Preventative Dentistry - Lyons Dental

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Preventative Dentistry

Teeth Cleaning is one of the most important aspects of dentistry for a patient’s health. Something that many patients forget is making sure their teeth are properly brushed and to have regular teeth cleanings. It is easy to forget the importance of making sure your teeth are cleaned. It has been shown that there is a direct correlation between a healthy and clean mouth and the health of an individual.

Before any other treatments are teeth cleanings suggested, a thorough dental cleaning will likely be the first administered by your dentist. Understand why teeth cleanings are so important and set aside time to see a dentist at Corley Family Dental in Decatur, IL for a checkup.

What Happens at Teeth Cleanings?

Your dentist will first do a visual check of your teeth and gums to see if there are any problems that need to be discussed. The teeth are then cleaned and polished with special dental tools that thoroughly remove dental film, traces of food, and plaque. If you have tartar or calculus around your teeth, your dentist may have to do a deeper cleaning with a scaling and root planing tool. The best-case scenario is that you only have to go the dentist for a standard checkup and cleaning twice per year.

Why Dental Cleanings Are So Important

As carefully and regularly as you may brush your teeth, you can’t always do as thorough a job as a dentist. Even flossing can’t always remove hardened tartar buildup below the gumline. Some patients have very clean, strong teeth, but their gums are inflamed due to gingivitis. Some may have cavities in their back teeth that could be the beginning of tooth decay. These are issues that only your Decatur dentist can properly diagnose and address at dental cleanings.

More Reasons to See a Dentist

There are additional benefits to going to a general dentistry for regular checkups besides having your teeth cleaned properly. Your dentist will also screen the oral cavity for soft tissue damage and sores. Dentists can also check the alignment of your teeth and jaw to suggest treatments for TMJ disorder and to prevent enamel erosion due to tooth grinding. Patients who have sleep apnea can also get help at the dentist’s office.

 

 

 

 

How Do I know What Type of Dentistry is Right For Me?

Making a decision concerning something that defines who you are to many the first time they see you can be intimidating and confusing. Dr. John-Varghese will walk you step by step through the decision process helping you understand every aspect.

CEREC Crowns or Just a Filling
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product.
Dental Sealant or General Cleaning
Sealants are thin layers of resin that are placed on the pits, fissures, and grooves of molars to prevent decay on these surfaces. The majority of decay on back teeth starts in the grooves and pits of chewing surfaces, especially during the first few years after their eruption. Sealing these surfaces with composite resins prevents this kind of decay.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
The procedure is simple. It begins with short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed.
We then apply the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel, which is designed to be used specifically with the Zoom! light. The light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up any stains and discoloration.

  • During this time you can relax.
  • The gel is applied for 3-4 fifteen minute sessions, for a total treatment time of 45-60 minutes.
  • Finally, you go home with your brighter, whiter smile. We also provide you with touch-up trays so you can maintain your new smile.
Dental Implant Restoration
During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a range of available options give dentists a variety of new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.

Your dentist can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.

Vaneers and Laminates

Veneers and Laminates are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth. This can change their shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost tooth structure where indicated.

Your dentist will do a complete examination of your teeth to determine if veneers are ideal for you. Veneers often provide the opportunity to dramatically transform the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

Still Have Questions?

LYONS DENTAL CONTACT, HOURS AND SERVICES

Lyons Dental

1519 Lyons Road, Centerville Ohio 45458

Lyons Dental
1519 Lyons Road
Centerville Ohio 45458

Phone: 937.872.2046
FAX:  937.428.4249

Mon 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tue  8:00AM - 4:00PM
Wed 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thu 7:00AM - 2:00PM