Our team at the dental practice of Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. works very hard to help you and your family members prevent major dental issues. In order to do so, we happily provide the following dental services for your benefit:
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Exams &Cleanings
- Dental Implants
- Dental Sealants
- Mouth Guards
- Root Canal Treatment
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
- Snore Guards
With these services, we are able to restore the health of your tooth, replace a missing tooth, and prevent major dental issues that could completely destroy your oral cavity. To help you prevent dental issues and have a positive dental experience, we strongly recommend coming into our office every six months for a professional dental exam and cleaning. If you attend these appointments, we are able to prevent gum disease, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. This is also a great chance for your dentist to identify and treat any problems at the early stages of development.
We also strongly recommend participating in a daily oral hygiene routine, which should include brushing your teeth when you wake up and when you go to bed, flossing your teeth at least once a day, and using a fluoride treatment our mouth rinse daily. If you do these things, your mouth will be thoroughly cleaned every day and your teeth will have the strength they need to survive.
For more information on general and family dentistry in Staunton, Virginia, please give us a call!
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The main reason for these grim statistics, is not because oral cancer is hard to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late-when it is in its advanced stages. As your dentist, I am dedicating myself to do everything that I possibly can to reduce these alarming oral cancer statistics one patient at a time. That’s why I recently invested in a new, advanced screening device that will enable me and my team to perform a detailed oral exam on our adult patients with far more accuracy than we ever could in the past. The device, which is called Identafi, is about the size of a power tooth brush, and uses three different wavelengths of light to help detect any suspicious areas in the mouth that would be impossible for us to see with our naked eyes. These suspicious areas, upon further evaluation, are usually benign, but I think you’ll agree that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. During your next hygiene examine will be performing a thorough Identafi examination and we will gladly answer any and all questions. If it has been a while since your last appointment, I recommend that you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.