.
As you can see, we do a lot more than fill cavities at Dennis J. Coleman DDS in Davidson. Find out why patients from Huntersville, Cornelius, and Lake Norman come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry, and much more! Call for an appointment today!
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