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I Need To Find A Dentist in My Area
It's a very good idea to get regular dental check-ups to help detect and prevent otherwise costly and painful problems early on. These routine checkups and teeth cleanings are no substitute for practicing good dental care at home - such as flossing and brushing. However, having a regular dental examination is critical to keeping a healthy smile. This allows for routine maintenance, early intervention, professional cleaning and fluoride treatment. All of which can help avoid costly repairs down the road. How often you have these dental checkups, (including fluoride, cleanings and dental x-rays) can vary, but it's typically recommended that you see your dentist every 6 months. Ask your dentist for details. Once you find a good dentist in your area, they will make an assessment of your overall dental health based on the frequency of cavity formation, the condition of the gums, and any other dental issues or problems you may be experiencing. They will set you up with ongoing details on how to keep your smile healthy on brilliant.
Are You Experiencing Tooth Sensitivity?
If so, you may be wondering, “what's the best way to find a dentist in my area”? A good dentist can help treat tooth sensitivity, after all, it is one of the most common dental problems. This is usually caused by exposed surfaces on the root of your teeth. It starts by the gum receding just a little bit - typically only 1 or 2 millimeters. This causes the root of the tooth to become permanently exposed to the air. Unfortunately, the root surface of the tooth is often extremely porous. This allows liquids and even air to indirectly stimulate the nerve at the center of the tooth. Ouch! The bottom line is that if you're experiencing tooth sensitivity, it's a good idea to visit your family dentist so they can figure out what's going on.
Could You Be At Risk For Gum Disease?
Many people suffer from an oral bacterial infection commonly referred to as gum disease (AKA gingivitis or periodontitis). This is caused by plaque attacking your gums, ligaments and even bone which keep your teeth in place. In its early stage they referee to it as gingivitis. In more advanced stages it’s called periodontitis. Many people have gum disease and don’t even know it. In fact, the NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) estimates that around half of all US adults have some symptoms of gingivitis. The people most at risk are those with poor oral hygiene, smokers, people with systemic disease like diabetes, and people with lower resistance to infections. Women can also be at increase risk during pregnancy. You can also develop increased risk of develop gingivitis or periodontitis when you have increased stress, since this is known to weaken your immune system. The best way to prevent gingivitis and periodontitis is to see your dentist for regularly scheduled checkups. Let your dentist know if you are experiencing tender or bleeding gums (which can be a sign of gingivitis or periodontitis). The good news is that there are treatments available, which your family dentist will be happy to tell you about.
Are They A Member of the American Dental Association?
Not all dentists are members of the ADA (American Dental Association). In order to be awarded membership into the ADA, a dentist must uphold high professional standards and follow strict ethical guidelines. Having an ADA membership says a lot about the quality of service your dentist provides.