Your oral health greatly affects your overall health, so at Dr. Araceli Silva Family Dentistry, we focus on preventive dentistry in Hamilton. This helps us spot potential problems before they develop into actual problems, and allows us to help you keep your teeth, gums, and your whole mouth in the best of health possible at every stage of life.
We provide total-care preventive dentistry services that strive to instill such good oral health that you will never be troubled with decay or other concerning dental problems. With proper oral care and dental hygiene, your oral health can stay fantastic and contribute to your overall good health! Our many products and services include:
Initial Oral Examinations
During your first visit, we take your history and establish a baseline for your oral health. We provide a complete oral examination, including an oral cancer screening performed by the dentist or a hygienist that checks for precancerous conditions in your mouth. We will perform a periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your bite (occlusion), and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and your oral anatomy.
Teeth Cleaning, Scaling, and Root Planing
A regular periodontal teeth cleaning removes dental plaque, and calculus or tartar, both of which contain bacteria that build up on your teeth. This causes inflammation in your gums and jaw bone. If these deposits are not removed regularly, they can leave permanent visible effects, including bone loss, which can lead to extraction or other measures.
This camera shows a clear picture of the inside of your mouth and helps you understand the situation as the dentist or hygienist explains what treatment is recommended.
You may benefit from a customized, removable appliance that can prevent wear on your teeth surfaces caused by clenching or teeth grinding.
Sports guards are soft, customized plastic appliances worn in the mouth to prevent potential injury to tooth structures while you’re playing contact sports.
Pediatric Dental Care
We love to help create and maintain healthy, gorgeous smiles for our younger patients! We keep appointments lighthearted and fun, focusing on establishing good oral health habits that will last a lifetime.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid caused by plaque and sugar. It strengthens teeth and can even help reverse early decay and decrease sensitivity.
We can help you take a look at your diet and see where changes could be made that would be beneficial to your overall oral health.