At Poleski Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
Routine dental cleaning for the entire family is the most important way you can guarantee healthy teeth and gums for you and those you love. It is so important you and your family receive regular dental check-ups and cleanings to ensure their teeth and gums are healthy. Having good oral hygiene is the key to maintaining healthy gums and teeth, so consistent scheduled visits promote a healthier mouth. Poleski Family Dentistry can provide services that cannot be performed at home; such as removing hardened deposits with special tools and procedures.
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At Poleski Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of keeping your mouth healthy and preventing diseases. This form of preventative care is best for maintaining both your teeth and gums, so regular dental examinations are vital to a happy smile. These exams involve a set of routine procedures to cleanse and assess your teeth while also clueing us in on any abnormalities.
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Oral Cancer Screenings
One of the most common, yet ignored, forms of cancer in our country is Oral cancer. This cancer is described by uncontrolled cell growth in oral cavities and/or tissue. Routine check-ups at Poleski Family Dentistry can identify early signs of oral cancer which include lumps around the mouth, neck, or tissue and patches of red or white areas or sores.
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Dentistry for Kids
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
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Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
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Periodontal disease is a condition affecting the teeth and gums and will likely lead to complete tooth loss if not managed well. Unfortunately, this condition does not have any treatment options if not discovered early enough. Though it cannot be cured, we can help patients manage their symptoms.
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At Poleski Family Dentistry, we understand that accidents happen, if you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. Over two million teeth are lost every year in our country, largely due to sporting activities. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
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Night Mouthguards & Bruxism
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) or snoring, we may recommend a night guard. Like a mouthguard, a night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep so it is important to protect them during this time.
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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our joint forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ.
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Do you wake up choking, gasping for breath, or feel like you are being smothered? Then you might need to be assessed for sleep apnea. If you have never head of sleep apnea, it is a sleep disorder that can have a significant negative effect on your health. At Poleski Family Dentistry our trained staff can provide an evaluation and treatment options for sleep apnea.
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Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance are used to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It involves wearing a removable oral appliance over the mouth while sleeping. By wearing the oral appliance, the patient's airway is held open. This can be achieved by either holding the tongue with the device or by supporting the jaw in a forward position.
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To learn more about our family dentistry services call 412 813-3131, and schedule an appointment now!