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Common Dental Conditions and How to Treat Them

May 17, 2016
Posted By: Mountain West Smiles
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Dental conditions are some of the most common diseases that Americans face today. The shocking truth is that most of them are preventable! Periodontal disease affects more than half of Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and more than 95% of adults will suffer from dental caries (decay) at some point during their lifetimes.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a serious condition that affects the health of your teeth and gums. Did you know that it can also cause complications with other conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory conditions, and even pregnancy? Since gum disease causes inflammation, it can affect nearly every other system in your body. By catching it early and treating it using a customized treatment plan that may include specialized dental cleanings, surgery, improved home care, and certain oral health products, we can often reverse or control it within a relatively short period of time.

Dental caries is the single most common preventable disease affecting American children. Kids are not the only ones who suffer from cavities, however. Adults have a good chance of developing decay especially if they lack good home care, eat sugary or starchy snacks, or if they consume acidic beverages such as soda, energy drinks, or fruit juice. We treat dental decay by catching it as early as possible, eliminating the decay and bacteria, and providing you with a highly esthetic tooth-colored filling to protect your tooth. In cases of large or structurally damaging decay, we may need to perform root canal therapy and a crown to save your tooth.

Trust Your Montrose Dentist

The best way to avoid serious dental conditions and tooth loss is to visit your dentist regularly - at least twice a year. If you are looking for a gentle, highly-skilled dentist in Montrose, CO, give us a call to schedule your net exam. We look forward to meeting you!

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