General and Preventive Dentistry
We want our patients to enjoy healthy smiles their entire lives, so it’s important that they visit the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
In dentistry, prevention is key. There is a direct correlation between seeing your dentist twice each year and keeping your natural teeth. There is also a connection between good oral health and good overall health. Visiting your dentist regularly is good for your entire body!
Dr. Drew Spencer looks forward to providing comprehensive dental care for you and your whole family. Call us today to make an appointment.
Our goal is always to prevent dental conditions. Through regular examinations twice each year and x-rays once each year, we can identify dental problems while they are still small and easily treatable. The earlier we can treat a dental condition, the less invasive and less expensive the treatment.
With regular dental cleanings, your teeth stay clean and your gums stay healthy. Even the most diligent home care cannot prevent plaque and tartar from building up on the surfaces of your teeth. A dental hygienist will use special dental tools to ensure that your teeth are smooth and clean.
Dental x-rays once each year will enable your dentist to see problems before they are visible to the naked eye. This can include dental decay, infection, and other potential issues.
When dental problems do arise, we are here to take care of them. Whether you need a filling, a crown, or some other dental procedure, we want to ensure that your oral health is protected.
Some of the general dental treatments we provide include:
- Tooth-colored fillings that blend in seamlessly with the tooth surface and protect the health of your tooth
- Dental crowns to protect a cracked or damaged tooth
- Bonding to fix chips or gaps in your smile
Gum disease is a serious problem in this country, and it is the primary reason people lose a tooth. Gum disease is an insidious condition that is often present with no symptoms. It's not possible to know if your gums are healthy unless you visit your dentist.
Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on your teeth. When plaque hardens into tartar, or calculus, the only way to remove it is with special dental instruments. If tartar is not removed from the teeth, it can cause the gums to become infected.
An early sign of gum disease is bleeding when you floss or brush. As the disease progresses, symptoms will become worse. Often gums become swollen. Bad breath may persist regardless of brushing.
If pockets full of pus have formed on the gums, this is a sure sign that gum disease has reached serious levels. Tooth loss is a real risk at this stage.
Contact Us to Schedule a Dental Appointment
Stay on top of your oral health with regular visits to the dentist. Call us to schedule your next appointment!