Getting your teeth cleaned regularly by our professional
hygienist is your first step toward maintaining a healthy,
beautiful smile for life. Even with proper brushing, plaque
will remain in some areas of teeth, which leads to tartar
and eventually decay. If tartar accumulates in the gums, it
can turn into a serious problem for your teeth as well as
other health conditions. Medical research has proven a link
between advanced gum infection and life-threatening health
problems like stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Have
regular teeth cleanings to stay healthy!
Saving Hopeless Teeth
In the past, root canal procedures were something a patient
avoided because the procedure was quite painful. But with
today’s modern techniques and anesthetics, they are often
painless and very manageable. A root canal will save a
tooth, instead of losing it to extraction. This is important
because missing even one tooth can cause problems for your
We are very experienced in root canals. The essence of the
procedure is to remove the pulp chamber in the interior of
the tooth and replace it with a filling material. Sometimes
a crown is placed over the tooth to give it added strength.
Your tooth will be saved and regain its full functionality.
Dental Care is Different
Just like our bodies, our teeth will show the wear and tear
of age. Plaque may build up, teeth will darken from years of
caffeine and tobacco consumption, and fillings may crack or
loosen. Gum disease is often a recurring problem for
seniors, and a reduced flow of saliva often occurs for those
who take certain medications. With regular check-ups, we can
address all your needs before they reach an advanced stage.
We also stress proper daily oral hygiene and good nutrition
for the best overall health. If your gums show signs of
infection, such as they bleed easily, or if teeth start to
loosen, please contact us immediately.
X-rays for Clear, Accurate Images
Traditional dental X-rays have been “good enough,” but with
today’s dental technology, a more accurate diagnosis is
required. Digital X-rays provide clearer and much more
accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s
mouth. This allows for a more accurate diagnosis. Leaks or
breaks in fillings that used to go unnoticed, often leading
to root canals, can now be found and treated before major
damage is done.
Digital X-ray technology also produces up to 75% less
radiation than earlier methods. Traditional X-rays are and
always have been perfectly safe, but the problem was that
some people were nervous about the amount of radiation they
were receiving in the dental office. This new technology
greatly reduces this concern. And what’s more, there’s no
waiting for the X-ray to develop. Extremely accurate
pictures are available instantly and can be stored on the
computer, where they will always be available.
If it’s time for your next
cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no cost/no
obligation consultation, call us now at (540) 338-0110.
(540) 338-0110 • 609-T East Main Street • Purcellville, VA 20132