Your oral health is our priority at Heritage Dental Group. We recommend that you keep a daily oral hygiene routine to ensure against gum disease, cavities, and infections. We encourage our patients to use fluoridated products and to brush twice, floss once, and use rinses every day. If you take good care of your teeth and gums, then your general dentistry appointment with Dr. Cheryl Smith should go well!
At our general dentistry office in Rockwall, we can examine your mouth and temporomandibular joints to determine if you have any issues with improper bites, clenching, or grinding. If your jaw hurts, you have pain in your neck and shoulders, or you notice your teeth getting worn, it’s likely you have TMJ issues that we can address with specific treatments.
Gum disease not only affects your oral health, but can also cause issues with your overall wellbeing. The bacteria that cause gum disease and plaque have also been linked to heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Gum disease is the number one reason that American adults lose their teeth. Sometimes, gum disease is the result of neglected oral hygiene, but in some cases, genetics, cancer therapies, and pregnancy, can also contribute to the risk of gum disease. At Heritage Dental Group, we can use our general dentistry knowledge to assess your current oral health, and if needed, we can perform periodontal therapy. Periodontal therapy removes calculus from above and below the gum line and restores your gums to their prime.
At Heritage Dental Group, our general dentistry options will ensure your oral health. We also provide a wide array of cosmetic and restorative dentistry services for Rockwall, Rowlett, and Mesquite. Book your dental appointment now!