Dental Hygiene in West Broward County
At West Broward Dental Associates, we treat small dental issues before they become more complex or expensive to treat. By performing gentle preventive dentistry, we’re able to build a foundation of positive oral health for our patients, who enjoy knowing that the steps they take now in their oral health can reduce the risks they will need restorative dental care later in life.
As your family dentist in Margate, Dr. Asinmaz and his team take the time to perform the gentlest, highest quality teeth cleanings and checkups to assess dental issues and find the best solutions for the wellness of each patient. for any signs of dental issues, like tooth decay or disease. Did you know that over half of adults over the age of 30 have gum disease but don’t even know it? It can lead to tooth loss when not treated!
Oral and Systemic Health
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, presents itself as an inflammation in the gums, yet some adults and children might not feel the symptoms right away. If left untreated, however, what begins as a minor irritation in the gums may lead to periodontitis, which can lead to gum recession and eventual tooth loss. Patients who receive preventive dental care may also reduce risks of systemic health problems such as increased risks for heart disease, diabetes, or low birth weight.
Gum Disease: Know the Signs
Gum disease, such as periodontal disease and gingivitis, is an inflammation caused by a buildup of plaque, a sticky bacteria that builds up and coats the teeth on a daily basis. Poor dental hygiene is often the cause, as well as neglect or improper brushing or flossing. In some cases, diet and medical history may also increase risks for developing signs of gum disease, which may present the following symptoms:
- Red or swollen gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing
- Receding gums, which increases risks of loose teeth and tooth loss
- A change in the bite, or the way teeth fit together when closing the mouth
- The development of an abscess or put between the gums and teeth
- Chronic bad breath or discomfort in the gums and teeth
Your Family Dentist at West Broward Dental Associates
No matter if it has been awhile since your last dental checkup or you’ve had a nagging concern about your dental health, our team is committed to bringing you back to good oral health. Call our office today at 954-975-7900 to schedule your visit or come in today to meet your local family dentist in Margate. We are also proud to serve the communities of Coconut Creek, Parkland, Tamarac, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.
When to Seek Dental Care
In addition to brushing and flossing, regular checkups at the dentist are essential to maintaining positive oral health. Your regular dental exam or teeth cleaning provides your dentist with the opportunity to assess and treat even the difficult-to-reach areas in the mouth. Dental concerns such as cavities (known as dental caries), tooth decay or tooth sensitivity from teeth grinding may be neglected without the professional dental care and insight of your family dentist.
Your Six Month Appointment
Whether you are a new patient or have been with us for years, your six month appointment typically includes a gentle periodontal assessment, teeth cleaning and comprehensive assessment of your dental health. Dental x-rays may also be performed to capture detailed images of the inside structures of the mouth, gums, nerves and teeth. Our staff is exceptionally thorough and will take the time to perform gentle cleanings and answer any of your dental health related questions. Depending on your specific dental needs we will also offer treatment options tailored around what is best for your health and wellness.