Most people think having clean teeth and good oral hygiene is a nice thing to do. Smooth clean teeth feel good and fresh breath is always a plus. The truth is, oral health is one of the keystones to overall physical health. The mouth is the first step in the body's digestive system. Oral problems can lead to other health issues. For that reason, regular dental exams and cleanings as part of your general dental care are paramount to your overall health. The dental team at Timber Springs Dental will teach you everything you need to know about keeping your teeth and the soft tissues in good shape. We will answer any questions you may have about achieving and maintaining optimum oral health.
Prevention and Restoration
The Timber Springs Dental team believes in preventing dental problems before they occur. With regular checkups and cleanings and follow through at home, you can prevent a host of problems from occurring. Things like dental caries (cavities) and gum disease and the associated complications can readily be avoided in most cases. Occasionally, there are other factors that make prevention challenging. Genetics, certain medications or existing health issues also factor into your oral health. Regular checkups and professional cleanings can diminish the effects of some of these factors. When caught early enough, most problems can be handled so that they don't grow into larger issues.
While in some cases, even regular checkups may not prevent loss of teeth. They can aid in restoring your mouth back to the best working condition before things get out of hand. Through dental prosthetics such as bridges or dentures, missing teeth can be replaced restoring your ability to chew properly as well as give you a great smile.
Another important facet of the dental exam is the oral cancer screening. This simple exam is crucial in detecting oral cancers before they have an opportunity to cause serious damage. When this type of cancer is discovered in its earliest stages it is one of the most curable cancers. We care about your complete oral health at Timber Springs Dental, so each patient is always screened for this life-altering disease. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your dental cleaning and checkup.