Most dentists will agree that prevention is the most important element of taking care of your family's oral health.
This includes diligent home care regarding brushing and flossing as well as visiting your dentist at least two times a year for examinations and cleanings. Seeing your dentist regularly means detecting problems while they are small—and easier and less expensive to fix.
At Ferentchak Family Dentistry, Dr. Kenneth Ferentchak, Dr. Jason Luecht, and the rest of the team are committed to preventive dentistry that helps keep teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. In addition to examinations, cleanings, and x-rays, we also offer sealants and fluoride treatments to further protect your teeth.
With good preventive care, you can enjoy good oral health. Call us for an appointment!
Did you know that when your teeth and gums aren't healthy, you are putting your entire body at risk? For example, gum disease has been identified as a contributing factor to other serious illnesses, such as stroke, heart attack, and cancer.
When you come in for your examination, we'll go over proper oral care procedures so you can practice good dental hygiene at home. Home care is an important aspect of good preventive care. We recommend that at a minimum, you brush twice each day and floss once.
Proper home care is essential, but even with the most diligent brushing and flossing, you still need a professional cleaning twice a year. There are nooks and crannies in your mouth you simply cannot reach without professional dental tools.
If we determine that your teeth need further protection, we may recommend dental sealants. This treatment prevents bacteria from growing in the indentations of your back molars. We can also offer you a fluoride treatment that can be repeated during the year to help keep decay from starting.
If you don't have healthy gums, your teeth aren't healthy either.
Periodontal disease is an insidious condition that creeps up without many people being aware of it. It often starts with no symptoms whatsoever, and only your dentist can identify whether or not it is present. Once you start having symptoms, it could mean that the disease has already grown dangerous.
If you are experiencing signs of gum disease, this might initially show up as gums that bleed every time you floss or brush. Bleeding gums is one of the most notorious symptoms of periodontal disease.
If your gums are swollen, this could also mean you have gum disease. Gum disease at this stage is referred to as gingivitis.
Once gum disease has taken hold, you develop pockets between your gums and teeth. This advanced phase of periodontal disease is called periodontitis. At this stage, the disease has become severe, and you risk losing teeth.
Without treatment, periodontal disease will not go away.
We look forward to working with you to help develop a preventive care plan to keep your teeth healthy and strong. We want your whole family to maintain a lifetime of healthy smiles. Call us for an appointment!