At Lincoln Smiles, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
Regular teeth cleanings help to maintain better oral hygiene and get a brighter and whiter smile. For optimal oral health, it is recommended that you get your teeth cleaned by our professionals at least twice a year.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. A routine appointment will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
The number of patients suffering from oral cancer keeps on increasing each year. While this is alarming, patients that have this detected at an early stage can get it treated completely. An oral cancer screening is part of a dental checkup that we conduct so don't miss your dental appointments.
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that prevents cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are usually applied to the occlusal (bite) surface of the molars and premolars. These teeth possess deep grooves and fissures that are much harder to clean, especially for children and teenagers. Sometimes the grooves are so thin that the bristles of a toothbrush are rendered essentially ineffective. A sealant will provide a more even brushing surface and seal off the enamel from harmful bacteria. Preventing tooth decay will ensure your child’s smile remains beautiful for years to come!
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
Periodontal maintenance is a procedure that helps to maintain the health of the gums after an infection has set in or to prevent infection from setting in. This includes cleaning and maintenance of your teeth and gums on a regular basis by our professionals.
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
A sport is an integral part of a person’s life. However, some sports can get intense and could lead to mouth injuries that can be painful and difficult to treat. Sporting mouth guards are a great way to protect your mouth while enjoying any sort of sport. These mouth guards are not just for children but for people of all ages that love playing outdoor sports.
At its most basic level, sleep apnea is characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep. The symptoms, causes, and effects of this serious sleep disorder as well as the best course of treatment may vary between patients.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may benefit from an oral appliance. An oral appliance will keep your jaw in the proper position during sleep. This opens your airway and improves your breathing during sleep. With an oral appliance, you may find yourself feeling more well-rested, alert and happy, thanks to a full night's sleep.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our jaw forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ.
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