At Roth Family Dentistry, 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!
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. A routine appointment with Kathy Roth, DDS will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
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Dental cleanings are an important regimen for your oral health. The American Dental Association recommends the average person have his or her teeth cleaned by a professional once every six months. This will help prevent dental problems such as periodontitis (also known as gum disease), which can cause severe bone loss and ultimately tooth loss.
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Oral Cancer Screenings
While you may be familiar with regular dental checkups, you may not know that you can request an oral cancer screening during your appointment. An oral cancer screening should be performed at least once a year, especially if you are at a high risk for the disease. This type of screening can help detect early stage cancer that may go unnoticed in a regular dental exam.
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Dentistry for Kids
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.
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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.
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Preventing periodontal disease is our number one priority. As a part of your periodontal maintenance, we may recommend frequent professional cleanings. During your cleaning, our dental hygienist will use an ultrasonic scaler to eliminate plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria.
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If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
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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.
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Sleep Apnea/Oral Appliances
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.
Learn more about how an oral appliance could improve your sleep.
While many fail to pay attention to oral healthcare, it is undeniable that oral health is also linked to your overall health. You must pay good attention to your dental care because only brushing your teeth twice a day is not enough. Most people wrongly consider going to the dentist only when they have an obvious dental problem. However, you should not wait for a cavity or a gum problem to pay a visit to our professionals.
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To learn more about our family dentistry services call 406-728-2745, and schedule an appointment now!