Twice-daily brushings and regular flossing are excellent for maintenance between office visits, but a healthy mouth and beautiful smile require routine general and preventative care to stay that way. Our practice offers general care that includes regular oral examinations and cleanings. Our preventative care includes fluoride, professional breath control, and periodontal (gum disease) treatments designed to help you maintain your smile’s health and beauty. Keep your teeth and gums strong and disease-free. Contact our office today to schedule a cleaning or consultation.
Regular cleanings involve the removal of any tartar buildup from your teeth and includes polishing to remove any stains from tobacco, tea, coffee and other dark substances.
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit a dentist twice a year for regular cleanings, x-rays and exams.
Visiting the dentist twice per year for regular cleanings and checkups can also help to avoid Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque on the surfaces of the teeth. Plaque irritates the gums and can cause gums to bleed, become red or sore, and can cause cavities.
Gingivitis is reversible. By properly brushing twice daily and flossing once per day, you can greatly reduce the risk of Gingivitis. Gingivitis, left untreated, will generally lead to Periodontal disease.
Gone are the days when tooth ailments and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-colored fillings made of durable resin or porcelain can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. These revolutionary fillings are virtually undetectable and are easy to apply. To find out if tooth-colored fillings are a good option for you, please contact us today
Also called caps, crowns are natural-looking covers that fit snugly over teeth to conceal cracked, badly discolored, injured or chipped teeth. Crowns provide support to damaged teeth while also restoring functionality and esthetic balance. Ultimately, crowns can dramatically improve the overall appearance of your smile while making your teeth more resistant to injury. For more information about crowns, please contact Clemson Family Dentistry today.