Dentist Norwood Adult Dentistry

Norwood MA Adult Dentistry

At Epic Lifetime Dental, we perform a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques and technology,  Our Dentists can restore your beautiful smile to help you maintain your youthful appearance. Whether you need to get a tooth filled or need a complete smile makeover, we can offer a treatment plan that's right for you. Read below to learn more about some of the procedures we offer.

 

 

Dental Office Norwood MA

 

Dental Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a cleaning once every six months.

How it's done
Patients can expect the dental cleaning to last between 50 minutes and an hour. Our hygienists have between 20-30 years of experience and are trained in periodontal therapy as well. Our doctor will be in to do a final exam, review x-rays and answer any questions you have. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless and do not cause any discomfort. However, for those who are particularly sensitive or apprehensive, we will take the necessary steps to ensure your comfort. There are two important steps to a dental cleaning.

 
 

Cavity Prevention

How to reduce your chance of getting cavities:
 
One of the questions we are asked most is "Do I have any cavities?” If the answer is yes, then the next statement we hear is "But I brush twice a day!” Here are some tips to help keep your pearly whites intact.
 
Caries (or tooth decay) is caused by a specific bacteria that produces acid and thrives on simple carbs. It is an infectious disease and transmitted through saliva by a caregiver to a child between the ages of 18-36 months. The bacteria live in the grooves of the molars, and when the conditions are right, they spread to other surfaces of the teeth. It’s interesting to note that if the Mom is treated before the child gets their baby molars, it reduces the decay rate in the child. Cavities are a demineralization of the enamel of your teeth.
 
Each time you expose your teeth to sugar and other simple carbs, the pH in your mouth drops, and the enamel starts to "wash” away. Sugar activates the bad bacteria and those bacteria kill the normal bacteria and pour acid on the teeth. More than 3-5 doses of carbs can cause your decay rate to go up. Each exposure can drop the pH for 30 minutes at a time. That means that each time you sip on your drink or snack between meals, you are increasing the acid production in your mouth and washing away the enamel, for 30 minutes at a time.
 
 
 
To have your teeth checked out by a highly-qualified Norwood, MA dentist, be sure to request an appointment today!