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Oral Health: Your Questions Answered!

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March 20 is World Oral Health Day! We’re celebrating by sharing some frequently asked questions about oral health and why Restorative & Implant Dentistry is one you should trust for your family’s dental needs. Let’s dive in!

  1. If I don’t have a toothache or any other dental problem, is it really big deal if I don’t go to the dentist?

Yes, it’s a very big deal! While we understand why patients might be fearful of going to the dentist for regular checkups, it’s important to your oral and overall health. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home involves flossing your teeth once a day and brushing twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush.

If you already do that, great! But please know that it’s not enough on its own to keep your smile as healthy as possible. That’s because preventing gum disease, for example, requires deep cleaning by a professional who has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to remove any plaque buildup you might have near and under your gumline.

Periodontal infection can pose serious health risks over the long term if gone undiagnosed and untreated. What’s worse is that it often comes with no visible symptoms or pain, so you could have it for years before you saw any signs of it. You need a professional, such as Dr. Slootsky or Dr. Baez at Restorative & Implant Dentistry, to properly diagnose and treat gum disease and get you back on track to good oral health.

  1.  What makes Restorative & Implant Dentistry different from other practices?

There are many reasons you should trust your oral health to our team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry, but we’ll just list two of our top reasons for you today!

First, our team has been serving the Pompano Beach community for 35 years. We treat our patients like a member of the family, not like just another number in an assembly line. Our patients trust us because we have three highly skilled, experienced dentists to lead our team. Dr. Slootsky, Dr. Baez, and Dr. Mata are knowledgeable, caring dentists who hold themselves to high standard of excellence by making their continuing education in the field of dentistry a top priority. When you come here, you can trust that you’re in the hands of experts.

Another thing that sets us apart is our advanced technology. We’re on the cutting edge of the field in order to give our patients the best, most qualified care around. Not only has our office been digital since 1999, but we have resources available to us such as 3D X-rays, digital bite analysis and treatment, Diode Laser, and Air Abrasion technology to make sure our patients receive proper care.

  1. I’m terrified of the dentist! How can the team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry help me?

We know dental anxiety is a very real, very debilitating fear many patients have. We’ve seen it for ourselves, and we understand why some patients avoid the dentist’s office at all costs. But we’ve also seen even our most fearful patients overcome their dental anxiety, thanks to our friendly, caring staff and our comfortable atmosphere.

If you’re feeling anxious about your visit, you can choose among our many comfort options like warm blankets, headphones for relaxing music, TV’s, and more! We also take our time with you to thoroughly explain our procedures so that you feel completely at ease with your treatment plan.

We go even further than that for patients who are especially fearful of the dental experience and offer nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) and oral sedation. Both are great for helping you feel calm and relaxed throughout your procedure.

Whatever your dental needs, we are here for you every step of the way. If you’re looking for experienced, quality care, call us at 954-590-0538 or request an appointment using our online form. We can help you maintain good oral health and a beautiful smile!