Preventive Dentistry in Hillsboro, OR
At Hoffman Dental, we take great satisfaction in serving the entire family. Instead of treating existing difficulties, preventive dentistry focuses on preventing future ones. We can help if you and your family require professional dental services.
Approximately twice a year, the American Dental Association (ADA) suggests a checkup. A typical appointment with one of our dentists will consist of a professional cleaning and a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. We may also suggest screening for oral cancer to our elderly patients.
Good oral hygiene is essential if you want your teeth to remain healthy, functioning, and appealing. In addition to brushing and flossing frequently, you must maintain regular dental checkups with us. At least twice a year, you should visit us for a professional cleaning to ensure you have excellent dental hygiene and healthy teeth and gums.
Some individuals may fear cancer screening, but this should not be the case. Consistent oral cancer screenings allow the detection of issues early when they can be more effectively treated. Please visit our office for questions regarding our oral cancer screening treatments so our trained team can assist you.
The oral health of your child requires professional dental care. Before your child's first birthday, or as soon as the first tooth erupts, you should book their initial dental appointment. We can track the growth of their dental health by scheduling routine checkups. Beginning-stage developmental issues are easier to treat. As your child matures, we can develop a solid foundation for oral health, guaranteeing a lifetime of beautiful, healthy teeth.
Equally crucial as your teeth are your periodontal (gum) tissues. The primary cause of tooth loss in the United States is periodontal disease. Infected gum tissues, connective ligaments, and alveolar bone lead to periodontal disease.
The illness is characterized by swollen, red gums that tend to bleed when brushed or flossed. Early detection of periodontal disease makes it easy to avoid and cure. Scaling and root planning may be recommended if extensive periodontal disease is detected. The objective is to restore healthy pink gums.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral present in numerous foods and beverages. Additionally, it is an effective method for preventing tooth decay. Through demineralization and remineralization, our teeth lose and receive minerals daily. Tooth decay will occur if demineralization outpaces remineralization. Professional fluoride treatment enables us to boost the remineralization process and avoid cavities. Even slight cases of deterioration can be reversed. Patients with a higher risk of dental decay, such as children, adolescents, and the elderly, benefit most from fluoride treatment.
A mouthguard can prevent dental emergencies and safeguard your teeth. A night guard may be recommended if you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding). Several patients with bruxism tend to clench their teeth during sleep. A night guard inhibits enamel erosion by acting as a barrier.
Contact sports and sports involving moving items can be extremely hazardous to the teeth. A single extreme tackle or ball hit to the mouth can cause severe, sometimes permanent, damage to the jaw and mouth. We strongly advise wearing a custom-made mouthguard if you engage in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) allows our jaw to move forward, backward, and laterally. TMD, or disorders of the temporomandibular joint, are any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly. We offer treatments to alleviate TMJ-related pain and discomfort.
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