At our Roseville, CA dentist office, we have the advanced training and technology needed to help with major dental problems. That’s why we are called Advanced Dental Concepts. But taking care of small problems is key to prevention. That’s why general dentistry is so important.
The bacteria that cause tooth decay can bother your gums as well and cause gum disease. In the early stages, called gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen, tender, and even bleed after brushing and flossing. If you do not get treatment for this, it can turn into periodontitis. This serious infection can make your teeth fall out over time. We can offer several treatments to help. Scaling and root planing clear out bacteria and plaque on and below your gumline. Perio Protect uses medicine to combat the bacteria, while LANAP therapy uses a dental laser to restore your bone and gum tissue.
Everyone has bad breath from time to time. If your breath smells bad most of the time, then that’s likely a problem. Food can get stuck in your teeth and make bacteria grow, causing bad breath. Usually, brushing and flossing regularly will help. But chronic bad breath is a sign of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. It can also be caused by dry mouth, a condition in which your body does not produce enough saliva.
When you suffer from dry mouth, your breath can smell bad. Worse, saliva is needed to help wash away small food particles left behind after you eat. Without the right amount of saliva to get rid of this debris, you are more likely to suffer from tooth decay and gum disease. We can recommend special rinses to help treat dry mouth.
A lot of schools these days are requiring athletic mouthguards for student athletes. That’s because mouthguards protect teeth well. You wouldn’t play a contact sport without a helmet to protect your head, so there’s no reason to leave your mouth unprotected, either. At our Roseville, CA dental office, you can get customized mouthguards that will fit your or your child’s mouth comfortably.
You brush and floss at home. You skip most desserts. You don’t drink soda. Isn’t that enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy? Unfortunately, no. Those are very important to your dental health, but only a Roseville, CA dentist like Dr. Miller has the specialized training and tools needed to get your teeth and gums truly clean. We recommend that you come in at least twice a year for routine checkups. These twice-yearly general dentistry visits are for much more than just dental cleanings; our thorough exams help us spot problems early. In fact, we can often correct them before they get painful and expensive. During exams, we use a special system to spot early signs of oral cancer. Our DIAGNOdent system uses a special laser to detect very small cavities. You can even get checked for sleep apnea and TMD.
If you are ready to help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, call Roseville, CA dentist, Dr. David B. Miller DDS for general dentistry services today at 916-945-9985 or use our convenient online form.