Yazhou Zhang, DDS
Sue Drew, RDH/IP
Taking care of your teeth and oral health is a great way to take better care of your body as a whole. Sometimes, infection in the mouth can cause problems elsewhere.
We encourage good oral hygiene as a matter of course. And not just for adults. Children need good oral care too. Children with mouth problems can suffer from malnutrition because it is hard to eat, have trouble in school if the tooth hurts, and have trouble sleeping if they are in pain.
A build-up of plaque is a common dental problem that comes from eating sugary and starchy foods. Plaque can cause all kinds of problems including tooth decay or cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.
If plaque isn’t removed, it hardens over time, turning into tartar that then collects at the gum line. This isn’t good. Tartar makes it much harder to effectively brush and clean between your teeth. Your gums become red and swollen, and bleed easily—signs of unhealthy or inflamed gums, called gingivitis.
You can treat gingivitis with daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings at the dentist. This is key to your oral health.
We have a highly-skilled dental staff to keep you smiling. We offer:
- Dental cleanings
- Sealant placement, fluoride, and brushing instructions for children
- Routine and preventative dental care
- Minor oral surgery