General Dentistry in Aurora, CO
When it comes to good dental health, prevention is essential. At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, our goal is for our patients to enjoy healthy mouths and smiles for a lifetime, so we recommend you and your family come in twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
By coming in to our office regularly, we can stay on top of any potential dental issues. By monitoring your oral health, we can make sure your healthy smile is preserved for years to come.
Dr. John Chen looks forward to getting to know you and providing you and your entire family with gentle yet effective dental care!
Prevention Means Healthy Smiles and Healthy Bodies
A healthy mouth is critical if you want to keep your entire body healthy. Routine cleanings and examinations should be an important part of everyone’s wellness plan. During regular cleanings, our experienced hygienists will remove plaque and bacteria that cannot be eliminated even with the most careful brushing and flossing.
Coming in to our office twice each year enables you to stay up-to-date on any changes in your oral health. Dr. Chen can also keep an eye out for the early stages of decay and other problems so they can be treated earlier rather than later.
If for some reason a tooth is so badly damaged or diseased that it cannot be saved, Dr. Chen can extract it. This last-resort option is sometimes necessary, but treatment will be quick and gentle.
Healthy Gums Mean Healthy Mouths
Many people don’t realize that gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Don’t be a dental statistic: Maintain healthy gums to keep your teeth healthy.
The problem with gum disease is that many people don’t even realize they have it so they don’t seek treatment for it. It often shows up without any recognizable symptoms, which is another reason why it’s so important to see your dentist regularly.
The risk for gum disease begins with plaque, which hardens, then turns into tartar, or calculus, that is impossible to remove without special dental instruments. The tartar contains bacteria, and this can infect the gums. Even the most diligent brushing and flossing cannot remove tartar.
Gum disease in its earliest stage is called gingivitis. Some people might notice that their gums bleed when they brush and floss, which can be one of the symptoms of early gum disease. They might also notice their gums are swollen, or perhaps they have noticed persistent bad breath. Left untreated, gingivitis will worsen.
Gum disease in its later stage is called periodontitis. At this stage, gum disease is so serious that pockets form between the teeth and gums. The jawbone can also be compromised. The end result is usually tooth loss.
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Let Dr. Chen work with you and your family to make sure you maintain good oral health for life. Call today!