Most people know they can go to the dentist if they have a toothache, and for regular cleanings and checkups. But there are other issues we can help you with, at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville.
Dry mouth, formally called xerostomia, is caused by a lack of saliva and can be quite uncomfortable. It also predisposes dental patients to a host of troubles such as cavities and gum disease. A lot of people experience dry mouth because of medications or medical conditions. Make sure you bring a list of current medications with you to your appointment.
Bad breath is usually a result of bacteria build-up in the mouth, and regular trips to your dentist can help you keep your mouth clean and the bacteria count within a sweet-smelling range. Do you have good oral hygiene and still have bad breath? Then your dentist can help you discover the source of your halitosis.
Did you know that some dentists can help with chronic snoring? Oral appliances can treat some forms of sleep apnea.
We also perform oral cancer screenings when they examine a patient. Oral cancer is much harder to treat if it is not detected early.
We may also be able to help you with teeth grinding. Teeth grinding is dangerous for teeth and it can trigger headaches. If you suspect that you grind your teeth at night—make an appointment for an examination.
At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we do a whole lot more than fill cavities. Services include general and family dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!
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