Over 53,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and up to 25% of those cases will be found in young, healthy people who don’t smoke or drink. Basically, oral cancer can affect anyone, which is why we’ll give you a screening every time you come to see us. If we notice a suspicious sore or new growth, we’ll help you get a diagnosis right away. Early detection and treatment are the best ways to beat the disease, and with these screenings, we can make sure you’re able to get the attention you need without delay.
You’ll find fluoride everywhere if you look hard enough—it’s added to most oral healthcare products and even public water sources. In addition to using a fluoridated toothpaste at home, we recommend that every patient should receive two fluoride treatments each year at our dental office, which we can include as part of someone’s regular cleanings. A topical solution is applied to the teeth that quickly fortifies the enamel and makes it much more resistant to bacteria and decay. It’s easy, it’s safe, and extremely effective.
Bruxism is a very common condition where someone unconsciously grinds their teeth and clenches their jaw while they sleep. Often related to stress, this can slowly wear down the teeth to the point of breaking and even cause chronic headaches. To solve this problem, we can give a patient a custom-made mouthpiece called a nightguard. Worn to bed, it places a soft but sturdy barrier between the rows of teeth to stop them from making harmful contact during the night.
Trying to choose the right toothpaste for you and your loved ones can be quite the task these days due to the endless variety of products available. Rather than simply guessing and hoping for the best, our team can give you recommendations on which toothpaste, brush, and floss each member of your family should be using to get the most out of their oral hygiene. Our dental office often recommends Crest products and Sensodyne for those with sensitive teeth.