We can’t stress enough how important it is for you and your family to have regular checkups—every six months! As part of our family dentistry services, we clean your teeth, check your gums for signs of periodontal disease, and screen for oral cancer. We can also check for early signs of tooth decay, and offer restorative dentistry to fix cracked, crooked, or broken teeth.
Family dentistry starts at home! Did you know that advanced gum disease can contribute to heart problems, strokes, diabetes, and dementia? Brushing and flossing breaks up the bacteria colonies that grow on your teeth, and without the time and space to multiply, the bacteria won’t be able to cause cavities and gum disease.
Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens your teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. There are three different types of flourise we offer: a mouth rinse, a paint-on varnish, and gel or foam in a tray. Children may need a little extra help with fluoridation, which is why we often recommend they get fluoride supplements. We apply a gel to the teeth, and in only a few minutes, patients receive additional protection that will last between regular dental checkups.
Deep pits and grooves in back teeth allow bacteria and food particles to hide and cause decay. One of our most popular family dentistry services is dental sealants. Sealants are impenetrable physical barriers that protect molar and premolar chewing surfaces. We highly recommend sealants for children who often need extra cavity protection.
Do you grind your teeth at night? Called bruxism, teeth-grinding can eventually affect your teeth by wearing them down, and causing them to weaken. Bruxism can also cause TMJ disorders, ear pain, headaches, and other dental problems. To address your teeth-grinding problem, we’ll make a custom nightguard that will offer you relief—and save your teeth!
Dr. James Huseman and our friendly dental team provide family, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for all our patients. Noble Creek Family Dentistry offers services to the communities of Noblesville, Fishers, Westfield, and Anderson. Schedule your appointment with our Noblesville dental office today!