Good dental health is a combination of proper daily maintenance (brushing and flossing) along with regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist. It is so important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Your teeth help with speech or pronouncing words, allow you to eat a proper balanced diet, give your face its shape, assist with self-esteem and help you to look your absolute best.
Taking care of your teeth prevent plaque, which is a bacteria that breaks down into acids that can destroy the tooth structure. Poor oral hygiene can result in gum disease, which can be mild in the initial stages, but can lead to severe problems if left untreated. Gum disease or periodontal disease may cause bad breath, swollen, red, and bleeding gums, and also can even cause tooth loss. It is important to maintain regular dental appointments so that any abnormalities can be caught early and prevent an unfavorable outcome.
Primary preventive and restorative dental care including the following: cleanings, fluoride, sealants, extractions, fillings, root canals, crown and bridge services are available. We offer affordable, gentle care for the entire family. The Clinic does offer nitrous oxide for those clients who need it. Call today to make us your new dental home.
Healthy Smiles Program
The best way to take charge of your dental health is to start young. Did you know that 17 million children in American go without dental care each year and more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental disease? Baby teeth can decay the same as permanent teeth causing pain, compromising growth, inhibiting social development, and in severe instances, tooth loss. A child in pain cannot properly learn and concentrate in school. Decay is the #1 chronic childhood illness. Because the need is so great, E.C. Tyree has developed a Healthy Smiles Program in an effort to make a difference in the community. This program offers free education, screenings, fluoride varnish application, cleanings, and sealants to children in area elementary and middle schools. The untreated population is unfortunately those who are underserved or have little to no income. We have found that early intervention is what saves teeth. Also, a parents’ good dental health choices can aid in establishing good habits in children, which can make it easier to enforce good oral hygiene practices as children grow up.