Preventative Care With A Purpose
The true core behind our Philadelphia dental practice is comprehensive-based general dentistry. This involves regular recall visits, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and screening for oral cancer and gum disease. Dr. Mike and his amazing team of dental professionals at Personal Care Dentistry are dedicated toward ensuring your oral health and helping you achieve the smile you deserve Routine dental care is critical in helping reduce inflammation presence in the mouth and helping to maintain overall systemic health as well. Taking pride and care in your oral health is key to your overall health. Our team takes the time to get to know you as an individual and a patient and make an overall assessment based on your unique lifestyle habits, medical conditions and any other variables that may affect your healthy smile. This is the foundation to your future smile and health.
Prevent Cavities: Extend The Life Of Your Tooth
Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases affecting children and adults of all ages. It is primarily caused by the streptococcus mutans bacteria which is highly prevalent in the mouth. This bacteria breaks down starches(sugars) that exist in the mouth and produce a lactic acid that dissolves the tooth to form a cavity. It is important to understand this basic mechanism behind tooth decay so that you can work to control the two main factors, bacteria and sugar, that can negatively affect your teeth. Primarily, if you reduce the amount of sugar consumed in your diet you will limit the amount of available oral sugar that the bacteria can digest. This will help prevent tooth decay. At Personal Care Dentistry, we use the highest quality digital x-ray systems to identify any decay process taking place in the tooth that we cannot see with our eyes. The x-rays are especially useful in helping to diagnose decay that may exist between your teeth.
Certain patients are more susceptible to tooth decay and thus require more routine dental checkups. Dental sealants are a great way to help prevent the incidence of tooth decay over a patient's life, and it is especially important to have all of your kids examined for tooth morphology risk factors. If your child's teeth have deep grooves and pits then it is best to have them sealed early on before bacteria start to buildup inside the grooves and pits. Preventative sealants are a great way to prevent cavities during the child's developmental and adolescent years. Preventative dental care is about ensuring the long-term success of your teeth and smile.
Preventative Services Include
We offer general dentistry for patients of all ages: