Adult Dentistry in Buffalo, NY
Providing Affordable Dental Exams, Teeth Cleaning, & General Dentistry for Adults Throughout Western New York
It is imperative for adults to schedule teeth cleanings with their local dentists at least twice each year. As important as dental care during childhood and adolescence may be, daily maintenance of oral hygiene is the only barrier preventing infection and disease, the incidence of which rises steadily as we get older. Aging teeth slowly lose much of their enamel, which weakens the teeth against plaque and bacteria, allowing cavities to form far more easily. Brushing and flossing morning and night will help to hinder tooth and gum disease from taking hold, but it is through direct attention from a dental health professional that any problems and conditions can be stopped in their tracks. Schedule your adult dentistry consultation today!
Common anxieties among adults include the fears that a dental issue will be discovered, that treatment will be painful, and that multiple expensive follow-up visits will be necessary. With proper care from a dentist, patients can feel comfortable and secure while receiving dental work. Because our office performs a range of adult dentistry procedures, we have several sedation and anesthesia options available to patients of ours who require more thorough procedures to improve their oral health.
Enamel is a thick and durable mineralized tissue that covers the portion of the tooth that protrudes above the gum line. When adults care properly for their teeth, enamel either remains intact on the surface of the tooth or even becomes strengthened. Despite its use as a safeguard against infection, protecting the softer inner flesh of the teeth, enamel becomes especially weak when chronically exposed to acids, such as those that are present in foods containing carbohydrates, especially sugar. Brushing and flossing can remove much of this acid from the enamel, while dental work can eliminate the remainder. Nevertheless, the demineralization that occurs will reduce the strength and thickness of enamel over time, raising the risk that a cavity will appear and expose a tooth’s dentin and pulp, allowing an infection to take hold.
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A dentist can fill and repair smaller cavities with minimal time, effort, and expense required. A major cavity, especially one that allows bacteria to infect the inside of a tooth, is far more serious, and a root canal may become necessary in order to repair the damage. Visits twice a year to a dentist, in addition to regular brushing and flossing, will not only fortify teeth but also curtail the appearance and severity of cavities and similar complications.
Trauma sustained in an accident, such as the chipping or fracturing of teeth from a blunt force, can also prove dangerous to dental health. In cases such as these, as with general wear and tear, a break in the enamel can cause the inner tissues of the teeth to become vulnerable to bacterial infection. Time is of the essence in a dental injury, and immediate care from a dentist can prevent any further damage from occurring.
Recurring appointments with a local dentist are critical to ensuring that all your teeth remain in your mouth, pain-free, and healthy.
Schedule a checkup with experienced adult dentistry professional Douglas Hamill DDS today to maintain the well-being of your teeth and gums.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Before your appointment, as you fill out a health history, you can relax, have a cup of coffee, and watch television. During your cleaning, you can continue to relax, and I will check in with you once your procedure has finished.
If you are in the market for a tooth cleaning or you need dental work done, contact experienced Buffalo dentist Douglas Hamill DDS today. We provide a range of comprehensive and affordable services for all our clients.