At Orland Dental Care, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
A dental exam is a systematic evaluation of your oral health and hygiene. It checks your teeth, gums, jaws, cheeks, tongue, jaw lines, bite, and neck for oral health issues and dental imperfections. This procedure aims to detect and address dental problems before they worsen. It can also be a preventive measure, ensuring your mouth is healthy.
Dental cleaning is a straightforward and painless procedure that removes plaque and tartar deposits from your teeth and gums. No matter how well you brush or floss your teeth, some food particles might remain hidden in the hard-to-reach places. These unwanted elements might accumulate over time, leading to bacterial growth. If left untreated, it can cause oral health issues. You might develop tooth cavities, decay, or gum disease. Deep cleaning is the most effective way of restoring your oral health.
Oral cancer screenings are vital preventive measures integrated into routine dental check-ups. During these screenings, dentists meticulously examine the oral cavity, including the tongue, gums, and surrounding tissues, for any signs of abnormalities, lesions, or suspicious growths. Early detection is paramount in addressing oral cancer effectively, emphasizing the importance of these screenings in maintaining optimal oral health.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral found in many of our foods and beverages. It is also a useful tool in fighting tooth decay. Every day, our teeth lose and gain minerals through the processes of demineralization and remineralization. If the process of demineralization exceeds that of remineralization tooth decay will occur.
Professional fluoride treatment allows us to supplement the process of remineralization and prevent potential decay. It can even reverse minor instances of decay. Fluoride treatment is particularly beneficial for patients at a greater risk of tooth decay, such as children, teens, and seniors. Fluoride treatment can help prevent decay for you and your family.
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that prevents cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are usually applied to the occlusal (bite) surface of the molars and premolars. These teeth possess deep grooves and fissures that are much harder to clean, especially for children and teenagers. Sometimes the grooves are so thin that the bristles of a toothbrush are rendered essentially ineffective. A sealant will provide a more even brushing surface and seal off the enamel from harmful bacteria. Preventing tooth decay will ensure your child’s smile remains beautiful for years to come!
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies. If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
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