We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Looking for a Dentist for Teeth Cleaning, Oral Health Treatment, or a Dental Exam in Center City Philadelphia?
Do you want to make your smile look great and protect your dental health at the same time? Come to our highly respected dental practice and meet our dentists who can help you to achieve all of your dental health care goals. Our team is dedicated to getting your smile to look and feel it’s very best so that you can eat and speak with confidence and ease. To achieve this, we offer a full range of services and treatments. These treatments range from a comprehensive dental exam to oral health therapy to periodontal treatment. No matter what kind of treatment you are seeking or how long it’s been since you last stepped through a dentist’s door, we are here and we are willing to help you. We will do everything possible to ensure that our patients feel comfortable as they receive the dental treatment that they need. At your initial exam, one of our trustworthy dentists will examine your mouth, teeth and gums for any signs of the following:
- Dental decay
- Oral cancer
- Advanced gum disease, called periodontal disease
- Tooth grinding
- Bone loss
If our dentist detects any of the above, you can rest assured that an effective treatment plan will be developed so that you can get your oral health back on track. We have many patients who have established long-term care relationships with our dentists. If you want to become one of the many people who call our practice their home for dental health care, contact our office today to arrange your first comprehensive dental exam with one of our dentists.
Who Can I See for Dental Cleaning and Gum Treatment?
Having your teeth cleaned on a routine basis by a dental professional is a key element in keeping your oral health in tip-top shape. Dental cleanings are the primary reason why our patients come into our practice. This is because only a professional is able to remove the hard-to-reach plaque that builds up and turns into calculus. Plaque is a form of bacteria that sticks to the teeth after you eat and drink. While it is usually taken care of via brushing and flossing on a regular basis, there are areas that can’t be reached by your toothbrush or dental floss. If this plaque is not removed, it will turn into a hard substance that is called calculus in the dental world. Calculus breaks down the enamel of the tooth and leads to tooth decay. To ensure that all of the plaque and calculus that have built-up are taken care, a professional cleaning is required.
Another reason why it is important to get plaque and calculus taken care of is that the same bacteria leads to gum disease. In its earliest stages, gum disease is known as gingivitis and is easily treated. If you have teeth that bleed during brushing or flossing, you might have gingivitis. Other signs that you may have this common form of gum disease are red, swollen, or sensitive gums. It is vital that you receive treatment for gingivitis, as it will turn into periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease that can lead to tooth and bone loss. If your gum disease has advanced to this stage, you must seek out gum disease treatment from one of our dentists to ensure that your dental and physical health are not compromised.
What Is Halitosis?
Halitosis is the medical term for chronic bad breath. This is an embarrassing issue that more than 25 percent of Americans struggle with on a daily basis. It is most often caused by something that you ate, a lack of dental hygiene, or severe tooth decay. While bad breath is something that can make you self-conscious, it is important to know that there is a cure for halitosis. Our dentists are able to treat bad breath via a combination of routine professional dental cleanings, a specialized treatment plan, and several at-home oral hygiene remedies that will allow you to efficiently and easily control your bad breath.
What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?
Oral cancer screenings consist of your dentist thoroughly examining your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. If anything concerning is found, the dentist will take a sample of the area and send it off for testing to determine whether or not it is cancer. Oral cancer can be a fatal disease. It is often not found until there are visible symptoms, such as a lump. When this happens, the cancer has usually spread to other areas of the body. Early detection gives you a better chance of a successful treatment outcome. We recommend that every person over the age of 18 receive oral cancer screenings during their dental exam.
To learn more about how to receive a comprehensive dental exam in Center City Philadelphia, call our office. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about our practice and how we can help you to achieve your dental health goals.