Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, bones and other structures that surround and support the teeth. In its early stages, it’s called gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums. Gums can appear red and swollen and may bleed during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis is a reversible condition with regular dental cleaning and better home care.
Gingivitis can progress to periodontitis if left untreated as well as permanent loss of teeth-supporting bone. Periodontitis treatment may involve periodontal therapy or surgery and continuing visits every 3- 5 months for life.
Bruxism Screening Bruxism is the habitual grinding of the teeth which occurs inadvertently. Unmanaged bruxism can result
in excessive cracks, wear, sensitivity, and painful chewing.
Luxe dentists will search for evidence of teeth clenching or grinding at your first and preventive care exam visits. If the dentist sees evidence of grinding, a soft, inexpensive, flexible mouth-guard can be designed for you to wear while you sleep. This will control the wearing of your teeth.
Fluoride is often termed “nature’s cavity fighter”. Fluoride, a naturally occurring substance that prevents cavities by making the outer surface of the teeth (enamel) more resistant to corrosive attacks from foods and beverages.
We at Luxe Dental promote the use of fluoride for children and adults. Systemic and topical application of fluoride is vital for the development and maintenance of healthy teeth.
Oral Hygiene Instruction
It is recommended to brush two times daily for 2 minutes and flossing once per day. Not taking care of our oral health can increase the risk factor for cavities and gum disease.
Our preventive care experts and will give you helpful tips and tricks that’ll help you keep your smile bright while reducing the accumulation of dental plaque, tartar, and stains in between dental visits.
Nutrition & Oral Health
What you eat affects your dental health. Depending upon your food and beverage choices, you could be inadvertently increasing the risk of getting dental caries.
Insufficient intake of necessary vitamins and minerals can also impact your ability to ward off infection and minimize inflammation that is often linked to periodontal disease.