In our last blog, we talked about how we use our Smile Club and financing options to make care for your family affordable. We even touched on checkups! But in today’s blog, we would like to go into detail about the care your Olathe, KS, dentists can use to keep smiles both young and old free of common issues such as cavities or gum inflammation.
Checkups and Cleanings
People of all ages benefit from having their smiles examined and cleaned every six months. The first visit for kids should start once the initial baby tooth erupts, around age one. At age two, regular exams and cleanings should happen. For all ages, we know what issues to keep a close eye on with these exams. For kids, we focus on cavities, gingivitis, misalignment, and issues with the eruption and loss of baby teeth and permanent ones. For adults, we keep an eye out for cavities too, as well as gingivitis, gum disease, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and we also screen for oral cancer once a year. For smiles of all ages, we will clean the teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup. The process helps lower the risk of cavities and gum disease, and also fights bad breath and stained teeth.
Fillings and More
We also have restorations should we discover the presence of a cavity or infection. For kids, treating cavities prevents infection and premature loss of baby teeth, major factors in the onset of misalignment. Likewise, for adults, treatment prevents infections and tooth loss. Our fillings use a metal-free material we shade to blend with your smile, known as gutta percha. We also have lifelike crowns to address more severe oral health issues or injuries. Often, we can repair smiles in one visit!
Along with treatment cavities, we also have other preventive treatments. For kids, fluoride treatments and dental sealants could help prevent cavities and keep little smiles safe and strong. We also have oral appliances to help teens and adults with TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) enjoy non-surgical and comfortable solutions. If you have trouble sleeping, we can even use custom oral appliance therapy to treat snoring and sleep apnea! If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a visit for your child or other family member, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT GENERAL DENTISTRY?
Whether you are 8 years old or 80, you need to undergo regular care to prevent major oral health complications. For more information on keeping smiles of all ages strong and healthy, or to schedule a dental consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.