General Dentistry in Wesley Chapel
Preventive care is the key to having a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Dr. Luz Hernandez offers the following general dentistry services in Wesley Chapel:
Comprehensive Evaluation / Oral Examination
The old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds particularly true for your dental health!
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months for an oral examination and dental cleaning. Even if you are not experiencing any dental pain or oral health issue Dr. Luz Hernandez recommends that you have regular dental checkups and regular dental cleanings. “Detecting dental issues early and treating them in a timely manner before they become a bigger problem has always been our goal.” Dr. Hernandez and her team will work closely with you to ensure that you maintain the highest level of preventative oral health care.
The Oral Examination includes:
- Oral Cancer Screening: a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck to look for soft tissue irregularities or lesions.
- A thorough review of your medical history is an essential part of our comprehensive and oral examination. Our goal is to help you minimize or prevent systemic diseases that are caused or are exacerbated by the presence of oral infections.
- X-rays: We take x-rays when needed to help us detect cavities. We follow the ADA guidelines and we take x-rays every 12 to 24 months depending on the need.
- Periodontal Evaluation: We evaluate your gums and the surrounding bone structure which holds your teeth in place. This evaluation is closely related to the review of your medical history.
Also known as oral prophylaxis. Regular dental cleanings will help you prevent gingivitis, bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity, tooth staining, bad breath, tooth decay, and many other dental problems.
Dr. Luz Hernandez and her team of highly experienced registered dental hygienists will make sure that you get a thorough dental cleaning every six months. Your oral health, comfort, and Preventative care are our utmost priority.
Occlusal Guards / Splints
The occlusal guards or splints we make at our office are more comfortable and effective than store-bought options, protecting the lips, gums, teeth, and arches from injury.