Dental Exams and Cleanings
Our general dentists recommend visiting our dental office twice per year for dental cleanings and exams. Not only are these appointments important for removing plaque and tartar to prevent cavities and gum disease, but it gives us an inside look of what’s going on in your mouth. With this frequency of visits, we’re able to catch problems when they’re in their earliest stages. This makes it easier for us to treat and prevent problems from getting worse. Whatever you do, don’t skip your next dental cleaning!
Once per year during your dental cleaning and exam, we will take dental x-rays. Although we can tell a lot about the health of your teeth from a simple physical examination, dental x-rays give us the full picture. You might have a crack in your tooth or something going on beneath the tooth’s surface we don’t know about. Dental x-rays are an important part of any preventive dentistry routine.
Oral Cancer Detection
When we clean your teeth, we’re also looking for any unusual spots, lumps, or bumps in your mouth that might indicate oral cancer. Most people don’t shine lights in their mouths to spot oral cancer themselves or know what to look for, which is why it’s important to never skip a dental exam. The sooner you can diagnose oral cancer, the better your treatment will go. If we do happen to see anything unusual, we will refer you to an oncologist for further testing.
Another way we’re helping our patients prevent future dental problems is with DNA salivary testing. By sending some of your salivae to the dental lab, we able to detect whether or not your genetics make you more prone to having periodontal disease. If this is the case, we might recommend additional dental cleanings throughout the year to keep your mouth healthy and gum disease-free. The DNA test also detects certain oral bacteria that is also an indicator of future gum disease.
Bad Breath Treatment
If you have bad breath that just won’t quit regardless of how often you brush your teeth and how much mouth wash you use, there might be a bigger problem going on. At SoBe Dentist, Dr. Escoto and Dr. Mantovani will find the underlying cause of your bad breath and determine the best treatment for you. Most patients can benefit from dental cleaning to remove their bad breath.
Gum Disease Treatment
At SoBe Dentist, we both prevent and treat gum disease at our dental office. With regular dental cleanings, we’re able to remove the plaque and tartar that builds up along the gum line that typically causes gum disease. However, if gum disease forms, we may need to perform a deep cleaning or in the most severe case, dental surgery.
Both children and adults can benefit from fluoride treatments after their dental cleanings. Simple fluoride treatment can prevent the risk of cavities by up to 30%! We recommend fluoride treatments at least once per year to strengthen your teeth. In between dental appointments, make sure to use a fluoride toothpaste to keep your teeth strong.
When your tooth develops a cavity, we can perform a dental filling to remove the cavity and replace the missing tooth structure. Our dental office uses tooth-colored dental fillings that are strong and look completely natural.
Once the center of a tooth becomes infected, we must perform a root canal procedure to restore the tooth back to health. The biggest signs you need a root canal are a toothache or sensitivity. Getting a root canal can prevent you from needing an extraction down the line.
We also offer a wide range of restorative dentistry treatments to help restore the strength and functionality of any tooth. We can also replace missing teeth too! We offer dental bonding, dental crowns, veneers, implants, dentures, and much more.
Schedule an Appointment With our General Dentists in Miami Beach
Need a dental cleaning, root canal, or some sort of restorative dentistry? We’ve got you covered. Our general dentistry office offers a wide range of treatments to help any patient achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve. Book an appointment today by calling (305) 535-2225.