Unlike some medical conditions, most oral problems don’t just go away on their own. In fact, they progress and get worse the longer you have them, causing serious consequences to your oral and overall health. That’s why we at Carlsbad Beach Dental emphasize prevention and early intervention to ensure your smile—and your body—stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. We can help you keep your mouth in top-notch shape now and for years to come!
According to the American Dental Association, you should have two dental checkups and cleanings per year. Why? These visits help stop harmful bacteria from wreaking havoc on your mouth and body. At these appointments, Dr. Addy carefully inspects your oral cavity for any signs of trouble, recommending appropriate treatments for problems he catches. Also, you receive a thorough dental cleaning, which prevents future oral issues from developing in the near future.
Did you know that nearly half of American adults struggle with an advanced form of gum disease? Also called periodontal disease, this inflammatory condition can be difficult to spot for the untrained eye, but Dr. Addy can easily identify the telltale signs and give you the treatment you need to restore you to full oral health. During the beginning stages of the disease, a simple dental cleaning can stop its progression and reverse its effects. However, more extensive periodontal therapy, which includes procedures like scaling and root planing, may be necessary.
Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can be more serious than just an annoying little habit. Over time, this action can wear down the outer protective layer of your teeth called the enamel. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, you may think there’s nothing you can do about it. Well, think again! By having a custom nightguard in place, you can keep your upper and lower teeth from interfacing and preserve more of your smile’s precious enamel.