Family Dentist in Swampscott Massachusetts
Here at Whiting Dental Arts our team is committed to providing high quality dental services for patients of all ages! Whether you are looking to book cleanings and exams for your children, or want to help an older relative get the dental care they need, we would be happy to help. Our team provides everything from standard preventative care appointments to restorative procedures like same-day dental CEREC crowns & All-On-4 Dental Implants. So if it has been a while since a check-up or you have a specific dental issue you need solved, we would be happy to help! Give us a call today for more information or fill out our inquiry form below.
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Cleanings, Exams, & Preventative Dental Care on the North Shore
The best kind of dental care is preventative care. Like sunscreen in the summer, or bringing your car in for an oil change, the best way to prevent problems is to be prepared. Nothing replaces the benefits of two dental visits per year. During those dental visits you will receive a professional cleaning that can help remove plaque and bacteria you can’t get rid of by simply brushing and flossing. You will also receive fluoride treatments or dental sealants to help further protect your teeth from decay. And most importantly, you will receive and exam which may include x-rays. Routine exams ensure that bacteria doesn’t have long unchecked time periods to grow. This means that problems can be found right when they start to appear instead of waiting for them to progress. Dental issues often spread throughout the mouth. So catching the signs of decay early, or a small cavity is much better than waiting years until that decay has infected the tooth root and the nearby teeth.
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How Do I Handle Adult Tooth Loss?
Kids are often very excited to lose a tooth. It is a sign of growing up and sometimes a precursor to a visit from the tooth fairy. But adults are not as excited to notice a tooth wiggling. Whether caused by injury, decay, or aging, it is common for adults to lose teeth. But you don’t have to keep that gap in your smile. There are both cosmetic and health benefits to replacing lost adult teeth. If you are only missing a single tooth the two most common solutions are bridges and implants. Eventually though, you might need ton consider solutions for replacing an entire section of teeth, in which case, the most common solutions are removable dentures or All-on-4 Implants.
Single Tooth Replacement Solutions
A dental bridge is a dental implement where a false tooth is placed in the mouth by using the surrounding teeth. A bridge can contain multiple consecutive false teeth if needed, and there are different options for how it is affixed to the existing teeth. The most common dental bridge is a system where the abutment teeth on either side of the false tooth are used as anchors and receive dental crowns. Bridges are often chosen as they are non-surgical procedures that are often covered by dental insurance. However some concerns regarding bridges is that they do potentially create risks for those abutment teeth and require dental crowns.
Replacing A Set Of Teeth
Dentures and partial dentures are removable sets of teeth that are fitted to your mouth. Partial dentures replace a section of your smile and work by using a base plate and a metal framework that can keep the dentures in your mouth. They fit around your remaining natural teeth. Full sets of dentures or complete dentures are natural looking sets of false teeth that can be used after all of the teeth are naturally lost or removed.
What Should I Do If I Haven't Seen The Dentist in A While?
Simply put, you should go to the dentist. Missing the dentist for multiple years or decades is not recommended. When asked, many adults express that their reasons for not going to the dentist are because they have negative feelings towards the dentist, are concerned about payment options, or they don’t notice anything wrong. If any of those apply to you, here are some recommendations.
- Overcoming Negative Dental Experiences: If you have ever had a negative dental experience it is understandable that you might not be excited to make a new dental appointment. Many young adults cite experiences they had as kids where they either felt physical discomfort or felt like they were condescended to or shamed during their dental appointment as a reason not to return. A bad dental visit sould never stop you from getting important oral care. Your goal should be to find the right dentist for you. A dentist that is understanding, works at your pace, is careful, and of course, is encouraging. A way to do this is to read online reviews and pay attention to the stories people share about their dental visits.
- Paying For Dental Treatment: Across all medical fields, there is often an issue where patients avoid preventative care and checkups because they are worried about how they would pay for either that checkup or a return visit. If you don’t have insurance or are worried about coverage, you should ask your dentist if they provide any other options like dental financing. Financing can often cover what you need for a dental visit.
- Not Noticing Any Issues: Our teeth aren’t great at signaling us when there are oral health issues. Damage often happens without us noticing. And by the time we do notice the problem has likely become quite severe.
Schedule Family Dental Appointments in Swampscott
Our team works with patients of all ages. For kids, it can be really helpful knowing that their siblings and parents all go to the same dentist. And no matter your age, a dental visit is always a great way to prevent dental issues. If you are interested in dental services and appointments for your family, please give us a call.