Your Family Dentists in Fairchance
It can be hard to find a local dentist that treats every member of your family. Regular visits to the dentist protect your teeth and keep unwanted dental problems at bay, but where can you go to get your whole family treated in one place?
At Fairchance Dental Arts, we try to make general dentistry as fun as possible. We‘re your home for a beaming smile. Many patients are nervous at the dentist's, but we want to make your experience in our office relaxing and fun.
We are conveniently located in Fairchance and our goal is to help our community smile more with our fantastic and advanced dental care. Give us a call to meet our dental family!
Importance of General Dentistry Visits
A trip to the dentist can prevent costly treatments by stopping oral problems from occurring in the first place.
Issues prevented with general dentistry:
- Gum disease.
- Tooth loss.
- Tooth infection.
We suggest coming to see us every six months for a check-up and cleaning. These visits will help us keep your teeth and gums healthy.
If any more immediate tooth pains or dental problems arise outside of these semi-annual visits, you should come to see us for those issues right away so we can address them quickly. There is no dental emergency too small.
Please let us know if you have any questions! We are always happy to help.
Why Families Love Fairchance Dental Arts
We aim to change your perception of dentistry. We do everything we can to create a fun and friendly atmosphere with plenty of humor.
Fairchance Dental Arts can be your home for a beaming smile. Our Dentists always develop meaningful relationships with each of their patients. Your child’s oral health can have a strong start when you schedule pediatric dentistry with Fairchance Dental Arts.
To promote beaming smiles at every age, we offer:
- Gentle cleanings.
- Tooth extractions.
- Phase-one orthodontics.
Quality will always be #1 for us! We invite you to join our dental family at Fairchance Dental Arts and take advantage of our services.
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Fairchance Dental Arts is right around the corner! When you come in for a visit, we will take the time to get to know you and what you need so we can cater to your smile. We’re here for your family and your smiles. Schedule an appointment with us today to join the family!Book Online
Common Dental Issues Treated At Fairchance Dental Arts
Common Dental Issues Treated At Fairchance Dental Arts
Plaque and Tartar
Dental plaque is a thin film that forms on your teeth when you eat, created from a combination of the bacteria in your mouth and the contents of your food.
If dental plaque hardens, it turns into tartar—which can only be removed with professional dental tools. Tartar can lead to more severe dental problems such as gingivitis (gum disease) and dental decay (cavities).
Plaque can also gather under your gums and attach to the roots of your teeth. Daily brushing and flossing can go a long way towards getting rid of plaque and preventing disease.
Dental cavities are small holes in your teeth that form when plaque in your mouth erodes the enamel.
Watch for these cavity signs in your teeth:
- Ongoing toothaches.
- Staining on your tooth.
- A hole or pit in your tooth.
- Hot and cold sensitivity.
- Sensitivity to sweets.
We can fix cavities with dental fillings. Filling a tooth involves the removal of the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and replacing it with a tooth-colored material. Fillings also help to reinforce the strength of your tooth to prevent future cavities and other damage.
Gingivitis / Periodontal Disease
Gingivitis is an inflammation of your gums. While the mild symptoms are easy to ignore, gingivitis can lead to bigger problems.
When gum disease is left untreated for too long, it develops into periodontitis. Periodontitis goes deeper into your gums which can cause your adult teeth to become loose or even fall out.
Look for the following signs that you have gingivitis:
- Gums that bleed during tooth brushing.
- Chronic bad breath.
- Receding gums.
- Red gums.
We can treat gum disease with a deep cleaning that removes bacteria from underneath the gums.
Toothaches are not fun, and—to make problems worse—they can be caused by many things:
- Food stuck between teeth.
- A bacterial infection.
- Damaged fillings.
- A broken tooth.
- Tooth decay.
- An abscessed tooth.
You can help relieve the pain of toothaches at home with an ice pack or some over-the-counter medications.
