When it comes to any type of problem, preventing it is so much easier than having to get it fixed, and that principle applies double when it comes to your teeth! With regular exams and cleanings, Dr. Rattan is able to stop minor cavities and infections from turning into major problems, helping his patients save time and money when it comes to their dental care so they can enjoy healthy smiles year after year. If you’re ready to experience all of the benefits of proactive dentistry, contact us today.
Whether a patient is 3 or 93, Dr. Rattan recommends that they get at least two checkups and cleanings each year to maintain a beautiful and problem-free smile. During these appointments, he’ll give you a comprehensive exam so he can catch and treat any dental decay or damage during its initial stages. You’ll also receive a cleaning from one of our hygienists, which will remove harmful plaque from those hard-to-reach areas of your mouth while also giving your teeth a nice polish!
Dental sealants are an excellent treatment for children, and they can also be a big help for older patients who are prone to developing cavities. They involve placing a thin, clear barrier over the teeth that literally seals them off from plaque, bacteria, and food particles. Dr. Rattan typically only applies sealants to the back teeth because they are the most likely to develop cavities. The procedure only takes a few minutes but can provide up to a decade’s worth of cavity protection.
Did you know that as many as 1 in 3 Americans experiences bruxism? This is a condition where someone unconsciously grinds their teeth as they sleep, usually as a response to daily stress. While this can cause quite a lot of dental damage, the solution is thankfully very simple. Dr. Rattan can provide a nightguard, which is a custom-made mouthpiece that fits over the teeth and prevents them from coming together while someone sleeps.
Nothing takes an athlete out of the game faster than a broken or knocked-out tooth, but fortunately, preventing these kinds of accidents is as easy as wearing a mouthguard every time you play. Instead of forcing yourself or your child to wear some bulky appliance from the store, Dr. Rattan can provide a custom-made mouthguard that is not only more comfortable but provides better protection as well. With his guards, athletes often forget they are wearing them, allowing them to better concentrate on the game.
In addition to looking for cavities and gum disease, Dr. Rattan will also examine your mouth for early signs of oral cancer during checkups. Catching the disease as soon as possible is the best way to guarantee a complete recovery, but it can be easy to miss if you don’t know what to look for. Should Dr. Rattan find a suspicious sore or growth in the mouth, he can arrange for a biopsy so a patient can get the proper diagnosis and treatment right away.
The reason you’ll find fluoride in most oral healthcare products is because it’s so effective at lowering a person’s risk for tooth decay. This is because when it’s exposed to the teeth, it actually strengthens the enamel and even repairs any areas of minor damage. At the end of you and your family’s regular checkups, Dr. Rattan can give you a quick fluoride treatment that will stop decay so you can all stay cavity-free.
As a father himself, Dr. Rattan understands the need for gentle, high-quality children’s dental care more than most, and he is ready to see any growing smiles you might have at home. He can provide services suitable for toddlers, teenagers, and everyone in-between, and he and the rest of our team will bend over backward to ensure that your child always has a relaxing and stress-free time at the dentist.
You might not know what periodontal therapy is, but you’re probably familiar with what it is used to treat: gum disease. This is an infection that attacks the soft tissues and bone surrounding your teeth, which can cause redness, swelling, bleeding, and even tooth loss. Dr. Rattan will screen your gums at every checkup, and if he finds an issue, he can use a special cleaning called scaling and root planing and a topical antibiotic to remove any bacteria from along the gum line.