“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin
At NorthSide Family Dental, we believe that the best way to protect your oral health is to prevent dental problems before they begin. We strive to achieve your best oral health possible so that you can enjoy a strong & healthy teeth for life.
Checkup, Scale & Clean:
Regular checkup’s are the foundation of dental health. Maintaining a routine 6 monthly ‘Scale & Clean’ schedule can help ensure a lifetime of good oral health. Scale & Clean involve removing plaque & tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Fluoride is optional which is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay & strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria from the tartar & plaque will have weakened the surfaces.
Many oral health problems begin with periodontal disease which is the disease of the gums. Eearly detection & treatment can prevent tooth loss. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen and may bleed easily. Our Dentists are trained in advanced laser therapy & corrective dental procedures that can keep your gums strong and healthy for life.
A mouthguard is a device that protects your teeth & gums from injury. Before dentistry made mouthguards available to athletes everywhere, injuries to the teeth, mouth & gums in boxing, football & other sports were commonplace. Mouthguards also protect the teeth from damage due to teeth grinding or temporomandibular disorders (TMJ).
Maintaining good oral health in children and teens begins with a very pleasant dental practice visit experience that is free of anxiety & fear. Our caring & gentle staff of women can help your child in establishing a good oral regimen, and we can continue providing superior dental care as your child develops into an adult.