The basis of committing to a lifetime of oral health is by scheduling and attending routine dental appointments. Frequent checkups and cleanings give us an opportunity to monitor your oral health closely. If we notice changes in symptoms or if diagnostics reveal an abnormality, we can develop a custom treatment plan to address problems with as conservative of treatment as possible.
Many people are surprised to learn how thorough an oral examination is. During checkups, patients will be screened for issues like cavities, gum disease, orthodontic and occlusal issues, and oral cancer. Cleanings, like checkups, are necessary for promoting optimal oral health. Even if a person conducts perfect oral hygiene, cleanings are still necessary. The dental instruments used in a cleaning provide a far more meticulous clean than one can achieve through brushing or flossing alone. Moreover, cleanings remove tartar accumulation - a leading contributor to the development of periodontal (gum) disease.
Preventive treatments are a great way to ward off common oral disease - especially tooth decay. Our practice can administer fluoride treatments or place dental sealants to increase a tooth’s resistance to enamel damage and cavity-causing bacteria. These treatments are non-invasive and cost-effective.
Most of us invest a significant amount of time and energy into retaining our natural teeth for as long as possible. Daily brushing, flossing and regularly visiting our dentist for check-ups and professional cleanings all go a long way towards keeping our teeth healthy and functioning as they should. Nevertheless, tooth loss is an extremely common issue. More than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth at all and this number is expected to increase over the coming decade.
Living without teeth can be frustrating and difficult. Not only are you forced to deal with the effects that tooth loss has on your appearance – with many patients with missing teeth feeling extremely self-conscious and experiencing social anxiety as a result of their lack of a complete smile – but they may also find their ability to eat and even speak compromised. Fortunately, there is a solution that can restore the look and function of your teeth. If you are missing three or more teeth in either your upper or lower arch, you may be recommended to consider a denture-based solution. There are now two types of dentures to choose from – conventional or implant-supported. Our experience and knowledgeable dental team, based at our offices in Clearwater, FL will be happy to discuss both options with you and help you decide which is right for you.
Life is unpredictable and when emergencies arise, it is important to know where to turn. Dr. Holloman and our team offer same-day and next-day care for emergency issues like toothaches, abscesses, and facial injuries that dislodge or knock out teeth. We strive to help all our guests suffering from emergencies with comfortable and compassionate care.
Schedule your appointment with highly-experienced dentist Dr. Andrew Holloman at the Clearwater, Florida office today. You can reach an experienced staff member by calling: 727-245-0027.
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