At East Alabama Family Dentistry we love smiles of all ages! Whether your child is visiting the dentist for the very first time, or your grandparent is experiencing difficulty eating with loose dentures, our Auburn family dentist is here for your entire family's dental health needs.
The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is also true for your smile! The American Dental Association® recommends visiting the dentist regularly for teeth cleanings, periodontal (gum) maintenance and a complete examination with necessary x-rays to help prevent dental disease and infection. Our preventive and diagnostic services also include:
- Dental sealants are a great way to help your child avoid cavities in young permanent teeth; the best part is they do not require any drilling or anesthetic! Dental sealants are hard plastic coatings that are painted on the teeth to help make them more resistant to decay-causing bacteria.
- The rate of oral cancer in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming pace. At regular examination visits, your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening to look for any areas of concern that should be monitored. Early detection is the key to successful treatment.
- Did you know that 75% of adult tooth loss is due to periodontal disease? (perio.org) Periodontal disease is a non-painful infection of the gum tissue that can progress into the underlying bone; left untreated it will eventually cause teeth to become loose and fall out. Your dentist and hygienist will measure your gums and review dental x-rays to provide you with a periodontal health assessment at routine preventive care visits. Non-surgical treatment is available if periodontal disease is diagnosed in the early stages.