Regular dental care is a vital part of your oral and overall health. The mouth is a gateway to the rest of the body, so keeping your mouth healthy is a great way to keep yourself healthy. PureSmilesCT offers comprehensive family dental care to patients of all ages.
Our array of preventative family dental care ranges from routine exams and diagnostics to pediatric dental care. Visit our Branford, CT dental office regularly to ensure that your mouth is as healthy as can be.
Cleanings & Exams
Dental exams and cleanings are fundamental parts of basic oral health care. We recommend that our patients visit us every six months for this routine appointment. During your exam, we will take a close look at your teeth and gums, measure gum pockets to check for signs of gum disease, and look for signs of tooth decay. Your exam is the best time for us to look for early signs of issues in order to provide the most conservative care possible.
Once your exam is complete, we perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth. This cleaning includes the removal of plaque and tartar from all surfaces of the teeth. We then polish the teeth, leaving you with a smile that looks and feels great.
We use digital x-rays to get accurate images of your teeth and jaw bone. Digital dental x-rays allow us to spot decay and other issues that may go unseen during a typical exam. Our 3D imaging lets us look at the head and neck structures and visualize them more thoroughly. We use x-rays, along with 3D imaging, to develop restorative and cosmetic treatment plans.
There are times when even excellent dental care can’t save a tooth. You may need a tooth extraction due to impaction, cracking, or injury. If you need an extraction, we will walk you through what to expect and keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. In order to be as conservative as possible, we will perform a simple tooth extraction, without any incisions, whenever possible. We can also perform a surgical extraction if needed. No matter what, you can feel confident in our care.
Good dental habits start early, and we love helping little ones develop those habits. Starting around age one, children should see the dentist every six months for an exam. Our team is excellent at calming children’s nerves and answering their questions. In addition to their exam, we will talk with them about brushing and flossing and the good eating habits that help keep teeth healthy. We’re also happy to answer parents’ questions, so don’t hesitate to ask!
Proper Home Hygiene
Taking care of your teeth goes beyond exams and cleanings in our office. You have to care for your smile at home, too. Make sure you brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Our team can help you learn proper brushing and flossing techniques and give you tips on what will work best for your teeth and gums.
Total Care For Your Teeth
We want to be your family’s dental home, and that starts with offering the best preventative care around. PureSmilesCT cares for your smile in an environment that is warm and welcoming. Call our friendly team today to schedule your next family dentistry appointment.