Here at Dr. Allen Tam’s office, we take a special interest in your oral hygiene routine. We truly believe in prevention so that you can avoid many unnecessary oral conditions. A good oral care routine at home can prevent future problems such as decay and Periodontal or gum disease. We work with our patients on home care techniques to support their health and wellness, and Dr. Tam offers examinations, professional dental cleanings, dental x-rays, photos of your teeth so you can see what the doctor sees and customized treatments.
When it comes time for your exam, it is your opportunity to share any of your concerns and questions with Dr. Tam. We encourage you to tell him about any new information regarding your health and any changes you may have noticed when it comes to your teeth and gums.
Then, Dr. Tam will perform a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, bite, and jaw. He will let you know if he notices any changes or anything that needs your attention. That way, the two of you can discuss solutions right away.
Some people maintain the misconception that if nothing is wrong, you don’t need to go to the dentist, but the truth is that periodic oral exams can often help us identify a condition in its very early stages, before it causes pain and inconvenience. Dr. Tam will perform a full exam on each of your teeth as well as your gums, your bite, and the inside of your mouth after your professional dental cleaning.
He will note any changes he sees in your oral health and share any concerns he might have so that together, you can decide on treatment.
It might surprise you to hear that not everyone gets the same type of dental cleaning when they come to our office. We offer a wide variety of cleanings that support the health needs of our patients. From a regular cleaning to periodontal treatment, we tailor your appointment to help you stay healthy.
We also offer a wide range of other types of preventative services such as fluoride treatments. Fluoride helps to strengthen your enamel and prevent tooth decay. It is also beneficial in the treatment of sensitive teeth.
Dental sealants are another affordable and easy dental treatment that can keep you from getting cavities. Dental sealants are white coatings that we apply over the surface of your tooth to create a barrier between food particles, bacteria, and your chewing surface. They can help to prevent decay for up to five years or more before they need replacement. We will monitor your dental sealants at you periodic examinations to ensure they are working properly.
Are you due for your next dental appointment? Call us right away so that we can find a time that works best for you.