HYGIENE AND PERIODONTAL HEALTH
Healthy gums and bone are the foundation for a healthy mouth. Our office places a strong emphasis on dental hygiene and oral care. Upon your initial visit, as well as during every regularly scheduled visit thereafter, we will evaluate your periodontal health and provide a thorough cleaning and polishing, in order to prevent bone loss and help you to maintain your natural teeth.
BRUXISM (TEETH GRINDING)
Teeth grinding is a very common problem, and one we see in the most in the office. Many people grind their teeth while they sleep and do not even know it. If left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to cracked, broken and sometimes loss of teeth resulting in costly dental work to restore. Signs and symptoms of teeth grinding include:
- Worn, flat appearance on the surface of the teeth
- Jaw pain
Wearing a nightguard while sleeping can be an easy and quick way to alleviate the symptoms and damage caused by teeth grinding. The importance of wearing a nightguard to protect your teeth and any existing dental work you may have, will be an effective, preventive measure in maintaining your dental health.
Custom fitted trays to wear while you sleep.
~DR. CHAVEZ IS HAPPY TO DISCUSS ANY DISCOMFORT YOU MAY BE HAVING ASSOCIATED WITH TEETH GRINDING.