Dentist in Wilsonville, OR
Is a visit with Dr. Michael Lorio on your calendar? An appointment at Town Center Dental Care in Wilsonville, OR, offers many oral health benefits, including these important advantages.
Healthier Teeth and Gums
You may have a cavity right now and not even know it. When cavities are small, they usually don't cause any pain. Unfortunately, by the time you do experience a toothache, your cavity will be fairly large. Large cavities weaken teeth and may make it more likely that you'll need a crown to strengthen your tooth or will need a root canal in the future.
When you visit the dentist every six months, tooth decay can be treated before it can ruin your smile. Checkups also include cleanings that remove plaque and tartar, substances that can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Every time you take a sip of cola or coffee, dark pigments in those drinks seep into microscopic openings in your tooth enamel. Eventually, the pigments can make your teeth look dull and yellow. Eating or drinking anything that contains dark pigments, including tea, red wine, blueberries, soy sauce, sports drinks, candy, or popsicles, can cause stains.
The teeth whitening gel your dentist uses breaks apart and removes stains in your tooth enamel in about an hour. Most people notice a three- to eight-shade improvement in the color of their teeth after whitening.
A More Attractive Smile
Your dentist also offers several treatments that can improve the appearance and function of your teeth, including bonding, veneers, and crowns. Bonding involves applying a small amount of flexible material to your teeth, then hardening it with a curing light. Veneers are thin shells applied to the fronts of teeth, while crowns fit over the tops of teeth.
The treatments can hide damage, restore broken teeth, conceal discolorations, and slight gaps between teeth, and even change the shape and length of teeth.
No More Gaps
Replacing lost teeth improves your appearance, makes chewing more comfortable, and prevents your other teeth from shifting. Tooth restoration options include bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
A Simple Solution for Sleep Apnea
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines offer an effective way to treat sleep apnea, but getting used to the machines can be difficult. Fortunately, an oral device available at the Wilsonville dental office offers another way to treat sleep apnea. The device repositions your jaw and prevents your tongue from blocking your airway while you sleep.
Do you need to schedule a dental visit?
Call your dentist in Wilsonville, OR,
Dr. Michael Lorio of Town Center Dental Care, at (503) 682-9191 to make an appointment!