Preventative Dental Care
At Mountain View Dentistry preventative care is our primary focus. We aren’t the type of office that just makes bold statements about “what you need”. Dr. Annis and the team spend the time with you to describe your current condition, how that can affect your oral and overall health, and what we recommend for treatment. We will discuss advantages, disadvantages, risks and alternatives to your treatment recommendations.
Regular Checkups and Cleanings
The recommendation for a person with a healthy mouth is to have a routine exam and cleaning every 6 months.
The exam includes reviewing you medical and dental history, an oral cancer screening and an evaluation of your teeth, gums and bone health. This will allows you to make an informed decision regarding your treatment.
One of our experienced registered dental hygienists will clean your teeth and measure your gums to establish their health. Removing excessive plaque buildup helps prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease. Your hygienist will also take the time to inform you of areas needing attention and how to maintain the best oral health possible. At the end of your appointment you will receive a fluoride treatment that is recommended to help prevent decay and strengthen your teeth.
Periodontal (gum and bone) Treatment
Gum disease is at epidemic proportions in the United States. Periodontal disease (Gum Disease) affects the tooth ligament and the bone surrounding the tooth. Periodontal disease is often painless but can cause the most damage including likely loss of teeth. Thankfully, this is very preventable or manageable with proper home care and professional dental treatment. This is why at Mountain View Dentistry we focus on prevention and early treatment when we notice signs that include:
• Bleeding Gums
• Gum Recession
• Bad Breath
• Tooth Mobility
• Red Swollen Gums
• Pain when Cleaning Teeth