Do you know what age people should start visiting the dentist regularly?
Everyone over the age of four should visit the dentist for a professional hygiene appointment twice each year. Our gentle hygienists will inspect your gums for periodontal disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. The hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease.
While we are equipped and more than happy to help you beat this serious disease, we would rather help you achieve and maintain quality oral health so that you never have to worry about developing gum disease and other oral health conditions.
If we find cause for concern, we may recommend that you change your oral health care routine or the products you use at home. We may also suggest a deep cleaning, which involves:
- Scaling to remove tartar from below the gum line
- Root planning to smooth rough root surfaces where plaque builds up
- Arestin antibiotic treatment to kill bacterial infection
- Laser gum treatment
Proper bushing and flossing habits go a long way. In fact, thorough brushing and flossing is the only way to protect your teeth and ensure your oral health between dental appointments.
I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, a family dentist in Lake Orion, Michigan, and I want to help you and your family maintain healthy smiles and a healthy lifestyle. Call Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (269) 693-6213 for more information about healthy living and to schedule an appointment.