When you come in to see our Irmo dentist, you are taking a vital step in a comprehensive plan of preventive dental care; one that begins at home with our oral hygiene. Here at Peak Dental, our goal is to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy, now and in the long term.
At the beginning of any story when it comes to oral wellness is dental plaque. It’s a filmy bacterial substance and it forms on and between your teeth. You notice it every morning, even if you don’t think much about it. Morning breath is caused by it, and it’s why you feel so refreshed after brushing your teeth when you wake up. Plaque erodes tooth enamel, and it also irritates gums. And that’s just for starters. Any plaque that you are not able to remove through brushing and flossing hardens into a substance known as tartar. It’s just as hazardous as plaque, but cannot be effectively addressed with your toothbrush and dental floss. At that point, you’ve done as much as you can on your own. You need the help of our Irmo dentist. Our twice-yearly examination features checking for cavities that develop due to plaque and tartar. In addition, you will receive a teeth cleaning, which is the unheralded superstar of preventive dental care. Teeth cleanings perform two essential duties. First, they eradicated tartar, and also any residual plaque. Your teeth feel fresh, and you are less likely to suffer further tooth decay as a result. Second, if you have early stage gum disease, gingivitis, it will be stopped from progressing. Its effects will also be reversed. Advanced gum disease causes some unpleasant symptoms, such as bleeding gums, receding gums, and persistent bad breath. So avoiding it is vital.
Schedule an appointment with our Irmo dentist right now, while it’s on your mind.
If you are looking for a dental practice that encourages preventive dental care, then you will want to become familiar with our dental practice, Peak Dental. Our top-notch Irmo dentist, Dr. Gretchen Pawloski Yarborough, is a dedicated dentist who wants to make sure that her patients’ teeth and mouths remain as healthy as possible.
The two most important items to preventive dental care, after following a great at home brushing and flossing regimen, is to come into our dental practice for periodic dental exams and teeth cleanings. Our Irmo dentist will let you know how often you should have these services performed based on your current oral health, any dental problems you may have, gum health, and any medical conditions you may have, as well. Our dental exams are very thorough and will make sure that your teeth, gums, and entire mouth are healthy. X-rays will be taken to make sure that there are no problems developing between teeth or below the gum line. Your gums will be measured at each dental exam to make sure that any signs of inflammation are found, so they can be treated. If our dentist finds that your gums are inflamed, and you have gingivitis – a common precursor of gum disease – our dentist will probably recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over coming months to get your gums back to good health. During our dental exams, your Mouthful also be thoroughly evaluated for any signs of oral cancer. If you suffer with TMJ or teeth grinding, our dentist can provide you with a night guard that will keep teeth from cracking or becoming otherwise damaged while you sleep. We also provide fluoride treatments to keep your teeth resistant to dental decay.
For an appointment to see our Irmo dentist for a dental exam or other dental care, contact us today.
11132 Broad River Road Suite A and B
Irmo, SC 29063