At TruCare Dental, we provide family dentistry in Albuquerque NM and recommend patients come in for regular cleanings so that we can check on gums and teeth. Having an annual dental checkup is important when it comes to keeping teeth clean and healthy. Catching any gum disease, cavities or problems with teeth early is the best way to fix or reverse any problems happening and before they get worse over time. We provide dental care for adults and children, making our office truly a family friendly practice.
We find that many kids come in for fillings due to cavities. Cavities and tooth decay happen as a result of plaque and tartar buildup that is caused by bacteria in the mouth as well as foods and sugars. Symptoms of cavities can be sensitivity to hot or cold substances, pain, throbbing, swelling of the gums around the tooth or soreness. A cavity can be fixed with a procedure called a filling, to prevent future breakage or cracking. Cavities can lead to tooth loss, the need for a root canal, or worse if not taken care of. Our family dentistry in Albuquerque NM office performs fillings for both kids and adults in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
We also help our patients both young and old learn more about oral hygiene so they can reverse gum disease. We do this by utilizing proper brushing and flossing habits, which are learned at our office for family dentistry in Albuquerque NM. Proper oral hygiene can actually help to alleviate the symptoms of mild forms of gingivitis, which can cause gum swelling, soreness and other problems. If gum disease persists, it can damage the bone and tooth and cause tooth loss or bone loss. The good news is that brushing and flossing twice daily helps to eradicate the plaque and bacteria that contribute to gingivitis.