At SmileCOS Dentistry, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
Dental cleanings play an important role in your oral healthcare routine. Combined with proper oral hygiene habits at home, dental cleanings help prevent decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. At SmileCOS Dentistry, we offer gentle and effective cleanings to help keep maximize your oral health.
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Thorough dental exams every six months helps identify any potential dental health issues in its earliest stages. At SmileCOS Dentistry, we encourage you to keep your semi-annual dental appointments to ensure your optimal oral health.
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Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer often does not show symptoms until its later stages. This puts patients at risk of invasive treatments and many side effects. At SmileCOS Dentistry, we offer a thorough oral cancer screening at your dental checkups to help us find any early signs of oral cancer that may go unnoticed by you. If we catch oral cancer early enough, we can get you the proper treatment right away, sidestepping the issues that a serious cancer diagnosis can cause.
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Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
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TMD is a painful disorder that occurs in the temporomandibular joint. Any pain or swelling that you experience in this area of your mouth falls under the TMD category. While it is commonly confused with the term TMJ, the experts at SmileCOS Dentistry want to help set you straight.
TMJ is the name of the joint in your face that can suffer from swelling or pain. The TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint is what connects your head and jawbone. The joint is what you hear when you open and close your mouth when talking, chewing, or smiling. If you have pain or dysfunction in that joint, we call it TMD or Temporomandibular Dysfunction.
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Dentistry for Kids
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
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To learn more about our family dentistry services call (719) 394-3304, and schedule an appointment now!