At Gregory J. Gorman, DMD, we provide an extensive range of dental services that treat each and every member of the family, from infants to grandparents. Family dentistry revolves around the prevention of potential dental complications. Here at Gregory J. Gorman, DMD, we believe that prevention is extremely important. If you or any other member of your family are searching for professional dental services, we’re here for you.
We are licensed to perform professional cleanings which we recommend at least once or twice a year in addition to daily brushing and flossing – to keep your oral health in top shape.
It is recommended that an individual should visit their dentist twice a year to get a check-up. During this checkup, not only does our dentist Dr. Gregory J. Gorman, DMD do professional cleaning during the routine checkup, but they also carry out a detailed exam of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues.
Your dentist will discuss your dental health history and examine certain areas of your mouth for indicators of mouth or throat cancer. Visiting your dentist for routine checkups helps with early detection and improves treatment effectiveness.
Professional dental care is important to keep your child’s health in good shape. Your child’s first dental appointment should be after their first teeth erupt or right before their first birthday. Regular dental appointments for your child are a great way to monitor their oral health.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps fight tooth decay. It is natural for teeth to constantly lose and gain minerals through demineralization and remineralization. Tooth decay occurs when you lose more minerals than you gain. We provide professional fluoride treatment that helps the remineralization process, preventing potential tooth decay.
Your gum tissues are just as significant as your teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Periodontal disease is basically caused by an infection in the gums caused by bacteria that results in red, swollen, and bleeding gums. The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to catch it early. If we detect gum disease during your dental visit, we will likely suggest a scaling and root planing procedure to make your gums healthy again.
If you are an active participant in physical activities, such as sports, you face a higher risk of injury and dental trauma. In such cases, a mouthguard is important for you to protect your teeth. Night guards are recommended for those who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding). We especially recommend night guards for those who grind their teeth during sleep.
A dental sealant is a plastic coating typically applied to the surface of premolars and molars to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Since these teeth generally possess deep grooves, they are quite hard to clean. In some cases, the grooves are so extremely thin that the toothbrush bristles can’t reach them either. So, not only does a dental sealant provide more brushing surface, but it also seals off your teeth enamel from harmful bacteria.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) allows an individual to move the joints of their mouth. Any issues that prevent one from using this joint properly are known as temporomandibular joint disorder. Here at Gregory J. Gorman, DMD, we provide treatments to alleviate pain or discomfort associated with TMJ.
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