Preventive Dentistry In Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Over 40% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, but they don’t even know it. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental checkups to make sure you have a healthy mouth and overall wellness. During your checkup, Dr. Ma will look for signs of dental decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other oral health problems that might need special attention.
If during your checkup Dr. Ma finds an issue that needs to be addressed, we offer a variety of restorative dental treatments that can be completed in our office, so there’s no need for us to refer you to a specialist at another office.
Parents are advised by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) to make dental appointments for their children to have a checkup every six months. The AAPD recommends these visits start with a specialized pediatric dentist when your child is 1 year old.
Around age 5, your child can begin to see Dr. Ma for their routine check-up and cleaning. These visits allow Dr. Ma to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and make sure you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child. Dr. Ma may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities or if they are showing signs of other orthodontic problems that need to be monitored.
Are you grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep? When you chronically grind your teeth, it wears down their protective enamel. Once enamel is gone, you are vulnerable to more serious oral damage, like cavities and fractures.
A night guard is a type of mouthguard that fits over your teeth to cushion them. This way, your teeth wear down the night guard rather than their enamel. Night guards can also give your jaw the rest it needs while you sleep.
Dr. Ma will ensure your custom-made night guard fits comfortably during your visit so you can get the best results possible, and protect your teeth while you sleep.