When it comes to the health of your mouth, prevention is key. This is why we recommend seeing your dentist at least twice a year for examinations and cleanings.
Maintaining your oral health can have a huge impact on your overall well-being!
At Ferentchak Family Dentistry, we want to see you and your family regularly so we can stay on top of any potential dental issues. Our goal is for you to enjoy good oral health for a lifetime.
If you are looking for a dentist who will take care of you as well as your family, call us. Dr. Ken Ferentchak and Dr. Jason Luecht can meet most of your family's dental needs in a comfortable, friendly environment.
Let us preserve your healthy smile with our family dentistry services!
Preventive Dentistry Maintains Your Brilliant, Healthy Smile
Most people don’t realize just how much keeping their teeth and gums healthy is a part of an overall wellness plan. Problems with your oral health, such as gum disease, are actually linked to serious conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
The bottom line is that a healthy mouth is important if you want to keep your whole body healthy. Routine cleanings and examinations are part of that. Even the most diligent brushing and flossing cannot entirely remove the buildup of plaque and bacteria on your teeth and gums, but a professional cleaning with one of our skilled hygienists will give you a fresh start.
We can also provide dental sealants and fluoride treatment—regardless of age—to offer protection against future decay.
An important part of your annual exam is the oral pathology exam. Your dentist will check the soft tissue for any changes or abnormalities. Early detection of oral cancer is critical to preserving wellness.
You Can’t Have a Healthy Mouth without Healthy Gums
Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults—and it is preventable. But the problem with gum disease is that many people don’t even realize they have it, so it goes untreated. Gum disease often presents with no symptoms, so often the only way you will know if you have it is by going to the dentist on a regular basis.
Everyone has plaque, so everyone is at risk for gum disease. When plaque hardens, it turns into tartar, or calculus, which can only be removed with special dental instruments. If it is left in place, the bacteria in plaque can infect the gums. Even the most careful home care cannot remove tartar.
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, you may already have the early stage of gum disease: gingivitis. If you don’t get treatment, gingivitis will get worse.
Late-stage gum disease is called periodontitis. At this point, you might have pockets that have formed between your gums and your teeth. Your jawbone might be compromised, and you could be at risk for tooth loss.
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Take good care of your oral health by seeing your dentist twice each year. We look forward to helping you maintain good oral health for life!