Gumucio Dental has an experienced and compassionate team of dental professionals devoted to giving patients the benefits of maintaining an exceptional program of oral health. The recommended schedule for routine visits to the dentist is every six months for adults and children. Hard-to-reach places are cleaned and common problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are diagnosed in these visits. The following encompasses our comprehensive program of preventive services.
Teeth Cleanings & Oral Hygiene
Your dentist will complete a full oral exam during your visits for teeth cleaning and oral hygiene, to look for signs of common dental problems. Everyone benefits from twice-yearly teeth cleanings, even those who are conscientious about brushing and flossing two times daily. Our advanced dental tools can clean areas that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush or floss.
The most common dental problem is tooth decay. Bacteria tend to cling to teeth on chewing services, where grooves and pits form. Serious damage occurs if decay goes untreated. We recommend dental sealants as a preventive measure. Dental sealant is applied to the surface of teeth, and it dries to form a thin protective barrier that helps prevent tooth decay for years.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are recommended, so that indications of cancer can be identified early. Lives are saved when cancer is prevented from further development. The tragic reality is that one life is claimed by oral cancer every hour, and new diagnoses of oral cancer are made each year. Many times, the disease is discovered only after cancer has spread and reached advanced stages. During your next visit to Gumucio Dental, we will be happy to discuss the benefits of scheduling routine oral cancer screenings.
Nightguards / Bruxism
Teeth grinding is a stress-induced condition called “bruxism.” This is a common condition, and it is a habit done subconsciously during sleep. Grinding can cause serious damage to your teeth, as well as daily discomfort. At Gumucio Dental, we offer custom-made night guards. This revolutionary treatment has proven to be widely effective.
Sportsguards / Mouthguards
We recommend that athletes use custom-made sports guards to protect their teeth. About 40 percent of all sports injuries involve face impaction, and up to 39 percent of all dental injuries occur during sporting activities. We will be happy to discuss with you the importance of wearing a custom-made sports guard during various types of athletic involvement. Visit the offices of Gumucio Dental in Loxahatchee or Belle Glade today to learn more about preventive dentistry.