Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Have you ever heard, the phrase that “The best medicine is prevention” or, “An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure.” This is true for oral health as well. For Maximum benefit, a good home care regimen must be supported by a professional examination at least every six months. Depending on the status of your oral health, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.
During these visits Dr. Ward will check your gums for gingivitis, tooth mobility, and pockets that can lead to periodontal disease. He will also examine your mouth for indications of possible cancer, diabetes and vitamin deficiency; and note any irregularities in your facial structure, bite, saliva and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Dr. Ward and your technician will clean your teeth and discuss any concerns. as well as encourage you to maintain good oral health.