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Are you searching for a dentist who can clean your teeth or perform a routine dental exam in Westland? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Our practice is full of highly experienced dentists who want to help you to achieve the happy and healthy smile that you’ve always dreamed of.
We offer a variety of dental health services and treatments. These treatments range from dental cleanings to oral health therapies. We also provide our patients with gum disease treatment. When you choose to come to our office, you know that you are coming to one of the top providers of dental health care in our area. At your first dental exam, we will perform a thorough examination of teeth, mouth and gums. This will help us to determine whether you have any problems such as:
- Dental decay
- Bone loss
- Gum disease
- Oral cancer
- Teeth grinding
Once your examination has taken place, your dentist will develop a treatment plan that will address any issues that turned up during your initial examination. You will also be given a full estimate of what your treatment will cost. To learn more about how you can become one of our repeat patients, give us a call.
Who Can Perform Dental Cleanings and Gum Treatments?
We highly recommend that our patients come in to have their teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis, at least twice a year. This is because professional teeth cleaning allows difficult to reach areas to be thoroughly cleaned so that plaque and built-up calculus can’t build up on the surface of the teeth. Plaque is a filmy substance made up of bacteria. This substance accumulates on the teeth after eating and drinking. If left alone, the plaque will harden into a substance called calculus. A failure to address the build-up of calculus leads to tooth decay, as the calculus begins to attack the coat of enamel present on the tooth. You can prevent this from happening by brushing and flossing every day, as well as seeing a professional in order to have your teeth properly cleaned.
Another reason to pursue professional cleanings is that it helps to prevent gum disease from forming. The exact same bacteria that causes plaque can cause gum disease. Gum disease is called gingivitis when it is in its earliest stages. You may have gingivitis if you have gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Other symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen and overly sensitive gums. Gingivitis is easily treated. However, many people ignore it until it has reached its advanced stages. This is known as periodontal disease. This serious condition can lead to tooth loss. In addition, it can also cause damage to your jawbone. Periodontal treatment is highly recommended in cases where a patient has advanced gum disease. Contact our office right away if you believe that you are in need of this essential treatment.
Can a Dentist Help Me with My Bad Breath?
If you are one of the over 25% of Americans who suffer from chronic bad breath, you will be relieved to hear that our dentists can help you in addressing this issue. Also known as halitosis, chronic bad breath is frequently caused by poor dental hygiene, the foods that you eat or by advanced tooth decay. Luckily for you, this embarrassing problem can be addressed relatively quickly and easily. At your dental exam, one of our dentists will provide you with special treatments, cleanings and an at-home oral hygiene routine that will assist you in getting rid of your halitosis. If you have any questions about receiving treatment for your bad breath, give our team a call. We’re ready to help you gain your confidence back again.
What Can You Tell Me About Oral Cancer Screenings?
Oral cancer screening is an incredibly important element of a routine dental exam. Oral cancer is a life-threatening disease that is not easily detected due to the lack of visible symptoms in its earliest stages. When a patient finds a lump, the disease has usually already spread to other areas of the body. This makes the cancer more difficult to treat. Having an oral cancer test done can assist your dentist in finding any problems when the disease in its earliest stages and easier to treat. We will perform a screening on you at your first examination. If you are over the age of 18, we recommend that you receive oral cancer screenings on a regular basis.
If you would like to become a part of our dental health care family, give us a call as soon as you can. We can help you to book your first appointment to have your teeth cleaned or schedule a total dental exam in Westland.