Preventive Dentistry: Avoiding Dental Problems with Preventive Dentistry in Franklin
K & E Advanced Dentistry shares tips on how to keep your teeth healthy - Dr. Mamta Kori
When patients come one of our hygienists will spend time with them and share tips for good oral health.
Hygienists are great in sharing different options with our patients. Our patients learn and follow certain things that work well for them.
We provide dental sealants and fluorides to help prevent cavities from forming.
Regular visits to the dentist to detect oral problems early will give you a healthy mouth for a lifetime.
Kori & Everhart Advanced Dentistry wants to be your partner in oral health. Call us in Franklin (855) 912-7677.
The team at K&E Advanced Dentistry is here to help you avoid dental problems with a program of hygiene and preventive dentistry, from our office in Franklin.
Are professional cleanings important?
Yes. Our hygiene team has specialized training and instruments to remove bacteria and plaque from places you can’t reach with home care. These visits also give the dentist a chance to detect oral problems early, when they can be addressed economically, efficiently, and comfortably.
Other preventive measures
To help you enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth for a lifetime, we recommend:
- Fluoride treatment strengthens enamel and fights cavities. It isn’t just for kids. This quick, painless treatment is ideal for adults with medical conditions that increase risk of tooth decay, dental restorations, or gum disease.
- Dental sealants keep cavity-causing bacteria out of microscopic pits and crevices in molars. Sealants are suggested for children at about age five, and adults benefit from treatment, too.
- Mouth guards that are custom fit for comfortable wear, protect teeth and soft tissues from sports injuries.
- Periodontal maintenance keeps harmful bacteria from repopulating. Deep cleaning appointments are scheduled according to your oral environment.
NO CAVITY CLUB
There is a lot of talk about flossing these days with new products and evidence showing that flossing helps the wellness of your mouth and the rest of your body. So which method of flossing is most effective? Over the years I have seen a lot of information and research about the Waterpik water floser and its effectiveness. Just the fact that it has so many research studies behind it so many years of experience and effectiveness it makes me very confident in recommending it for patients. In study after study the Waterpik water floss has been proven to be the most effective way to floss. The Waterpik water floser removes up to 99.9% of plaque bio film from treated areas. You apply a Waterpik to the surface of the tooth and you look with a scanning scope and it is gone it is simply gone, and that is unequivocal and unarguable. The water floser is up to fifty percent more reversing Gingivitis and improving gum health when compared to string floss and was up to 3 times as effective for flossing from plaque removal with people in braces. We have been using the Waterpik in our practice for over 25 years and the research that I have seen on Waterpik is certainly backing up the clinical efficacy that is experienced by us over the years. the results are clear. The water floser in unquestionably easier and more effective than string floss but what about air floss? In a 28 day study the Waterpik water floser was found to be up to 80 percent more effective that sauna care air floss at reducing gingivitis and up to 70 percent more plaque reduction. When I saw subsequently the results comparing water flossing to air flossing I was not at all surprised they simply wore out the conclusions that I had come to in my own mouth. And best of all water flossing is easy. It takes just a minute a day and leaves your mouth feeling clean and fresh. They will have stacks of free floss that I have given them for years and they are not using it but they will use the water floser. When patients ask me if they have to floss I will say no I don’t floss and they looked shocked, because here is a hygienist telling them that I don’t floss at the same time I always chase that with a but I use a Waterpik. The Waterpik water floser – the more easy and effective way to floss.
Healthy teeth are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and our next guest is here to tell us about a product that can help us maintain healthier teeth and make a positive difference in our oral health. Joining us now to tell u about GC America’s MI paste plus is Dr. Brian Novy. Dr. Novy welcome
Thank you so much it’s good to be here
So doctor what is GC America’s MI Paste plus and what is it primarily used for?
MI Pate Plus is kind of a new oral health care product and it is used to restore the mineral balance in the mouth. It can be especially helpful in patients who have high rates of tooth decay or dry mouth but there is a whole array of patients who have found it very useful in maintaining their oral health condition.
Is it safe to use?
Actually it is very safe to use from infants children and adults elderly patients, patients who are undergoing cancer treatment ad radiation treatment a lot of patients it is completely safe to use.
Are there any contraindications?
The only contraindications to using MI Paste Plus would be patients who are allergic to milk proteins which is completely different to having a milk sugar allergy so often you hear people say I am lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerant patients are actually okay to sue the MI Paste Plus. Patients who are allergic to milk proteins so These patients usually can’t eat cheese.
So where can we get MI Paste?
The only place where you can get MI Paste is form your dentist or your dental hygienist. Almost every dental office that I know f has some of it in a dental cabinet somewhere all you have to do is ask your dentist or hygienist. You understand what MI paste is and you are wondering if it can be beneficial to your mouth and your condition and chances ar they are likely to happen in the office. We can give you some and explain how to use it.
Well it sounds like a great way to maintain oral health. Dr. Novy thanks for joining us. You are very welcome . We have been speaking to Doctor Brian Novy – visit GC America.com to learn more about MI Paste plus.
The dental professionals at K&E Advanced Dentistry carefully screen oral healthcare products. We offer the convenience of purchasing these items on-site, at your regular dental visits:
- Peridex™ prescription-strength oral rinse. Use daily to reduce oral bacteria, and control gum bleeding, swelling, and redness.
- Prevident® prescription toothpaste from Colgate®, one of the most trusted names in dental care. With four times the fluoride of drugstore toothpastes, Prevident remineralizes enamel to fight cavities and reverse white spots.
- MI Paste™, a special toothpaste that delivers fluoride, calcium, and phosphates to keep enamel strong, as it reduces tooth sensitivity.
- Waterpik® water flossers and accessories, for gentle plaque removal and stimulation of gum tissues.
- Electric toothbrushes for invigorating cleaning of teeth and gums. These toothbrushes are ideal for patients with limited hand mobility.
In our experience, the most effective way to address slight to moderate cases of gum disease is a treatment called scaling and root planing, offered at our office in Franklin. This is a nonsurgical deep cleaning, above and below the gum line. Arestin, a locally administered antibiotic approved by the FDA, is used in conjunction with scaling and root planing. This antibiotic is fast-acting, easily placed, and comfortable. Once Arestin is applied, the antibiotic is released for up to 21 days.K&E Advanced Dentistry wants to be your partner in oral health. Call us In Franklin (855) 912-7677.