Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Sore, bleeding gums, bad breath, or receded gums may indicate Periodontal Disease. Eventually, tooth loss occurs. Research has linked gum disease to heart disease, low birth weight babies, stroke, and diabetes. Dr. Barbat provides non-surgical therapy to successfully treat most stages of gum disease.
Dentistry For Children
Your child’s smile is precious. His or her ability to enjoy a healthy smile and a lifetime of natural teeth begins at home. By helping your son or daughter to develop good oral hygiene into their daily routine at an early age, you are giving them a smile that will last a lifetime!
By your child’s first birthday, teeth have already begun to emerge. This is the best time to have your child evaluated. Dr. Barbat can check for signs of decay or jaw irregularities that may contribute to future problems. By detecting problems early, your child can often be prevented the need for more extensive care.
The American Dental Association advises wearing mouthguards for children and adults in most recreational activities to cushion blows that could cause broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw. It is believed that they can also reduce the severity and incidence of concussions.
There are several types of protective mouthguards. While “boil-&-bite” types do not require a dental fitting, the most comfortable are custom-made. Dr. Barbat can also make mouthguards for lower teeth, which are equally vulnerable to damage.