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Our practice offers an array of general dentistry services to help members of our community establish and maintain great oral health. Receiving general dental care is the foundation for preventing the development of common oral health conditions. Our teeth cannot self-heal; this is why prevention is so important. This is also why professional treatment is necessary when problems arise. Our practice believes in providing top-notch care in a welcoming and compassionate setting. If it is time for a checkup or cleaning, call us today to reserve an appointment with Dr. Holloman.
Checkups and Cleanings
The basis of committing to a lifetime of oral health is by scheduling and attending routine dental appointments. Frequent checkups and cleanings give us an opportunity to monitor your oral health closely. If we notice changes in symptoms or if diagnostics reveal an abnormality, we can develop a custom treatment plan to address problems with as conservative of treatment as possible.
Many people are surprised to learn how thorough an oral examination is. During checkups, patients will be screened for issues like cavities, gum disease, orthodontic and occlusal issues, and oral cancer. Cleanings, like checkups, are necessary for promoting optimal oral health. Even if a person conducts perfect oral hygiene, cleanings are still necessary. The dental instruments used in a cleaning provide a far more meticulous clean than one can achieve through brushing or flossing alone. Moreover, cleanings remove tartar accumulation - a leading contributor to the development of periodontal (gum) disease.
Preventive treatments are a great way to ward off common oral disease - especially tooth decay. Our practice can administer fluoride treatments or place dental sealants to increase a tooth’s resistance to enamel damage and cavity-causing bacteria. These treatments are non-invasive and cost effective.
Life is unpredictable and when emergencies arise, it is important to know where to turn. Dr. Holloman and our team offer same-day and next-day care for emergency issues like toothaches, abscesses, and facial injuries that dislodge or knock out teeth. We strive to help all our guests suffering from emergencies with comfortable and compassionate care.
Call us at your convenience to schedule a checkup or cleaning.
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General Dentistry FAQs
Visiting the dentist frequently for checkups and cleanings is vital to establishing and maintaining optimal oral health. Beyond preserving precious oral tissue with preventive and restorative care, visiting our office every six months greatly increases a person’s odds of detecting disease and potential problems as early possible. Early detection saves patients time and money by reducing the invasiveness of corrective dental procedures.
A dental checkup’s thoroughness might surprise you. During oral examinations, a dentist will take a close look at the health of all oral structures like teeth, gums, and bone. This means that our team will perform a physical examination by looking at structures inside the mouth, the face, and neck. Diagnostic images like X-rays will be taken as well to evaluate the health of structures not visible to the naked eye. These images can reveal issues with jawbone density, alignment of the jaws, and the roots of teeth. Patients are also screened for issues with the glands in the neck and oral cancer.
In order to protect your teeth and gums, brushing and flossing must be a part of your daily life. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day for approximately two minutes each time. One of these brushings should occur shortly before bedtime. Avoid brushing too vigorously; instead, brush each tooth in soft circular motions, the gums, tongue, and roof of the mouth.
Flossing should not be skipped, either. Patients should floss once a day, preferably at night after brushing teeth. Brushing alone is not enough to remove debris and bacteria - especially between teeth and along the gum line.
If you have a dental emergency, you should call our practice as soon as possible. During your call, be sure to explain the nature of your injury or symptoms. If you need same-day treatment, we will work you into our schedule. Some patients in need of expedient treatment may be scheduled for the following day or two if symptoms can be controlled with home remedies and over the counter medications. Be sure to keep our number in your mobile phone or wallet so that you can reach us without difficulty. If we don’t answer, be sure to leave a detailed voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
A person should have two cleanings a year, with cleanings spaced six months apart. A dental cleaning is very thorough and removes substances that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Cleanings are very gentle and non-invasive. Having regular professional cleanings controls tartar accumulation - a chief contributor to periodontal (gum) disease.
Meet the Doctor
Andrew J. Holloman, DDS