Preventative dental care is a patient’s best defense against complex oral health problems.
Dental caries are the most common oral health concern experienced by Americans. Children and adults will most likely experience tooth decay at some point. When caught early, tooth decay can be conservatively treated, left undiagnosed, cavities can create more complex oral health concerns. Greeley, CO dentists Dr. Kami and Kevin Marr encourage patients of all ages to visit the dentist twice a year for the early detection of dental cavities.
Tooth cavities can lead to more complex oral health concerns. Untreated tooth decay can lead to the need for a root canal or even tooth extraction. Advanced tooth decay can also increase a patient’s risk of developing gum disease. The bacteria that decay the tooth can spread into the gums and even blood stream. Gum disease is a progressive disease that has been linked to tooth loss, cardiovascular disease, and an increased risk of diabetes.
Marr Family Dentistry uses the latest in dental technology for early diagnosis and conservative and effective treatment of any oral health concerns that should arise. Dr. Marr uses Diagnodent® for diagnosing tooth decay in the earliest stages. Diagnodent is a special laser that is safe and eliminates the need for x-rays and invasive screening. Diagnodent measures the amount of laser fluorescence on each tooth. A digital readout is created and based on the amount of reflected light, Dr. Marr can tell if decay is present before it becomes visible to the human eye. Early detection allows for more effective and less invasive treatment.
Preventive Dental Care
Brushing and flossing are your first defense against developing cavities. Cavities are caused by a build-up of plaque and tartar that breed bacteria. Removing food debris, and daily plaque build up with twice daily brushing can help keep healthy mouth bacteria in check and reduce the risk of cavities. Our patient education program encourages patients to ask your dental hygienist or dentist about proper brushing and flossing techniques. Effective brushing si the best way to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
Biannual dental check-ups are also an effective way to keep teeth and gums healthy. Regular oral health exams help diagnose dental concerns early for a chance at conservative and effective treatment. Marr family Dentistry oral health exams include a dental cleaning, x-rays and intraoral scanning of signs of cancer, gum disease, or tooth decay.
Treatment for Tooth Decay
Dr. Marr and Marr offer a full range of treatments for tooth cavities. Treatment will be determined base on the progression of decay.
To determine which treatment options will best restore your oral health and prevent further oral health deterioration, contact our Loveland, CO area dentist office. You may also schedule a consultation with our online form.