January 13, 2016
Millions of US adults with dental insurance choose to forego regular preventive dentistry visits. Patients give numerous reasons why they avoid our office, but some of the most common are dental fear or anxiety, financial stress, and lack of time. At Aspen Dental Care, we invite you and your family to reconsider making visits to our office twice a year part of your routine. Not only are patients who visit us regularly more likely to keep healthy, natural smiles for a lifetime, but regular office visits actually assist in diminishing dental anxiety and save patients time and money.
October 3, 2015
In recent years, the dental field has shifted its focus from treating oral health issues to preventing dental concerns. This preventive focus allows dentists to diagnose and treat oral health issues at the earliest possible stage meaning more people than ever before are able to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. At Aspen Dental Care, Dr. Shiloh Lindsey recommends twice annual dental checkups and cleanings in order for patients to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health, and protect their smiles from more severe dental damage down the line.
May 13, 2014
With many things in life, in order to have a healthy result, it is important to have a healthy foundation. Many people think as long as their teeth are straight, aligned, and bright, that they are healthy. Unfortunately for your smile, not enough attention is paid to your gums, which are one of the most important aspects of a healthy smile. Dr. Shiloh Lindsey knows how important your gums are to a healthy smile, which is why she offers periodontal therapy to her patients.
Periodontal disease affects over 80% of the population, which makes it one of the most common diseases facing the population. One thing that may be shocking is that many people may not even be aware that they are living with periodontal disease,subjecting their gums to continuous infection and deterioration. A few of the most common warning signs that you may have periodontal disease are swollen gums, tenderness, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, and loose teeth. If periodontal disease goes untreated, it can lead to an increased risk in stroke, heart disease, dementia, and more.
When you come in for your appointment with Dr. Lindsey, she will first handle your periodontal disease with scaling and root planing. This allows her to remove the plaque and tartar from below your gum line and, therefore, removing all of the harmful bacteria in areas that your toothbrush and flossing cannot reach. We will also smooth the root surfaces, which makes it more difficult for tartar to develop on your smile. We will give you some antibiotics and then end the appointment with simple instructions and tips on how to better care for your gums. If you’re interested in how Dr. Shiloh Lindsey is able to help you with your periodontal disease, make an appointment at our office, and we’d be more than happy to help.