Why should I visit the dentist?
Regular dental appointments have a significant impact on your whole body health. Only trained dental professionals can remove the toughest bacteria from your teeth and gums. Dental visits directly protect you from:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Jawbone deterioration
- Bad breath
- Low self-esteem
In the long run, dental care also lowers your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, and other health complications.
My smile looks and feels great. Do I still have to visit my dentist?
In many cases, patients who are suffering from gum disease or tooth decay have no idea there is a problem. Experienced dentists like Dr. Kennedy can detect signs of infection, disease, or cancer before you can.
Remember, you never have to settle for a second best smile. With modern dental technology, achieving the smile of your dreams is easy and affordable. We provide tooth whitening and smile makeovers to take your smile to the next level.
How can I choose the right dentist?
When you’re looking for the best dentist for you and your loved ones, there are many factors to consider. Ask your potential dentist about:
- Dentist’s continuing education
- Office atmosphere
- Dentist’s experience
- Staff personality
- Membership in organized dentistry
At Turnagain Dental, you’ll find convenient hours and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our dentist and staff have years of experience giving patients unparalleled dental care.
What dental problems might I have?
Dental decay and gum disease are a few of the most common dental problems we see here. Minor dental decay manifests as a cavity, or small hole in the tooth. Our staff can treat a cavity in a matter of minutes with a durable tooth-colored filling.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can lead to tooth and bone loss. We fight gum disease constantly with state-of-the-art treatment methods and preventative care.
Cosmetic dental problems can also be improved at Turnagain Dental. If you are unsatisfied with your current smile due to chips, staining, dullness, or crookedness, Dr. Kennedy has a solution for you.
How should I care for my teeth between dental appointments?
When you are considering your at-home oral care routine, you should always consider the following suggestions:
- Brush your teeth at least two times a day for two minutes
- Floss at least once each day
- Brush the back teeth and tongue carefully
- Use a fluoride toothpaste and possibly a fluoride rinse
- Avoid foods with high sugar content
- Eliminate tobacco, which can cause oral cancer
When should I schedule my next dental appointment?
You should always have your next dental checkup scheduled so you never get behind on your oral health. We would love to help you find an appointment time that works for you. Give us a call at Turnagain Dental today. We are looking forward to meeting you and your loved ones!