The entire team at Dr. Dave’s Healthy Smiles is committed to helping you and your family enjoy healthy smiles for life. We offer a wide range of general dentistry services to help us diagnose, treat and prevent common oral health problems like cavities and gum disease in patients of all ages.
It is our hope that with regular preventative services we can help you avoid problems that threaten your oral health. If something does develop, we want to catch it early, when it is more treatable.
Regular dental exams are paramount to maintaining good oral health. During an exam, our team performs a comprehensive assessment of your teeth, gums and the structures of your mouth, checking for abnormalities or signs of a possible problem. If we detect something irregular in its early stages, we can likely treat it easily and help you avoid invasive or costly dental care in the future.
Exams are also a great opportunity to discuss any symptoms you are experiencing such as tooth sensitivity or bleeding when brushing or flossing. We can determine the root cause and discuss possible solutions.
Regular dental cleanings are another essential part of a good oral health routine. We encourage everyone to come in twice a year for professional cleanings with our hygiene team. Our hygienists will thoroughly clean in between your teeth and along your gumline, removing plaque and tartar that cannot be removed with your toothbrush or a piece of floss. We can provide tips to help you brush and floss at home more efficiently and effectively.
Oral cancer is a deadly disease that can go undetected until its advanced stages. Regular screenings help our team detect signs of oral cancer early, when the condition can be more easily treated. Our dental team is very knowledgeable about changes in the mouth, lips and tongue that can indicate potential signs of oral cancer. If we detect something abnormal, we can act immediately and order testing to confirm or rule out oral cancer.
Gum disease is an infection of the gums and tissues supporting your teeth. It often occurs if plaque and tartar are not removed by regular toothbrushing or flossing. Left untreated, gum disease can gradually destroy the structures holding the teeth in place, causing tooth loss and other health problems.
Cavities are very common and treatable with dental fillings. These small restorations seal the holes in the teeth caused by tooth decay. Placing a filling on a decayed tooth prevents the spread of the decay and can protect the sensitive tissue inside the tooth. For the most natural-looking filling and aesthetically pleasing result, we recommend composite or porcelain (“tooth-colored”) fillings.
If you are due for a dental exam or cleaning, or you would like to inquire about another general dentistry service, Dr. Dave’s Healthy Smiles invites you to contact us today. Call our Dickson office at 615-446-4448 or our Clarkson office at 931-647-0838.