Good oral care can lead to better health overall. Dental care can include preventive education, regular visits, fillings, crowns, bridges and more. Early detection of gum disease or structural problems within the mouth will improve the chances of less invasive techniques being needed in the future. Children should visit a dentist for the first time around the age of one and should continue for the rest of their life. As a child grows, a dentist will notice if the teeth are too crowded to enter the jaw. Preventive dentistry, such as sealants, can prevent cavities from developing in the permanent teeth.
There has been more information surrounding mercury amalgam fillings in the healthcare world. These silver fillings could be hazardous to someone’s health. A dentist should be concerned about a patient’s overall health and elect to use the most advanced fillings in dentistry today that does not contain metal or mercury. Another concern for many patients is the anxiety they feel when they visit the dentist. Relaxation dentistry is available by a caring and compassionate dentist for patients who:
- Can’t get numb.
- Gag when they have dental work done.
- Previously had a bad experience at a dentist.
- Have not been to the dentist in a long time.
- Are afraid of needles or shots.
- Feel their teeth require too much work for traditional dentistry to repair.
Paul Corcoran DDS has dental care for your family including DIAGNOdent, which is a powerful laser for early detection and diagnosis of tooth decay. This laser can locate decay in tiny cracks and crevices of the teeth. Earlier detection means there’s less damage to the tooth. They also offer cosmetic dentistry which includes teeth whitening, Invisalign clear braces, dental veneers and so much more. Invisalign is a great solution for a patient that isn’t interested in having metal braces but wants to have straight teeth.
If you’re looking for a trusting and caring dentist that offers affordable dental care, Paul Corcoran DDS can help. They offer convenient appointment times, that include before or after work and school. They can ease your anxiety with relaxation dentistry and deliver the type of smile you’ve always wanted.