At Vista Dental, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
A dental cleaning is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene so that we do not develop certain health problems. When we avoid things like a dental exam and cleaning, we are allowing things such as plaque buildup, which can cause periodontal diseases. While cleanings from our team are important, maintaining good cleaning on your own is also important since the recommended times to come in and see us are only twice a year.
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The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. A routine appointment with Dr. Kim will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
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Oral Cancer Screenings
As part of your routine dental examination, we may also recommend an oral cancer screening for our older patients. It's important to routinely screen for any irregularities in your mouth, so that any problems can be caught sooner rather than later.
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Dentistry for Kids
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth. Read more about the importance of dental care for your children.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral found in many of our foods and beverages. It is also a useful tool in fighting tooth decay. Every day, our teeth lose and gain minerals through the processes of demineralization and remineralization. If the process of demineralization exceeds that of remineralization tooth decay will occur.
Professional fluoride treatment allows us to supplement the process of remineralization and prevent potential decay. It can even reverse minor instances of decay. Fluoride treatment is particularly beneficial for patients at a greater risk of tooth decay, such as children, teens, and seniors.
Discover how fluoride treatment can help prevent decay for you and your family.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
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Unfortunately, there is no cure for periodontal disease. However, treatment can help to manage and control the condition. Periodontal maintenance is essential in this process. We can provide you with such care, including soft tissue management and non-surgical approaches to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.
Learn more about caring for your gums.
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
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If you participate in sports or physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouth guard. A mouth guard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
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To learn more about our family dentistry services call (360) 418-9040, and schedule an appointment now!