Home care is also a crucial part of your dental health. Proper consistent brushing and flossing is a must in oral care. Doing your part at home will help you keep a healthy smile. Skipping flossing can lead to tooth decay if food is stuck in between your teeth. Avoiding sugar can also help preserve your teeth. Saving desserts for when you can brush immediately after eating is a good way to save your teeth from decay as well. Good dental habits are key to a healthy smile.
Ultimately, the best way to care for your smile is prevention dentistry – scheduling regular check-ups to make sure your smile is free of decay and infection. Your dentist can help keep your smile healthy by checking for early warning signs of problems such as cavities. Recommended treatment when warning signs are found can save you from expensive dental emergencies or extensive treatment in the future. At a regular check-up, our hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning and your dentist will carefully examine and x-ray your teeth. A personalized treatment plan will be laid out with any recommended treatment.
Topical fluoride can be applied to the teeth during a regular visit to prevent cavities and strengthen your teeth. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and prevents plaque buildup.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is also a service we provide. Your well-being is important to us and oral cancer needs to be caught early to allow for treatment.
Signs of oral cancer include:
- Sores that bleed easily
- A lump or rough spot in the mouth
- Red or white spots
- Pain, numbness or tenderness on the lips or in the mouth
- Difficulty chewing, talking, swallowing or moving the jaw or tongue
Our team is trained to test for oral cancer and can catch the early warning signs and recommend treatment.
If you deal with grinding or clenching your teeth at night you may be waking with jaw pain, headaches or earaches. This condition is called bruxism. We offer customized nightguards that are worn while you sleep. Nightguards will help subside the effects of bruxism by keeping you from grinding your teeth at night. Nightguards also prevent damage to the teeth and help preserve them from being worn down.
If you are looking for a dentist in Newcastle, OK, your search can end here! Call us today to set up a new patient appointment and keep your smile on the right track with preventative care.