WHY IS PREVENTION IMPORTANT?
Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. According to the American Dental Association, 80% of adults have some form of periodontal disease. With improper care, infections can start within 1-2 weeks. For maximum benefit, a good home care regimen must be supplemented with a visit to your dentist and/or hygienist at least every six months.
Ultimately, our long term goals are to minimize infections and recognize and treat forces that can lead to premature tooth loss. In addition, we will provide the education necessary to improve your oral health, which in turn leads to better overall health.
Checking your teeth for decay is only a small part of your exam at Aerni Dental. Along with an oral cancer screening, an evaluation of your bite/occlusion will be performed to check for excessive wear. Dr. Aerni and your hygienist will also check your gums (gingiva) for inflammation, tooth mobility and pockets and then examine your mouth for indications of possible cancer, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies. Your hygienist will clean your teeth and encourage you to maintain good oral hygiene. Dr. Aerni and his staff will listen to any issues you may be experiencing or have concerns about and discuss options for treatment.