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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventative Dentistry

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Preventative Dentistry

Gum disease or gingivitis is a widespread problem and affects half of all US adults over the age of thirty. It isn’t that gum disease is difficult to treat in its early stages; it’s that symptoms often go unnoticed, or you may not have any symptoms at all to alert you to a problem.

It’s essential to treat gingivitis at our Green Bay dental office as soon as we detect it because it is very destructive to your oral health. Without treatment, gingivitis can quickly escalate to periodontitis. This is the advanced form of gum disease that attacks your gums and other structures that support your teeth.

Gingivitis is typically easy to treat in its early stages and involves a thorough dental cleaning with one of our skilled hygienists. She will brush and floss all surfaces of your teeth, especially those areas that your brush can’t reach.

Plaque that remains on your teeth develops into a hard, mineral-like substance called tartar, and only a hygienist can remove it using instruments designed for that purpose. We’ll also review your brushing and flossing habits and offer tips for improving them and getting the most out of your oral hygiene routine at home.

With preventative dentistry at our Green Bay dental office, including routine exams and teeth cleanings, we can help you avoid gum disease. If you do develop gum disease, however, we’re here to provide the treatment you need, and we will never judge you.

If you notice symptoms of gingivitis like bleeding or swollen gums, call us to schedule a dental cleaning so we can get you back on the road to excellent oral health.

Toothbrush and dental tools | Dentist in Green Bay A dental filling is a treatment typically recommended when your tooth has decay or a cavity. Each individual’s need vary and some fillings require more time than others. We provide our patients with tooth-colored dental fillings, which can be completed In one visit, ranging from 30 mins up to 2 hours. During your appointment, Dr. Chad will administer local anesthesia for your comfort and will remove any damage and decay from your tooth. The dental filling is placed where the decay was present to strengthen and protect your natural tooth.

Tooth Colored Fillings in Green Bay

The filling material is bonded to the tooth with special curing lights. Tooth-colored fills have the ability to match the shade or color of your surrounding teeth for a natural looking result.

Dental Tools on a Tray | Top Dentist in De Pere You can expect the following steps when you go to your dentist in Green Bay for a teeth cleaning:

A Visual Examination

In most dental offices, a hygienist performs the dental cleaning, and before he or she gets started, they will conduct an examination of your entire mouth. Your hygienist will use a small dental mirror to look at your teeth and gums, watching for signs of gum disease or other problems.

The Removal of Plaque and Tartar

Using special dental tools designed for this purpose, the hygienist will scrape away plaque and tartar that has built up around the gum line. Tartar tends to build up in certain areas—particularly behind the front bottom teeth—so the hygienist might have to do additional scraping there. Even the most diligent flossers and brushers will have plaque that builds up and turns to tartar, but the better your home care, the less scraping there will be.

The Deep Cleaning

Once your teeth are free of most of the tartar, a gritty substance will be brushed on your teeth with a high-powered electric brush. This will remove any remaining tartar as well as surface stains on your teeth. The hygienist will then floss your teeth and rinse away any remaining debris.

If it’s been a while since your last dental cleaning, call FoxView Dental to make an appointment!

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GREAT NEWS!!!  Dr. Chad and the amazing Fox View Dental Team are back in the office as of Monday, May 18th!!!  We’ve missed you!  We are resuming our regular office hours 7:30-4:30, Monday through Thursday. We are progressively opening and working toward our new norm being completely in place on June 1st.  We look forward to contacting and sharing additional details with you soon!