Dental Exams & Cleanings
Your oral health matters more than you may think. While visiting a dentist in Highlands Ranch, CO might seem like it only helps to protect the health of your teeth and gums, research actually shows that a connection exists between our oral and overall health.
Patients who experience tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss have a significantly higher risk for developing a range of chronic health problems that include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer. While brushing and flossing can help to lower your risk for the types of oral problems most responsible for the development of dental decay and disease, a healthy smile requires scheduling regular exams and cleanings with your family dentist in Highlands Ranch, CO.
Dental exams provide Dr. Blalock the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the current state of your oral health. Using digital X-rays and a comprehensive oral examination, Dr. Blalock will develop a custom treatment plan designed to help maintain and improve your oral health. Exams also provide Dr. Blalock the chance to conduct an oral cancer screening. Early detection plays a key role in increasing a patient's chances of fully recovering from an oral cancer diagnosis.
Dental cleanings allow our team of gentle dental hygienists to remove plaque and tartar deposits that have built upon the surface of your teeth and along the gum line. When allowed to remain on our teeth, tartar contributes to gum inflammation, which then leads to the development of gum disease and gum recession.
At Aloha Dental, we believe that a healthy smile matters. Enjoy a renewed confidence in your smile by contacting our office today to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning with Dr. Blalock.
Dental sealants work to prevent the development of tooth decay by effectively "sealing" a tooth away from the oral bacteria most responsible for cavities. Made of a clear resin, Dr. Blalock applies sealants to a patient's teeth by gently spraying the material onto the desired treatment areas, usually the back molars. Once in place, sealants provide years worth of protection from the harmful effects of tooth decay that can negatively impact the long-term health of a patient's smile.
For younger patients who lack the attention to detail and manual dexterity required to properly clean these hard to reach areas of the mouth, dental sealants offer parents an affordable and safe option for helping to protect the health of their child's teeth and smile for years to come.
Whether you have a child participating in extracurricular sports or you enjoy playing basketball at the local park, every athlete engaged in a potential contact sport needs to protect their oral health with the use of a mouthguard. Inadvertent contact to the head or face can cause permanent damage to occur to an athlete's oral health that could have been avoided if wearing a custom-mouthguard created by Dr. Blalock.
Unlike an over-the-counter boil and bite mouthguard, a custom-guard provides the improved comfort, stability, and protection you need to play with confidence. Don't let the heat of competition ruin your smile. Contact our office to schedule your custom-mouthguard fitting with Dr. Blalock.