Your dental health can remarkably influence your overall health. Many researchers have proven that heart diseases, diabetes, and other health problems can be linked to dental health. Therefore it is crucial for people of all age groups to protect teeth and gums, not just to own a healthy smile, but to also lead a healthier life. American Dental Association recommends that people visit a dental practice at least twice a year. These periodic dental visits help families to lead a life free from a dental infection. Family dentists identify early signs of dental infection and take necessary steps to cure the same. At our dental office, Dr. Thuan-VU HO aims at providing preventive dental care to every patient who walks in. Through our commitment and dedication, we have successfully improved the oral health of many families living in Redwood City and the surrounding communities of California.
A family dentist is a professional who treats patients of different age groups. The dental needs of patients vary with age group. The food habits, the lifestyle, and the overall health can have a considerable influence on the oral health of a person. Therefore people of different age groups have to be taken care differently when it comes to their dental health. Family dentists can understand the needs of children, teenagers, adults, and older adults. A long-standing association with the family normally gives family dentists an advantage over other dental care providers. Patients who are associated with a dentist for many years can feel more comfortable when seated in the dentist's chair. Family dentists can easily identify if there are any genetic causes for oral health issues of patients since each patient and other family members are well-known to the dental professional.
During a routine visit to the family dental office, our dentist performs a thorough examination of oral health. This helps us in finding signs of tooth decay, gum infection and other problems that may need immediate attention. A professional dental cleaning may be recommended. If there is a decay of infection spotted, necessary steps are taken to restore the tooth. Fluoride application, application of sealants and other steps may be taken during the visit. Our dentist will also recommend changes in diet and oral hygiene habits if necessary. This can help improve the oral health of patients and prevent dental problems.
Dental cleanings are done to clear bacteria from teeth surface and under the gum-line. There are two different types of professional dental cleaning namely standard cleaning and periodontal cleaning. The standard cleaning procedure is also called dental prophylaxis. Patients who have a healthy mouth and no bone loss and are free from periodontal disease or any other form of dental infection can undergo dental prophylaxis The standard cleaning procedure normally includes removal of plaque and tartar from the surface of teeth.
Periodontal disease is one of the serious oral health problems that can lead to tooth loss. It is caused primarily by bacterial accumulation around the base of teeth crown. When a patient has periodontal disease, gum surgery or root planning may be performed. Periodontal maintenance is the routine cleaning that is recommended after gum disease treatment. This is done in order to suppress the activities of bacteria and keep periodontal health under check. The supragingival and subgingival areas are prone to bacterial attack. Plaque and tarter is cleared from these regions and teeth are polished. Though both standard cleaning and periodontal maintenance can be performed during a single visit the types of instruments used, the skills of the team and the purpose of the two procedures stand unique.
Preventing tooth decay is one of the primary goals of every dentist. In children, when the baby teeth fall out and the permanent ones erupt, it is truly challenging to protect these new set of teeth from bacteria. The back teeth are often subject to bacterial invasion. The surface of back teeth has fissures and crevices which can accommodate food particles and invite bacteria. Dentists use dental sealants to cover the biting surfaces of back teeth. Placement of dental sealants can be complete in a single visit and does not require injections. The teeth are prepared and the synthetic material is placed in the planned position. The sealant can last for about 3-5 years. Children should visit the dentist once in 6 months for a routine check-up and cleaning. During this visit, dental sealants are checked.
Fluoride can strengthen the enamel layer of teeth and prevent tooth decay. This is one of the reasons why most of our toothpaste and over-the-counter dental rinses contain fluoride. Fluoride is also available through community water supply in most of the states in the US. Topical application of fluoride is one of the measures followed by dental professionals to prevent dental infection. The application helps in reducing demineralization by strengthening the enamel layer of teeth.
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