We can help treat all sorts of toothaches, no matter the cause. Our dental team will do a physical exam to help locate the cause of your toothache. Then we can treat the problem by giving you a cleaning, a dental filling, or even a dental crown.
Chipped or Cracked Teeth
Broken teeth are fairly common. Damaged teeth can impact many aspects of your health:
- Self-Confidence: A noticeable crack or chip in a tooth can be embarrassing.
- Nutrition: Eating with a cracked tooth can be painful, which limits your diet.
- Immune System: A crack in your tooth can let in bacteria and cause infection.
Need a cracked or broken tooth fixed? We got you! Our veneers and crowns are perfect for patching up cracks so you can enjoy life to the fullest. You’ll be able to smile confidently, eat the foods you want, and keep your mouth healthy.
Along with chipped teeth, you might have a few teeth that are stained yellowish-brown. Tooth discoloration is a cosmetic condition that can make some people embarrassed to show their smiles.
Because we want all our patients to have beaming smiles, we offer teeth whitening services at Farichance Dental Arts. You can have white teeth again in no time!
Another cosmetic issue might be the spacing between your teeth. Whether you have too much space or not enough, our Invisalign braces can put your smile to rights. We also offer children’s braces.
Usually, canker sores and cold sores go away on their own. You can use over-the-counter oral numbing agents to relieve pain. Gargling baking soda and water can also help. Frequent canker sores could indicate an iron deficiency or it could mean something more serious.
If you are getting mouth sores frequently or if you have a sore for more than a couple of weeks, reach out and let us know. The sooner you come in, the better. We will take a look and let you know if the sores are a symptom of oral cancer or if they’re just normal canker sores.
When a tooth is impacted, it can’t grow past the gumline, usually because there’s not enough room. When this happens it grows beneath the surface of your mouth and can cause the following:
- Pain when chewing.
- Infection and even gum disease.
- Jaw pain.
- Shifting teeth.
- Cracks in teeth.
We see this most frequently with wisdom teeth, which is why they need to be extracted for most people. Impaction can occur with other teeth as well. We can tell whether a tooth is impacted using x-rays and we can treat it with extraction or sometimes orthodontics.
Our teeth are one of the most-worked parts of our bodies. For almost our entire lives, they help us eat, speak, and express our emotions. Over time, all this activity can take a toll on our teeth, wearing them down.
As the chewing surface of teeth wears out, teeth get smaller, their centers are exposed to bacteria, and they’re less efficient at breaking down food.
If your teeth are wearing down, we can place crowns or veneers on them to build them up and strengthen them so you won’t have to worry about infections or pain when chewing.
Oral Cancer Screening
The most common type of oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. This is cancer involving the mucus membrane lining the entire mouth.
At every dental exam, we will check your mouth for signs of cancer:
- Canker sores that last longer than two weeks.
- Red or white splotched on the gums, cheeks, or tongue.
- An abnormal lump or swelling.
Catching these cancer signs early is crucial to successful treatment and recovery. We include a cancer screening during exams, but if you notice any of the above symptoms between appointments, contact us immediately.
Your Typical General Dentistry Exam
For each regular checkup, we’ll begin by taking digital x-rays and images of your teeth. These images will help us to get a better picture of what is happening under the surface of your teeth. Our dental team will help walk you through each step of imaging before taking the pictures.
We will reference these x-rays over your years with us to get information about your oral health history that we can use to track changes and make accurate diagnoses. X-rays are one of the greatest tools for tracking dental health.
Our dental hygienists will carefully clean all of your teeth. We do this by removing any plaque buildup and then polishing your teeth to help get your teeth back to their natural sparkle. We have lots of fun toothpaste flavors for our younger patients! After the polishing, we will thoroughly floss your teeth.
Brushing and flossing at home are important but will never be as effective as a professional teeth cleaning at Fairchance Dental Arts. We can attack the plaque and tartar on your teeth and reach the areas that your toothbrush can’t.
