One Dentist for Your Whole Family
Family dentist? General dentist? What’s the difference between the two? Well, your family dentist in Bradford, ON, Dr. Michael Laureola, family dentistcares for children through adults in their senior years. Like a general dentist, he and his staff at South Simcoe Dental Care work to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems before they start. The difference is that Dr. Laureola treats entire families and gets to know their habits and potential problems. Read more about what family dentistry involves.
Plaque and tartar
They result from a lifestyle. Yes, when we eat too much process sugars and starchy carbs, soft residues collect on teeth and gums. Eventually, they harden into hard calculus, or tartar, which pushes gums out of position, forming bacteria-filled pockets. Besides gum disease (gingivitis to periodontitis), plaque and tartar contain oral bacteria which cause cavities.
Dr. Laureola asks to see all his patients–from babies on up–twice a year for exams, cleanings, and X-rays. These services scrape away plaque and tartar, spot decay and periodontal problems early and look for:
- Oral cancer
- Bite and alignment problems (which can be inherited)
- Problems with existing crowns, fillings, bridges, and other dental work
- Proper eruption of baby and secondary teeth, including those pesky wisdom teeth at adolescence
Whatever oral health problems you and your loved ones tend toward, Dr. Laureola will formulate treatment plans to keep them at bay. He’ll suggest ways for you all to improve your oral hygiene habits and your diet, too. Both children and adults may benefit from the application of plastic sealants and fluoride treatments to avoid decay and keep tooth surfaces strong.
Fillings, bridgework, dentures, dental implants–they are a part of life. By the age of 19, 59 percent of young people have had some degree of dental decay, says the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and that percentage only increases with age.
However, families can be encouraged by their dentist’s vigilance and modern restorative services. Your family dentist in Bradford offers an amazing array of treatments, including crowns, bridges, dental implants, dentures, root canal therapy, white fillings, scaling and root planing (gum disease therapy) and of course, emergency dentistry. Parents, keep our phone number handy in case your child (or you) have a pressing dental concern. We’ll help you quickly and accurately!
Patients of all ages want good-looking smiles. As such, South Simcoe Dental Care offers many cosmetic dental treatments. From light-activated teeth whitening by Spa Dent, to composite resin bonding (a great repair for a youngster’s chipped teeth) and porcelain veneers, your smile can get the boost it needs and be healthy, too.
Find your family dentist in Bradford
To arrange for routine exams and cleanings, please call the office team at Simcoe Dental Care. We’ll get your whole family in for appointments that are convenient to your busy schedule. Call (905) 778-9339.