Keeping your mouth healthy is important. It affects what you can eat. It affects how comfortable you are about your smile, which can affect your self-confidence as well.
More and more research also shows that oral health can have a big effect on your overall health. Oral health problems have been connected to complications of diabetes as well as cardiovascular and heart disease, just to give a couple examples.
But where should you go if you are a looking for a general dentist in Falmouth, ME? We recommend visiting our office — A Perfect Smile.
You can call (207) 536-3508 to learn more about us or to make an appointment. In the meantime, let’s consider six reasons you should visit us.
1. We Listen To Our Patients
Finding the right dentist for you is important. When you find people you trust, people you know care about you as an individual, it’s easier to get the oral care that you need to stay healthy.
At A Perfect Smile, Dr. Nelson emphasizes gentle, caring treatment for every patient who visits our practice. We have a created a spa-like environment at our office.
You can enjoy refreshments (including fresh baked cookies), designer coffee, warm neck towels, and paraffin hand dips during your visits with us.
If you have any anxiety about dental care, please let us know. We adapt our approach to find a way that helps you feel more at ease about cleanings and other care.
2. We Emphasize Preventive Care
This may seem obvious, but it’s important. We have the ability to do a lot of things to correct oral health problems, and we would prefer to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be. The best way to do that is to prevent problems from occurring.
It’s the reason we recommend regular visits every six months. This gives us a chance to remove plaque and tartar build-up. It also is frequent enough that we can catch many issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease, in the earliest stage when they are easier to treat with less expensive and less invasive procedures.
3. We Can Fight Bad Breath
This may seem like a small thing, but many people don’t realize that chronic bad breath (halitosis) can be a symptom of advanced gum disease.
Besides the effects that bad breath can have on your social and professional life, gum disease also is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. By helping you eliminate your gum infection, we also could be giving your fresher breath!
4. We Use Advanced Technology
This isn’t about having fancy tools to use in the office. It’s about making dental care more pain-free and worry-free for our patients.
Digital X-rays do everything that film X-rays could do and more. First, we can see digital X-rays faster, which gives Dr. Nelson more time to identify potential problems. Second, digital X-rays use a fraction of the radiation that film X-rays did, which makes X-rays safer for everyone involved.
We also use ultrasonic teeth cleaning. This is as effective as other techniques, but without the irritating sounds. It’s also less painful for you as a patient.
And we have laser cavity detection, which allows our team of dental professionals to identify tooth decay before it may be visible to the naked eye. Earlier detection means better and more effective treatment, too.
5. We Offer a Wide Range of Services
In addition to our preventive care, we also offer cosmetic and restorative services. We can help whether you want to improve the appearance of your smile, restore the function of your damaged or lost teeth, or both.
We also offer treatments for TMJ disorders, which can reduce related issues such as teeth grinding, headaches, and jaw pain. You also may be able to get a better night’s sleep with our sleep apnea treatment. This also can reduce snoring, so your spouse or partner can sleep better as well.
6. We Take a Holistic Approach to Care
As we noted in the opening of this post, dental care isn’t just about your teeth or your mouth.
It’s about you.
It’s about helping you be as healthy as possible. We will do everything we can to make your dental care easier and more comfortable.