Oral Health Exam:
After we have the beautiful pictures of your teeth, we will give you a full examination of your teeth and gums—including an oral cancer checkup. It’s a quick process conducted by a hygienist and one of our dentists. In this exam, we will be looking for the following:
- Distance between gumline and base of the teeth.
- Plaque and tartar collections.
- Cavities or dark spots on the teeth.
- Lumps or discolored spots on the soft tissues.
Our assessment during the exam will give us the information we need to make a diagnosis and suggest a treatment if needed.
Before you go, we’ll discuss recommended habits and send you away with anything you need to keep your teeth in good shape. Our dentists may recommend further procedures or dental work.
We want our patients to be as informed as possible about their oral health. Your dental checkups are a great time for you to bring up any questions or concerns you may have had over the last six months. Feel free to ask us any question—big or small—and our dental team can help give answers and suggestions to help improve your oral health.
Stay On Top of Your Dental Health
It’s important to protect your whole smile—from the teeth to their roots, and from the gums to your tongue. You can do this by practicing daily oral care and keeping on top of dental checkups.
A good oral health routine will help any smile. Your routine should include daily care, routine professional checkups and cleanings, and a healthy diet. Your oral hygiene can make a huge difference in your dental health.
Brush twice a day for a good 2-minutes. While brushing, try to focus on each quadrant of your mouth for about 30 seconds each. Pro tip: hold your brush at a 45-degree angle to your tooth’s surface and wait at least an hour after eating before brushing your teeth.
Flossing can be a fun part of your routine! To protect your gums and the cracks between your teeth, you should be flossing at least once a day. For best results, floss right before bed so your teeth are nice and clean while you sleep.
After brushing and flossing, rinse with a mouthwash or fluoride. Make sure to swish it around in your mouth for 30 seconds before spitting it out. This step helps protect your teeth from bacteria between brushing. Your mouthwash also keeps your breath smelling great.
Make sure to visit Faircahnce Dental Arts for professional checkups and cleanings about every six months. Unfortunately, even the best home toothbrushes can’t get all the plaque off like professional dental brushes can, so these cleanings are important.
Other General Dentistry Concerns
Our six-month cleanings will keep on top of most dental issues, however, some special circumstances might require you to stop by our office between visits. Below are a few examples.
Gum disease is a common concern for many adults. If you’re experiencing redness or soreness in your gums or they have started receding, you could have gum disease. Come in for an exam for diagnosis.
If you have tooth pain that didn’t occur because of an injury, it’s possible that you have a tooth infection, especially if the pain persists longer than a few days. We can treat tooth infections.
A permanent tooth should never be loose. If a tooth comes loose, give us a call. If we can act quickly, we may be able to save your tooth and find and treat the cause of your loose tooth.
It’s natural to feel some sensitivity when biting into something hard or extra cold, but if you notice an abnormal sensitivity when eating, you should come by our office and get it checked out.
Jaw pain could mean several things:
- An impacted tooth.
- A broken jaw.
- Temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
A professional assessment from our team can find the cause and solution to your jaw pain.
Whenever you have unusual sores in your mouth call us. Unusual sores might include:
- A large collection of sores.
- Sores that remain for several weeks.
- A sore that returns to the same place frequently.
If you sleep with your mouth open, you might wake up with dry mouth. It can also be caused by problems with the salivary glands. Our team can advise you on how to care for your dry mouth.
Halitosis, chronic bad breath, comes from large bacterial deposits in your mouth. Halitosis is common with braces, gum disease, or poor oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth can help your bad breath.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now caring for your dental health is more important than ever because pregnancy hormones can make you more susceptible to conditions like gum disease.
Don’t Wait To Improve Your Oral Health!
Putting off care will only let problems appear or get worse. You deserve to have your dream smile and we can help you get it! Schedule an appointment with us in Fairchance today to get started on the road to better oral health in a fun-filled and relaxing environment. Book Online