Why is Visiting the Dentist Important?
Coming in for regular dental visits gives us a chance to make sure your teeth, gums, and mouth are healthy. Problems like gum disease and tooth decay only get worse over time. If we can catch these issues early, they will be easier to treat and will be less likely to cause wide-spread infections and tooth loss.
My Teeth Feel Fine. Should I Still Go to the Dentist?
Yes! Not all oral health issues show symptoms right away. By the time you are in pain, it may be too late to reverse the problem. Even if your teeth feel fine, we still recommend visiting us at least twice a year. Regular visits help us keep an eye on your oral health and ensure everything is working normally.
The same is true for your family members. Children, seniors, and everyone in-between need to keep up with their routine trips to the dentist.
What Services Do You Offer?
Here at Coyne Dentistry, we are happy to offer a variety of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services to keep your smile healthy and looking beautiful.
A few of our fantastic services include:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Sealants and fluoride treatments
- Teeth whitening
- Root canal therapy, and
- Much more!
No matter your dental need, our team is here to help!
How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?
Our doctors recommend visiting the dentist at least two times per year. During your routine visit, we will clean your teeth and gums and conduct an exam to look for signs of dental problems. Depending on your oral health, we may recommend more frequent visits.
What Do You Check for During Exams?
During your cleaning and exam, our team will check for a variety of potential health issues. We will visually examine your teeth, gums, and oral structure to check for lumps, discoloration, and inflammation. If necessary, we may recommend an X-ray or use intraoral imaging to monitor hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.
Your dentist will also check your lymph nodes and facial muscles for signs of tension. We will examine your bite and look for signs of over-crowding or crooked teeth. Depending on your and your family’s medical history, you may be at risk for certain illnesses and diseases. We will discuss these risks with you during your exam.
Our team at Coyne Dentistry is committed to keeping your teeth healthy for a lifetime. To ensure we provide the best care possible, we are always very thorough during our examinations.
How Do I Know If I Have a Dental Issue?
Long-lasting pain and discomfort in the mouth are never normal. If you are experiencing anything out of the ordinary, such as chronic pain, bad breath, bleeding, inflammation, etc. you may be developing an oral health problem.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please call us right away:
- Chronic or severe pain in the teeth, gums, or jaw
- Inflammation in gums and other soft tissues
- Gums that hurt or bleed easily
- Unusual sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Chronic bad breath
- Chipped, cracked, broken, or worn teeth
- Bumps, lumps, or discoloration
- Chronic headaches and muscle tension
If you think you may be suffering from an oral health issue, please call our office at 937-247-4363. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or schedule a consultation!
How Can I Take Care of My Teeth at Home?
Daily at-home care is just as important to your oral health as going to the dentist. To keep your teeth and gums healthy between visits, we recommend brushing your teeth two or three times a day. Floss regularly to prevent infections from developing between the teeth. If possible, use dental products that contain fluoride. This mineral will help strengthen your enamel and prevent cavities.
We also recommend avoiding dark-colored foods and drinks, as these can cause stains and discoloration. Tobacco products will raise your risk of developing a variety of oral diseases, so please do not consume them regularly. To avoid breaks and cracks, do not chew on hard foods or use your teeth as tools.
Do You Treat Children?
Yes! We are a family-friendly dental practice. Over the years we have worked with generations of patients – young and old. We have designed our office to be comfortable and stress-free for your children. Our friendly team will do everything they can to make sure your little one has a safe and pleasant dental experience!