With cosmetic dentistry enjoying something of a golden era, it can be easy to focus almost exclusively on how our teeth look. But overlooking the basics, like preventing tooth decay and gum disease, can seriously impact our oral health, which in turn causes many of the most common cosmetic problems, like staining, discoloration and tooth loss. And while the cosmetic appearance of our teeth is certainly important, it does not have to come at the expense of our periodontal health. Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates - Family Dentistry in Pocono, PA, realize family and cosmetic dentistry work hand in hand to make sure that teeth and gums are as healthy and attractive as possible.
Family Dentistry in Pocono
The dentists at Pocono, PA, based group dental practice Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates - Family Dentistry recommend bi-yearly oral exams and professional dental cleanings starting from childhood, to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease in the future.
What is Family Dentistry?
General/family dentistry encompasses prevention and treatment of oral health problems, ranging from mild gingivitis to full blown periodontal disease. Even with daily brushing and flossing at home, residual oral bacteria can collect between the teeth and under the gums, eventually hardening into the tartar and plaque that lead to gum bleeding (a sign of gingivitis), and full-blown gum disease.
In addition to prevention, family dentists also provide essential dental services:
- Check-ups and oral cancer screenings
- Professional dental cleanings
- Diagnosis and treatment of tooth decay and cavities
- Root canal
- Dental restorations
- Dental implants
- Oral surgery (bone and gum grafts)
- Sedation dentistry
- Sealants (for pediatric patients)
- Orthodontics (braces and Invisalign clear aligner trays)
Whether you regularly visit the dentist twice a year or have been skipping dental treatment for some time, a family dentist is the first stop on the road to a healthy, beautiful smile at any age.
Find a Family Dentist in Pocono, PA
For more information on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums, contact the office of Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates - Family Dentistry by calling (570) 629-1570 to schedule an appointment with a dentist today.