Family Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR
Welcome to Our Dental Family!
“Treating people like family” is a slogan that gets thrown around a lot. Taking care of you and your family’s dental care is a large responsibility, and at Dental Solutions in Jonesboro, Arkansas, one that we take on proudly!
Our doctors and staff have over 130 years of experience providing family dental care, and you can add to that the values representative of our area. When we say we will treat you like family, we mean it.
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
It may be a very old saying, but nowhere is this truer than in dental care. Preventative dental care is significantly more than “just a cleaning.” Regular checkups are the foundation of a lifetime of good dental heath.
There are many components to your regular preventative checkups, and all are necessary to ensure your optimal dental health:
- Professional tartar and plaque removal – Our hygienists are the very best at what they do, and cleaning is their business. Once plaque has turned to tartar, it must be professionally removed because no toothbrush or floss will get it.
- Digital dental x-rays – X-rays show us the places on your teeth and surrounding gums that eyes alone can’t see. Cavities in between teeth can be visible on an x-ray at least a year before they are noticeable on visual exam. Areas of bone loss and abscesses can also be detected with x-ray long before they are far enough along to cause pain or problems. All of this means less costly or invasive treatment for you down the road.
- Oral cancer screening – At every visit, an oral cancer screening is done on all of our adult patients. If caught early, oral cancer is far easier to treat than other types of cancer. Because we are already looking around, this is the perfect time to make sure nothing is growing in there that shouldn’t be.
- Home care instruction – We can identify problem areas and give you tips and tools to better clean these at home. Excellent at-home care between checkups is vital to keeping problems from happening.
- Intraoral camera tour of the mouth – Using our intraoral camera technology, we can show you problem areas in your mouth and educate you about them. We can also use this to keep track of areas in your mouth to ensure any conditions don’t worsen.
Convenient Care for You and Your Family
We understand how hard it can be to get you and your family to the dentist, especially if you need to come back for follow-up care. We have three full-time hygienists to help provide more flexible appointment times for you. We can also plan your treatment appointments to fit your needs by grouping more treatment into one appointment or by spacing appointments out to fit your schedule. Friday appointments are also available for those who need them. We also offer emergency appointments daily for the unexpected toothache or broken tooth.
Personalized Care Tailored to Your Needs
Dental care is not one-size-fits-all. As you grow and change in life, so do your dental needs. We work diligently to keep up with those changes and provide you with the care most suited for you. A few examples of this include:
- Kids and young adults – With children’s dental care, it’s all about prevention and getting into good home care routines. We use fluoride varnishes and sealants to help get them through the early years cavity-free. Young adults are in the prime time to start getting tooth decay. Candy, sodas, and energy drinks are at an all-time high at this age. If we cannot prevent cavities completely, we do our best to catch them early and repair them while they are small.
- Expectant mothers – Your body changes dramatically in the ten months you are pregnant. How these changes can negatively affect your mouth are often overlooked during the process. Nausea, common in the first trimester, can cause acid erosion of enamel if severe enough. Increases in hormones and blood production can cause bleeding and swelling of the gums and make it harder for you to keep those areas clean. By understanding the changes as they happen, we can better help you prevent problems.
- Changes as you age – Maturity is generally accompanied by more medicines and small medical conditions. Many of these medicines can cause dry mouth, and some can cause serious healing problems in the mouth. Type 2 diabetes is also associated with a greater risk for periodontal disease and delayed mouth healing. Keeping all these factors in mind can allow us to best plan your care.
A Lifelong Commitment to Your Oral Health
Taking care of your teeth is not just about getting them cleaned, filling a cavity, or brushing and flossing. Your mouth does a lot of work… chewing, talking, and smiling. Wear and tear comes along with all that work.
Even with regular checkups and great home care, things wear out and need attention. Our goal is to provide all of the tools needed to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Call us today at 870-932-3151 to schedule your family’s next appointment!