Your initial dental exam at a new dental practice is vital to your continued oral health. In a comprehensive dental exam with our Philadelphia general dentist, we will provide you with all of the information you need to make knowledgeable and intelligent decisions regarding the continued care of your dental health and hygiene. Our welcoming family and general dentists will ask you a variety of questions, such as a list of allergies, adverse reactions to different varieties of anesthesia in case of surgery, smoking and alcohol consumption, medical history, and a host of other questions which you have probably received are your regular medical check-ups.
Our fully licensed and expertly trained Philadelphia general dentist at The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry have made it their mission to provide you with the best oral healthcare possible. The best way to keep any smile healthy is the same that you use to maintain the health and well-being of the rest of your body, by preventing problems before they start. Dental exams are crucial to your health by doing exactly that. In the process of cleaning your teeth, our staff also examines your mouth, looking for any sign of gum inflammation, decay, strength and current conditions of past dental work, such as fillings and implants, and even bone loss. Our knowledgeable staff is very thorough in their work to make sure that nothing goes undetected. Gingivitis, for example, is an inflammation of the gum tissue. In and of itself, gingivitis is not destructive to your mouth, though it can cause gums to be sensitive and swollen. However, if untreated, cases of gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, a highly destructive oral disease which can cause loss of gum tissue, and eventually, loss of teeth. An earlier diagnosis of this and many oral health diseases makes them far easier to treat, and prevents further damage to your smile.
A regular cleaning of your teeth is more than just a way to make your smile brighter, but it is also a preventive measure of many of these dental health issues. No matter how many times you brush and floss a day, your efforts, though healthy, are never enough to cleanse your mouth of the bacteria that lives there naturally. In healthy doses it works to break down food, however, bacteria and plague buildup is the number one cause of gingivitis. That’s why it is important to visit our Philadelphia general dentist, Dr. Norman Tabas, twice a year for an oral cleaning.
Dr. Norman Tabas has been serving the community from his Philadelphia general dentist offices for over thirty years with the latest technology and friendly staff to provide our patients with the best in oral health care. He understands the confusion and anxiety many of us feel at the dentist, and as such Dr. Tabas strives to maintain excellent relationships with each and every one of our patients. Our team at the Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry will work with you to maintain your healthy smile.