Did you know that oral cancer is among the top three most common oral health problems in the country? When it’s left to progress and spread to other areas of your body, it can become life-threatening and harder to treat. That’s why our team at Bell Road Dentistry conducts semi-annual oral cancer screenings at each of your routine appointments. Our goal is to spot the symptoms as early as possible to increase your chances of successfully treating the disease.
Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that comes from rocks and can also be found in some fresh fruits and vegetables and even the air. Cities have added it into their local water sources for decades because it has been shown to strengthen your enamel, which is the protective, outermost layer of your teeth, and prevent cavity formation. If you don’t receive enough of this mineral in your daily diet, we also offer fluoride treatments, which are fast, easy, and painless ways to strengthen your smile and keep your teeth healthy.
When you wake up in the morning, is your jaw tense? Do you have a dull and thumping headache or neck pain? These are all signs that you may be clenching and grinding your teeth at night. If you’re not careful, this condition (bruxism) can result in dental damage and jaw joint dysfunction, known as TMD. We offer customized protective mouthguards that you can put in before you go to bed to protect your smile from harm.