Your Oral Health and You

Your Oral Health and You

It is extremely important for adults to take care of their teeth. Here at Access Dental Care, we talk to many adult patients who say that they did not know that they needed to pay as close attention to their teeth as needed. This is common and many adults think that once they are past the teen stage, their teeth will remain strong and healthy for life. Unfortunately, this is not how it happens, and you must brush, floss, and attend regular checkups for your teeth. Below, we will talk about some of the diseases or issues that can arise with your oral health. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Reno, NV office.

 

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Break Down of Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are not meant to last a lifetime and most last anywhere from 8 to 10 years, but some can last for up to 20. When a filling does start to break down, bacteria can get into the tooth and then cause pain and problems for you. Visiting our Reno, NV office allows our dentist to check your fillings and monitor them to ensure they are not loose or worn down.

Periodontal Disease
Men who are age 40 and over are the most at risk population for oral cancer. Alcohol and smoking increase your chances of developing oral cancer. When you come in for a routine checkup, we will perform an oral cancer screening as well to ensure that your oral health is in tip-top shape.

Oral Cancer
One of the most common issues in the dental field is gum disease. Once a person reaches the age of 35, he or she will lose more teeth to gum disease than to tooth decay. If you have been slacking on brushing and flossing your teeth, now is the time to come in for a checkup. Plaque and tartar form on the teeth and then infect the gums when not removed. Gum disease can lead to tooth and bone loss and have serious implications for your oral health.

Female Patients
Female patients are unique and have special needs when it comes to their oral health care. It is important that you work with a dentist who is able to address these needs and provide the appropriate care for you. Some of the health issues to keep in mind when it comes to oral care is pregnancy, menopause, puberty, osteoporosis, oral contraceptives, and more.

TMJ
TMJ is a serious condition that can cause jaw joint pain and is usually a result of teeth grinding. Should you experience TMJ or bruxism (teeth grinding) our dentist can assist you in creating a treatment plan that works.

Call the Team at Access Dental Care Today
The dental staff and dentists at Access Dental Care are here to help you and provide you with the best dental care. To schedule an appointment with us, please call our Reno, NV office today.