Tooth decay and gum disease are widespread oral health problems, which can lead to serious consequences, if left untreated. Fortunately, with advanced preventive care, our Norfolk dentist can stop the onset and progress of dental disease, allowing you and your family to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. At Konikoff Family Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive program of preventive care that includes, professional dental cleanings, comprehensive examinations, and patient education to establish a strong foundation for oral health.
Dental plaque is a sticky film, which gathers continuously around the teeth and gums, and harbors bacteria that feed on sugar. These bacteria produce acids, which eat away at your tooth enamel, causing small holes to form. While a rigorous oral hygiene routine, of brushing and flossing daily, help to combat the detrimental effects of plaque, routine professional care from a dentist is necessary to significantly lower your risk for cavities and gum disease. During a teeth cleaning, our Norfolk dentist removes plaque, tartar and food debris from difficult to reach spots, and will guide you on better techniques for your home-care routine. Learning the importance and responsibility of oral hygiene is especially important for our pediatric patients, as they begin to develop an effective routine for a lifetime of excellent oral health. As an added level of protection against tooth decay for our pediatric patients, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments. As part of our preventive program for patients of all ages, we perform a comprehensive examination of the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure, which allows our dentist to diagnose tooth decay early on, when it is easiest to treat. Treatment for a cavity involves the precise and gentle removal of damaged and decayed tooth structure and the, restoration of the appearance and function of your tooth with a dental filling. At Konikoff Family Dentistry, you can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands. We use the latest generations of the most aesthetically pleasing and durable restorative fillings.
At Konikoff Family Dentistry, our goal is to keep your and your family’s smiles cavity-free. Our Norfolk dentist and compassionate staff prioritize your oral health and look forward to becoming your family’s lifelong oral healthcare provider. To learn more about preventing cavities, or to schedule a checkup, call us today.