Preventing Dental Issues in Lawrenceville, GA
Preventing dental health issues is just as important as treating them when they occur. Doctors Asokan, Finot, and Gudipati are all able to give you the treatments necessary to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and more. Peach Smiles provides patients affordable preventive dental services in Lawrenceville, Duluth, Lilburn, and beyond.
Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning
As per the standard of the dental industry, our dentists provide exams and cleanings to all patients as often as needed. These cleanings remove plaque and tartar, which are buildups of oral bacteria, from the teeth. Because the bacteria within plaque and tartar eats away at teeth, these cleanings prevent tooth decay; they also prevent gingivitis, as plaque and tartar buildup can infect the gums. The examination that accompanies the cleaning helps Peach Smiles notice and diagnose any potential oral health complications before they occur or as early into the complication as possible, helping to prevent more severe damage to your smile.
Additionally, these exams include advice on how to conduct your own hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth, flossing between them, and rinsing the mouth with a non-alcoholic mouthwash are all critical treatments that protect the teeth between your dental cleanings.
Peach Smiles also offers fluoride treatments and sealants to patients of every age. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens and rebuilds the enamel of teeth, preventing them from the wear of oral bacteria and acidic foods. Sealants are plastic coverings which prevent food from getting stuck in the groves of the molars. Oral bacteria feeds off of the remnants of food stuck to teeth, so sealants prevent tooth decay by denying bacteria their fuel.
Oral Cancer Screenings
One of the most serious diseases that can affect your smile is also one of the hardest to notice: cancer. Like elsewhere in the body, oral cancer starts small and damages the health as it grows. Finding affected tissues early is key to protecting your overall health.
As part of our examinations, Drs. Asokan, Finot, and Gudipati also look for signs of oral cancer. The oral cancer exam allows us to spot signs of irregular growth within your smile and monitor their progression. Once cancer has been found within the smile, we will work with specialists to get you the treatment you need.
Contact Us Today!
Peach Smiles offers preventive care as part of our goal of affordable dentistry. If you are in Lawrenceville, Lilburn, or Duluth, call our practice today to schedule your next appointment.