ADULT CARE AND PREVENTION
Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to us at Spyros A. Koutsioukis, D.M.D. are the two best defenses against plaque, the root of most dental problems. We encourage adult care and prevention that is focused on the fight against plaque, the preservation of natural tooth structure, and early detection and treatment of serious oral health problems.
Why is care and prevention important for adults?
Dental problems tend to get worse when left untreated. When you see our dentists for regular visits, small problems won’t have a chance to become major concerns. For instance, the longer tooth decay goes unchecked the more damage it can do to a tooth, and the less of the original tooth that can be saved. Good hygiene and dental visits are cost-effective, too. It costs much more to have teeth repaired and replaced than it does to have regular exams and cleanings.
What prevention is possible with regular dental visits?
Regular dental visits serve two important purposes – to regularly give teeth a very thorough cleaning, and to examine teeth and gums for signs of serious problems. Some serious problems can be prevented if detected early.
What if I’ve been avoiding the dentist?
We want you to know two things. First – you are not alone. Millions of people avoid the dentist for many different reasons. Second – we will not judge you or criticize you. We know that the last thing you need to hear is a lecture, so you have our promise that you won’t get one here. We just want to help you get your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful.
If you’ve been procrastinating about going to the dentist, whether because of fear of the dentist or because you just don’t have the time, sedation dentistry, may be the answer to your problem. For some people, sedation dentistry is as easy as taking a small pill. We can discuss different sedation dentistry options with you, and can tell you if sedation dentistry is appropriate for your circumstances.