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Promoting Good Dental Hygiene to Kids

Brockton dentist

Brockton dentist

Here at Easton Smiles, our Brockton dentist is proud to provide high quality dental are services to patients of all ages, including the kids! Our team of experts believes that it is never too soon to show your child how to take care of their teeth and give them the tools they need to do so as they grow up and become more independent. A great way to start is to bring your child in to see our Brockton dentist for dental checkups at least once a year, if not every six months. During these dental checkups, we will provide your child with an in-depth professional cleaning. We use deep cleaning techniques like root planing, scaling, polishing, and debridement in order to most successfully remove built up bacteria, food debris, and other harmful substances that can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. After the cleaning portion of the visit, our Brockton dentist will carefully examine your child’s teeth and gums. We will check on your child’s development and see if there are any issues in need of immediate attention. In addition to the cleaning and examination, our Brockton dentist will also educate your child about how they can keep their teeth as healthy and clean as possible. We will continue to instill you child with this knowledge at every visit, so by the time they are responsible for caring for their teeth on their own, good oral health habits will simply be second nature.

If you would like to learn more about how our Brockton dentist can be of service to you and your family, we highly recommend that you visit the main Easton Smiles website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly either by phone or online. If you are ready to book an appointment you can also do so by phone or online. We look forward to working with you soon here at Easton Smiles.

Easton Smiles
191 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02356
508-593-4130

Brockton General Dentist

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Regular dental visits are integral to keeping up with your oral health. Here at Easton Smiles, our staff is absolutely dedicated to providing you and your family with the general dental care you need to make sure that your oral and dental health is always up to speed. Biannual checkups and cleanings can ensure that your teeth are as healthy as they can be, while also providing our Brockton general dentists with the knowledge needed in order to spot signs or symptoms of any oral conditions in their earliest stages.

Brockton Dental Exams

Brockton Dental Exams

Here at Easton Smiles, we use what advanced technology is available to us in order to help provide you with the best and most comprehensive care possible. Our Brockton general dentists, Dr. Thomas F. Herlihy and Dr. Robert Tuck, use digital dental X-rays in order to best monitor your dental health and progression. Dental X-rays provide insight as to what is happening beneath the gumline. This is vital for children whose teeth are still growing, for those who require orthodontic treatment, for identifying cavities and other conditions, as well as for monitoring the state of wisdom teeth. Being able to see these areas is important and can provide insight as to whether treatment is needed. It is important to monitor the growth of developing teeth in order to identify possible future problems such as malocclusions, misaligned teeth or a misaligned bite, all of which may later require orthodontic treatment. Cavities may exist between teeth and are therefore difficult to see, but an X-ray can provide more definitive information in indentifying areas of tooth decay. Wisdom teeth are also a huge issue, and may need to be removed before they cause severe dental trauma if an X-ray shows they are impacted.

Digital dental X-rays make it easier to store all information from past visits, making it easier for our Brockton general dentists to compare past X-rays and make astute observations during your current visit. These records also make it easier to identify changes or developments occurring in your mouth, especially if they are gradual changes that occur over time. We here at Easton Smiles want to make sure you have the best dental care possible and wish to use all of the tools available to us to ensure that we do so.

Digital Dental X-rays Brockton
191 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02356
(508) 593-4130

Dentist Brockton

Dental Office 02356

As part of a complete strategy for maintaining optimal oral health, Easton Smiles offers gum disease evaluations. Your teeth are important, but your gums should not be neglected in the process. You need both to be strong and weak gums can lead to tooth loss, regardless of the condition of your teeth. In addition, our Brockton dentist will provide you with prevention techniques so that you can maintain the vibrant pink hue and absence of irritation that mark healthy gums.

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02356 Cosmetic Dentist

A gum disease evaluation gives our Brockton dentist a way to determine if you are exhibiting any signs of gum disease and take action to alleviate the concern before it progresses. You should receive a gum disease evaluation once per year consisting of a thorough checkup of your gums, your bite, and your bone structure. The early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis and it is easier to treat. In many cases, a simple dental cleaning (or two) may be enough to remove any accumulated plaque, tartar, food particles, and bacteria from between your teeth and gums.

If, however, your gum disease is not detected and continues to advance, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis. At this stage of gum disease, you be dealing with an infection of the gum tissue and bone tissue. If your gum disease reaches this point, more extreme treatment is generally required. Commonly, our Brockton dentist would have to do a deeper and more invasive type of cleaning called scaling and root planing. It requires the use of hand scraping or ultrasonic tools (and possibly both) in order to get down into the roots and get you back on the road to gum health.

Clearly, the best way to avoid gum disease entirely is to practice solid prevention techniques in between visits to our Brockton dentist. Vigorous brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the best place to start. You may also benefit from the use of a good dental rinse. That combined with a twice yearly dental exam that includes at least one gum disease evaluation per year will work to prevent gum disease or at least catch it before it can lead to significant problems and discomfort.

Brockton General Dentist
191 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02356
(508) 593-4130