The health of your smile is our highest concern. We strive to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Tooth decay and periodontal disease are two of the most common dental problems. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a very common, yet preventable, condition. Based on studies, it is estimated that up to 80% of people are affected by some level of chronic gum disease. To help you prevent periodontal disease, tooth decay and other dental problems, we encourage you to maintain good oral hygiene habits. Good oral hygiene includes the following components:
- Brushing your teeth at least twice every day (or after each meal)
- Flossing your teeth at least once every day
- Eating a nutritious, balanced diet
- Visiting our dental office every six months for a regular dental check-up and cleaning
When you visit Associates in Family Dentistry for a regular cleaning and check-up, we will thoroughly and gently clean your teeth. Our experienced dentists and dental hygienists will also check for signs of any dental problems, including tooth decay and periodontal disease. Routine dental check-ups allow Dr. Sam Amirani or Dr. Tom Lawlis to identify and treat any dental problems as soon as possible, saving you from future pain, treatments and costs. When we diagnose dental problems early, we are better able to treat them and return your smile to optimal health before the dental condition causes significant damage. If you have periodontal disease or another condition, you may require more frequent dental visits to improve your oral health. For more information on oral hygiene in Wichita, Kansas, and to schedule your next visit at our office, we welcome you to contact us today at 316-686-7155.