At Breakwater Dental, we believe preventative care is essential to maintaining optimal oral wellness. It also helps patients not only avoid many dental complications entirely, but also detect any potential issues in their earliest stages to allow for timely, more effective treatment.
We don’t take a “one size fits all” approach with preventative care, either. Our team will spend time with you to assess your specific conditions and concerns to make the best possible treatment plan. We will always explain advantages, disadvantages, risks, and alternative treatment options during the course of your visit with us.
Our priority is helping all patients feel comfortable and confident in their dental care. If you or a family member needs additional support or extra time during an appointment, we are here to make that happen and will schedule you accordingly.
We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to your team and help you become familiar with our practices, office environment, and dental equipment. By helping you get to know our routines, we hope that you’ll feel better about treatment.
At Breakwater Dental, we always put the needs of our patients first and will recommend you to a specialist if we feel you might require additional care support.
Regular Checkups and Dental Cleanings
Daily brushing and flossing play a vital role in keeping your teeth and gums clean, while regular check-ups and dental cleanings at Breakwater Dental will help remove the remaining, stubborn bacteria, plaque, and tartar that accumulate in the mouth.
Regular check-ups and cleanings will help to considerably diminish the potential for tooth decay, gum disease, and various other problems that can occur without proper care.
For optimal oral wellness, Dr. Florence S. Edwards, recommends most individuals receive two annual dental cleanings each year or approximately every six months.
Periodontal (Gum and Bone) Treatment
Periodontal (gum) disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria at the base of the teeth and beneath the gum line. It is one of the most common oral ailments seen today across the country.
Without a diagnosis or treatment, this condition can progress from gum sensitivity and bleeding to the deterioration of the soft tissue and bone that support teeth. Advanced gum disease may result in tooth loss. It’s also important to know that advanced gum disease can increase your risk for stroke, heart disease, and a variety of other health concerns.
At Breakwater Dental, Dr. Florence S. Edwards, and her team are experienced in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Should gum disease be identified during a visit with us, we will create an individualized treatment plan based on the severity of your condition.
Book An Appointment Today
We’re currently accepting new patients. We’d love the opportunity to welcome you to the Breakwater Dental practice. Contact our office to schedule your next dental appointment.