We Care About Kids!
Dr. Brush is sensitive to the anxieties of our younger patients. Our team is dedicated to easing your child's
apprehensions before beginning any kind of treatment. You can be confident that your child will receive the
latest advancements in children's dentistry - procedures intended to reduce their time in the chair, delivered
with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We love encouraging the right dental care habits, and look forward
to coaching your children on how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime.
Prevent Cavities - Forever!
"Caries" are the bacterial infection that trigger cavities. Fortunately, this infection is not only treatable,
but can be prevented with the CariFree™ program. CariFree was developed to assist patients in becoming cavity-free
by evaluating the risk for dental disease, identifying the presence of the bacterial caries infection that produces
cavities, and treating the infection by means of preemptive medical techniques.
Dr. Brush would much rather help patients avert cavities than provide them with fillings, and the CariFree program
has made that possible. During your visit, you will receive a "caries risk assessment." We will determine whether
you have the elements present that would put you in jeopardy for decay. You will then be provided with at-home
instructions and the products necessary to keep you and your family cavity free.
The Importance of Hygiene Visits
The care of a professional hygienist is one of your greatest weapons in the struggle against gum disease. Regularly
scheduled cleanings eliminate plaque buildup before it creates a more problematic concern. Plaque often remains stuck
in the awkward-to-reach places of your mouth. Even with methodical brushing, some of it will be left behind in the
grooves and pockets of your teeth and gums. If it's allowed to stay, plaque hardens into tartar, which is beyond the
scope your standard toothbrush and floss to get rid of. Tartar accumulates below your gum line as well as on the enamel
of your teeth, supplying an invite to decay and even gum disease to occupy your mouth. Recent research shows a clear
link between untreated gum disease and other life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Which means having your teeth cleaned is one of the most fundamental reasons to visit your dentist!
Senior Dental Care is Different
As we age, the requirements for preserving strong oral health change. Dr. Brush understands your special needs. It's
natural for older teeth to suffer from reduced strength and be more vulnerable to damage. Even prior dental work can
display the strain of repeated use, becoming prone to fractures and movement. Advancing age also creates a greater risk
for gum infection. So, we check our patients for the indicators - red, swollen, or bleeding gums when brushing or
flossing, and loose teeth. The porous surface of older teeth can retain more plaque, which can lead to decay. We strive
to eradicate plaque before it progresses into nasty tartar and a larger problem.
After years of caffeine and tobacco consumption, teeth lose their gleam and require professional whitening to bring back
their original shine. In addition, some of your medications will reduce the important flow of saliva through your mouth,
and we have products that will relieve this complication. We promote proper nutrition, daily hygiene, and routine
check-ups to help your smile stay brilliant and keep your natural teeth healthy for a lifetime.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (301) 926-9515 to schedule a visit for everyone.