23 Nov Early Prevention and Detection – Taking Us Back to the Basics
When we talk to patients about cavities or caries we are bringing to light a condition that, while it affects most people, can be very much be prevented. Caries are the manifestation of an oral disease where “bad bacteria” break into the enamel (hard layer) of the teeth and continue to grow and compromise the important players in our mouth. Our teeth give us esthetics, bite function, and hold together facial geometry. Caries are traditionally formed through poor diet, lack of fluoride, and neglect of proper oral hygiene (i.e. brushing and flossing); and for children can start very early from the spread of the bacteria through our parents. Therefore, at Pinnacle Dental, Dr. Idrees and staff work hard to keep our patients informed of the etiology of caries, methods of prevention, and how to move forward when decay is present. We talk to families about bringing children in early to get them excited about dental hygiene and feeling comfortable seeing the dentist. While we provide a comprehensive list of dental procedures from prevention and basic procedures to esthetics including implants and veneers, our mission is to help patients get to a healthy and happy place with their smile. We welcome all ages and work with apprehensive patients as well. Take charge of your oral health today and give us a call!