Preventive Care

Many people don’t realize that taking care of your mouth is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body. In fact, good oral health is an important element when it comes to maintaining your overall physical well-being, which is just one of the reasons it is important to get dental examinations and cleanings on a regular basis.

Come and visit us at Oasis Dental and we will work with you to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy. Our family-oriented practice uses dental technology to ensure that your experience here is as comfortable as possible.

Let Dr. Roy Chun preserve the healthy smiles of everyone in your family with his experienced and compassionate family dentistry services. Going to the dentist for preventive care does not have to be stressful or painful!

Preventive Dentistry—Because Healthy Smiles Mean Healthy Lives

Even if you practice the most diligent home care, it is still important to get routine cleanings and checkups from your dentist. The best flossing and brushing still cannot remove bacteria and plaque from those hard-to-reach places in your mouth. Examinations twice each year enable Dr. Chun to spot any changes in the health of your teeth and gums early rather than later, meaning treatment is often less invasive and less expensive.

It’s also important for Dr. Chun to check the soft tissue of your mouth for any abnormalities. Early detection of oral cancer goes a long way in preserving your overall wellness.

Healthy Gums Are a Part of Your Overall Good Health

Gum disease is a problem in this country, and a lot of people don't even realize they have it. They further don’t realize that gum disease is also the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, starts off as plaque, which is an opaque film on the teeth that will harden if left untouched. Tartar—also referred to as calculus—then forms. The tarter contains bacteria, and this is what infects the gums.

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, and because it often presents without symptoms, most people who have it do not know. When symptoms do show up, they usually start off with gums that bleed during routine brushing and flossing. People might also notice that their gums are swollen and red.

If gingivitis is not treated, more serious gum disease develops; this is called periodontitis. By the time gum disease has reached this level, periodontal pockets can form, which means the teeth are actually separated from the gums as well as the supporting bone structure. If this too is left untreated, the infection will continue to worsen and the pockets will deepen. Ultimately, teeth become loose and are eventually lost.

If you have any of the following symptoms, it is important that you see your dentist immediately to find out if you have gum disease:

  • Persistent bad breath, even after brushing
  • Gums that bleed, especially during brushing and flossing
  • Noticeable changes in bite, or the way teeth fit together when biting down
  • Gums that are red and swollen
  • Teeth that have shifted position

From cosmetic dentistry to gum disease treatment and from partial and complete dentures to emergency care, we offer personalized, professional, gentle care for many of your dental needs. Call our office to find out how we can improve your smile for life. 

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