Tobin Dental News

You Know The Drill! Or Do You?

added on: December 13, 2013 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin

Many patients think that drilling away decay and filling cavities in teeth are an all-or-nothing matter. Those patients who hold this view may be surprised to learn that they have it in their power to reverse some instances of dental decay and avoid the drill entirely. The key point to remember is that regular dental checkups in Garden City enable the dentist to identify tooth decay in its earliest stages. At this point, when the acid produced by bacteria-laden plaque has only partially penetrated the outer enamel surface, the damage can be reversed with better adherence to home oral care (brushing and flossing) and applications of fluoride that encourage calcium and phosphates in the saliva to “remineralize” the tooth surface.

Preventive dentistry is our goal for every patient. Preventive dentistry may not be where we start every patient, but it’s where we would like to finish. It involves daily care, good nutrition, and periodic check-ups and cleanings that maintain good dental health already achieved. Oral health is a longterm commitment we share with each patient. Please call us to schedule an appointment. We provide comprehensive care, prevention, and maintenance for a lifetime of smiles. Our welcoming and modern office focuses on each individual patient, attention to detail, and a passion for excellence. We offer a complete selection of procedures from simple teeth whitening to total smile makeovers. We can give you a smile you’ll be proud to show.