At our dental office in White Rock, BC family dentist Dr. Rogers and his team love to work with families. We have the experience and demeanor to help patients as young as 2 years old. But we offer comprehensive dental treatments to people of any age.Dr. Rogers on Practical Dentistry
Orthodontic Treatments for Teenagers
Orthodontic treatment moves your teeth to where they belong. It gives you a straight, even smile that everybody loves to have. While teeth never really stop moving, they slow down considerably in the early teenage years. That’s why most people get orthodontic treatments at that time; their teeth are ready.
However, your teens may not need metal braces. At our White Rock/South Surrey, BC dental office, your teen can get Invisalign instead. These clear plastic aligners will help your children have great smiles. Made from clear plastic molded to fit your teen’s teeth in particular, Invisalign is comfortable and almost invisible when worn. It’s also a great adult orthodontic treatment.
Keep Children Free of Cavities
There are two things your kids can do to help avoid tooth decay: eat properly and clean their teeth and gums. When it comes to eating, the bacteria behind cavities love sugar and carbohydrates. That’s why candy and sugary drinks like pop are so bad — they give harmful bacteria exactly what they want. Watch out for hidden sources of sugar, such as pasta sauce, fruit juice, and sports drinks.
Oral bacteria can live off any particles of food or drink left behind in the mouth. That’s why it’s so important to clean your teeth and gums. Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste (if your child is old enough) is vital, but so is flossing and making regular visits to our White Rock/South Surrey, BC dental office.
Avoiding Gum Disease
Cavities are the most common problem people have with their teeth. As such, everybody knows about cavities. Gum disease is another common problem, but one that doesn’t get as much attention or press. This occurs when the same bacteria behind tooth decay irritates or even infects your gum tissue. It can lead to bleeding gums, bone destruction, and even the loss of your teeth.
The best way to avoid gum disease is the same as avoiding cavities. Brush and floss regularly, and make sure you visit our White Rock/South Surrey, BC dental office every six months. Dr. Rogers can use a special deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing to remove plaque, tartar, and the bacteria living there.
Gentle, Caring Family Dentistry
Dental anxiety is a real problem affecting people of any age. However, children tend to be more susceptible because they’re still trying to learn about the world. Strangers can be scary. That’s why we go out of our way to help your family feel comfortable. Our staff knows how to treat you with respect and warmth. Your kids can pick a prize from our “treasure chest” at the end of the appointment. Teens and adult patients can also take advantage of sedation dentistry through oral medication. This prescription will alleviate dental anxiety so you can get through your needed dental treatments.
Keep Your Teeth as You Age
In the past, it was common for older people to lose their teeth. That’s because dental hygiene wasn’t as widely available or as good as it is today. It’s much less common to lose teeth simply due to age. However, it still happens. Gum disease can make your teeth fall out, and poor dental care might require a tooth be removed. With proper care at home and from our White Rock/South Surrey, BC dental office, your teeth can last a lifetime.
Ready to help your whole family have healthy teeth and gums? Call us today at 604-635-1695 ext 1 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment for family dentistry. New patients can always receive a free initial consultation. The free consultation is your chance to meet with Dr. Rogers and his team for a brief visual exam and evaluation. This initial visit will not include X-rays, diagnostic tests, or a teeth cleaning, but we can take care of those things at your next appointment.