Arden area dentist encourages complete dental care at home
Healthy teeth and gums can help improve the beauty of a smile. Arden area dentist, Dr. Christopher Port, encourages his patients not only to maintain their regular dental visits, but to take good care of their smile between appointments. There are several reasons patients should maintain complete dental care at home:
- Avoid the development and progression of periodontal disease.
- Maintain the beauty of the smile by removing plaque and tartar, which can cause discoloration and yellowing.
- Avoid erosion of the tooth enamel due to decay (cavities).
- Reduce the risk for chronic bad breath (halitosis).
- Reduce tooth sensitivity.
Dr. Christopher Port works with patients of all ages in his family dental practice to provide knowledge of complete dental care. Not only should patients ensure they are preventing problems from developing within their smile, they should also schedule biannual visits with their dentist for a professional cleaning and thorough examination. Some problems cannot be seen with the naked eye and x-rays can help in determining problems underneath the enamel and gum tissue. Preventative care is an important part of dentistry and should be maintained at all times.
We are concerned when patients are unable to maintain their oral health and find themselves with serious problems such as gum disease or tooth decay. Some of these problems can be addressed with restorative treatments, while problems in the advanced stages may require extraction of the adult tooth. We like to keep our patients from dealing with irreversible damage such as this, so we take the time to educate individuals on maintaining proper and complete dental care at home between visits to our state-of-the-art practice.
Complete dental care is available at the practice of the Asheville Smile Center near Arden. Dr. Christopher Port provides preventative and general dentistry services to the young and old and encourages constant communication between dentist and patient for dental solutions.
Call our practice today to schedule a consultation visit with our dental team and get started taking great care of your smile—for life!Back to Complete Dental Care Page