In general, people sometimes wait to visit a medical specialist until they have already contracted a disease. The same goes for our dental health. If nothing hurts, many people think there is no need for a dental visit. The problem is that with dental – and overall – health, there are many things we can do to prevent disease. And worse, there are many diseases that progress silently.
At Dental Excellence of Hatfield, we know that in many cases, prevention can be more valuable than the treatment itself.
As your local Quakertown dentist, we help our family of patients deal with many types of dental problems; many because of poor oral hygiene habits or the lack of continuing preventive care. Untreated dental issues slowly advance, often creating dental emergencies that are costly to repair. For those with unchecked gum disease, their odds for serious systemic disease also increases.
The good news is that all dental issues start small and manageable – and with regular dental care, can be dealt with quickly before it becomes too large an issue:
- General Dental Care
Some of the most common reasons people need a Quakertown dentist are for treating cavities, tooth extractions, root canal treatments, non-invasive gum treatments, as well as help preventing or treating gingivitis and periodontitis. Preventive dental care is mostly oriented towards prevention, trying to teach people how to take care of their oral health on a daily basis to lessen the need for emergency care.
- Orthodontics with Invisalign®
Crooked teeth can make it harder to clean your teeth, more difficult to smile with confidence, make it hard to chew, and may even result in difficulty speaking clearly. When teeth are out of alignment, too close together, or too far apart, Invisalign® can help. Used for both teens and adults for a variety of concerns, Invisalign treatment is often more convenient than traditional braces. Removable aligners let you eat what and when you like – and your at-home oral hygiene is easier too.
After orthodontic treatment, teeth whitening is another procedure people enjoy, so they can fully enjoy their new smile.
- Extensive restorations
Sometimes despite your best efforts, major work is necessary to restore your smile because of already advanced dental issues, traumatic injuries, or as the side effect of medical treatments. Dental crowns and bridges fill gaps and save compromised tooth structure, dental implants replace missing teeth and conserve jawbone health, and dentures or implant-support dentures replace all of your upper or lower teeth.
Treating plaque, gum infections, cavities, or any other problem, especially during the early stages, can make the difference in the long run – to both your health and your wallet. Therefore, as your Quakertown dentists, we will always recommend prevention as one of the best methods of preserving your health … including your dental health.
At Dental Excellence of Hatfield, we take pride in our ability to help our family of patients prevent dental issues, by attaining and maintaining optimal oral health.
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