Think of tooth decay as public enemy #1 when it comes to your oral health. Left untreated, it opens the door to a host of more serious complications. The best way to keep your teeth and gums in the best shape is through early detection and intervention by a dental professional.
At the office of Merkley Dental, our skilled and compassionate professionals offer a preemptive approach to stopping tooth decay. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and methods to keep your teeth cavity-free from the start, and to diagnose tooth decay from its outset, when it is easiest to treat.
Cavities are small holes in your teeth, which are produced by the bacteria found in plaque. Plaque is a sticky film, which harbors harmful bacteria that feed on sugar. The bacteria in plaque produce acids, which eat away at your tooth’s hard outer surface. Preventing cavities involves removing plaque before it can build up and do damage to your teeth.
Daily brushing and flossing are important steps to keeping your mouth clean and free of plaque, but a professional teeth cleaning is vital at least twice a year for a complete and effective oral hygiene routine. At this time, we will conduct a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure. If we detect any conditions that may be harmful, our skilled team will provide gentle and effective care.
A trusted partner in care
At Merkley Dental, we are committed to helping you and every member of your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Our team of professionals provides the highest quality care to detect, prevent and treat tooth decay. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.