General Dentistry

Protect Your Smile With Checkups From The Art Of Smile Dental!

The most important health visits you can make are for checkups at your dentist. Regular dental cleanings and exams are the foundation of a good oral health care routine, as they safeguard your oral health by allowing you to detect various possible issues early enough to treat before they become serious problems.

Preventive dental care is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, which in turn, helps keep the rest of your body healthy. Too often, people put off dental visits until they have an obvious problem, like a toothache, bleeding gums, or swollen jaw. Regular visits to The Art of Smile will keep you from ever having to experience these unpleasant situations.

Dry Mouth

Your saliva is one of your most valuable allies against oral health maladies. It keeps your mouth clean and contains antibodies that fight off the bacteria that cause tooth decay. That means if you are not producing enough saliva, your mouth is at a much greater risk for oral health problems.

The first thing we do to treat dry mouth is look for the cause. Often, dry mouth is simply the result of dehydration and can be remedied by drinking more water, but sometimes it can be a side effect of medication you are taking. In this case, we can prescribe tablets to counteract this effect.

Bad Breath Treatment

Persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis, affects millions of people in this country. More often than not, bad breath is the result of decomposing food particles in your mouth. In this case, a thorough cleaning and instructions on more effective home oral hygiene habits will solve the problem.

If poor oral hygiene is not the cause of your halitosis, we may need to perform a saliva test to discover the source of your bad breath. Once we know what is causing it, we can prescribe whatever treatment or course of action that is appropriate. Whatever the case, we can help make sure bad breath is not a problem for you any longer.