Your teeth will last you the rest of your life, barring injury and bad luck, if you take proper care of them. That is what your trusted Hellertown, PA dentist, Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey of Hellertown Dental Group is here to help you do. General dentistry from Hellertown Dental Group will give you the support and guidance you need to keep your teeth healthy and solve any small issues before they become bigger problems.
Why are regular exams and cleanings necessary?
Dental exams and cleanings, as part of our general dentistry services, are our chance to make sure that your teeth are in good working order. During your first visit, you will tour the office and then meet with the hygienist to clean your teeth. This visit may include a fluoride treatment or varnish. You will have X-rays taken of your teeth. We also have options available to see inside your teeth without needing X-rays (CariVu to look inside your teeth, SOPROCARE fluorescence to detect decay in your mouth, and DIAGNOdent cavity detection system). Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey will go over the condition of your teeth and discuss any issues you may be developing. Catching your problems early will make them much easier to treat. This is especially true in terms of the oral cancer screening you will receive during your exam and cleanings.
What causes bad breath?
There are many things that can contribute to bad breath (halitosis). Tweaking your dental hygiene, adjusting your diet, or eliminating a bad habit (tobacco use) are all ways to improve your breath condition. Come see us for a general dentistry check at Hellertown Dental Group to find out how we can help. If your condition is serious, we will refer you to one of our trusted specialists to help you with your breath problem.
Why are my gums sore?
Sore gums may be a sign of the beginning stages of gum disease. Call us at 610-628-9337 to schedule a checkup today. Gum disease can destroy your smile and cause other health problems if left untreated. Get yours taken care of immediately.
Is grinding my teeth bad?
Grinding or clenching your teeth is called bruxism, and it can contribute to the development of a TMJ disorder. A mouthguard from our top-notch Hellertown, PA dentist can help save your teeth and your jaw from the effects of chronic bruxism.
Are my migraines dental-related?
One of the symptoms of a TMJ disorder, or TMD, is migraines or headaches. Come see us at Hellertown Dental Group to find out what can be done to solve your migraine problems. Often, we recommend an oral device to reposition your jaw, taking pressure off it and therefore eliminating the jaw pain that can lead to headaches.
How do you treat sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea can be a very hard condition to deal with. Not only can the associated loud snoring keep you and your partner awake, but sleep apnea can lead to a host of health problems. A custom TAP oral appliance from Hellertown Dental Group can give you the relief and sleep you need. Call us today.
What are the benefits of using an athletic mouthguard?
An athletic mouthguard protects your teeth while you are enjoying your favorite sports. They remove worry about possible injury and allow you to play more freely. The mouthguard also acts like a kind of shock absorber in your mouth that will help reduce the risk of concussion during contact sports, like football and wrestling.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey for general dentistry services and more, call Hellertown Dental Group office today at 610-628-9337. You can also schedule your appointment using our online form.