Toothaches and gum disease can be frightening, but fortunately, you won’t have to worry about them as long as your teeth are well-cared for. Dr. Nguyen offers a variety of services in order to meet all of your smile’s needs under one roof, and various forms of sedation are available for patients feeling nervous about any kind of dental care. Has it been more than six months since your last appointment, or have you been putting off your regular dental visits? Call Legacy Dentistry today to schedule your next checkup.
It’s a good idea to have your teeth and gums checked and cleaned at least twice a year. We’ll be able to find signs of oral health issues that you may not have even noticed so that they can be treated in the timeliest manner possible. Then, we can get rid of any plaque and tartar that we find in the areas of your mouth that you’ve had trouble keeping clean through regular brushing and flossing.
Have you ever heard of a condition called bruxism? It’s where your upper and lower teeth clench and grind together at night. You might suffer from a headache when you wake up, and your teeth might start to wear down at an unusually fast rate. Wearing a nightguard will keep your smile safe from the damage that bruxism can cause, and unlike the products you can buy at the store, our nightguards will be uniquely designed to fit your mouth perfectly so you can wear your appliance in comfort.
Learning that you have any kind of cancer can be heartbreaking news, but you’ll have more of a fighting chance if we detect it early on. Whenever you visit us for a checkup, we’ll be looking for signs of oral cancer. If we find red or white patches in your mouth, an unusual lump, or another worrisome symptom, we’ll make a plan to have a proper diagnosis confirmed. This way, you’ll be able to get the important treatment you need much sooner.
To give your teeth as much protection against cavities as possible, we may include a fluoride treatment as part of your regular preventive visits. Fluoride can rebuild and strengthen weakened enamel, and in some cases, it can even reverse the earliest stages of tooth decay. You should be getting a fair amount of fluoride every day from the water you drink, but during your appointments, we can apply it topically to your teeth as needed.
We want to help you protect your smile even while you’re at home. That’s why we’re happy to make recommendations for high quality dental hygiene products, such as those we rely on ourselves. Our practice uses Mi Paste to protect the surface of the teeth, StellaLife® Gel to relieve mouth pain, and sugar-free Spry Gum to help keep the mouth clean. Feel free to ask us about other products that you can add to your daily hygiene routine.