Years ago, those who were lucky enough to have access to a dentist must have been terrified at the thought of having a tooth extracted, a root canal, or even a routine cleaning! Dentistry has come a long way since then, offering not just easy routine teeth cleaning and maintenance. Going to your dentist now means having access to a wide range of treatments, both medical and cosmetic, along with advanced screening designed to detect serious threats to your health.
While you probably know what to expect in a routine teeth cleaning, do you know all that Dr. Ullah can offer you, in addition to clean teeth, that can protect your teeth and keep them in top shape? Next time you go in, ask Dr. Ullah and her team about your options for the treatments below.
Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of these grooves.
Fluoride is vital to the health and strength of your teeth. While using fluoride mouthwash regularly is a great ways to protect your teeth, Dr. Ullah offers fluoride treatments designed to go beyond those over-the-counter products. If you, or a family member, are at a moderate to high risk of developing cavities, a professional fluoride treatment can help. The fluoride preparation used in the dental office is a much stronger concentration than that in toothpastes or fluoride mouthrinses that may be available in a store or at a pharmacy.
If you’ve had some tooth decay, dentists offer white and tooth-colored fillings that blend completely into the natural color and look of your teeth, hiding any work you’ve had done.
Dentistry’s newest cosmetic options: Change the look of your smile sans braces.
Let’s go beyond just the inside of your mouth. Don’t like the look of your smile? The Cumming’s Family Dentist Total Smile Makeover is an entire collection of cosmetic dentistry services aimed at improving the overall appearance of your smile, but in surprisingly minimal time and effort on your part. This could include enamel reshaping, bonding, porcelain veneers, dental implants and teeth whitening with complimentary teeth whitening for life.
Enamel Reshaping is one of the few instant treatments now available in cosmetic dentistry that corrects tooth imperfections such as crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth. In a nutshell, a tooth-colored laminate is commonly used to change the length, shape or position of teeth which can dramatically improve the your smile.
If you have an unsightly portion of your tooth, or if you have some decay, bonding can help. Bonding can be performed usually within a day. Once the decayed area is removed or minimized, the tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel enamel-like dental composite material. Then the material is sculpted into shape, hardened and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration.
If you have crooked, or heavily stained or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers can dramatically enhance your smile. Veneers are wafer thin shells of porcelain which are bonded onto the front side of teeth in order to cosmetically improve their appearance. They last anywhere from ten to 15 years. Dental Implants can replace any missing teeth. They look and feel natural, and Dr. Ullah and a periodontist will work with you on a personalized solution.
And all you tea and coffee drinkers perk up for this one! The teeth whitening services offered by Cumming’s Family Dentist can make you and your smile look younger and brighter. Ask them about your options.
So, stop associating your dentist with medieval torture tools. Dr. Ullah offers a wide range of ways you can keep your teeth clean, your mouth fresh, and your smile gorgeous.