Protect Your Smile
Many patients don’t prioritize their oral hygiene enough — in fact, some patients don’t even brush and floss their teeth every day. Without a proper oral care regimen, you’re putting yourself at risk for health problems, including:
- Cavities/tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Oral cancer
Excess bacteria in your mouth also increases your risk for heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and other complications. Thankfully, Dr. Kovacevic and our team provide comprehensive dental care to help you maintain healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
We take pride in offering thorough hygiene appointments to all our patients — these visits typically include brushing, flossing, polishing, and scanning your teeth, in addition to examining your smile for any changes. It’s essential that you schedule these cleanings no less than every six months, so we can identify and treat any potential issues before it’s too late.
Gum Disease Treatment
When harmful bacteria get trapped under your gumline, this can lead to gum disease. Symptoms of gum disease include inflammation, redness, and bleeding. If you notice that your gums are bleeding when you brush your teeth, this is very likely an indication of gum disease and you should visit our office as soon as possible for treatment.
In its early stages, gum disease can be treated relatively easily with scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning. The further your gum disease is allowed to progress, the more difficult it will become to treat, so it’s important that you don’t delay seeking treatment if you notice any symptoms.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Another important service we provide during regular check-ups is an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer is a deadly disease that can potentially be fatal. Common warning signs of oral cancer include discolored patches or unusual lumps appearing anywhere in your oral cavity. Without regular checkups, these signs can easily go unnoticed until it’s too late.
That’s why we use our Oral ID light sensor to detect any abnormal growths in your mouth. By catching these issues early, we can help to get you treatment right away and prevent the disease from advancing to a severe stage. If you notice anything suspicious at home, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us right away.
Maintain Your Smile with Dr. Kovacevic
Quality preventative dental care is crucial to your overall health. By protecting your mouth from the effects of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer, we’ll ensure that your smile stays healthy and beautiful for many years to come. Contact our practice in Greensburg today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kovacevic.