Does time fly or what?! Seems like just yesterday we were wishing everyone, “Happy New Year!” and now January is almost behind us. Before more time passes, schedule the first of your biannual dental checkups today with Rocky Hill, CT, family dentist Dr. Thaddeus Michalski. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone see their dentist at least twice each year in order to prevent dental and oral health problems.
What can you expect at a dental checkup with Dr. Michalski? A lot more than just a cleaning, although that is an important component. We know that you brush and floss regularly at home, but at an in-office cleaning our instruments are capable of removing stains from the surface of your teeth that your toothbrush may not. But in addition to cleaning your teeth, we also carefully examine each one of your teeth looking for cavities. Caught early, a cavity can be more easily repaired with a tooth-colored filling, saving you time and money.
The condition of your gums is a critical indicator of your oral health and your general health, so one of our dental hygienists will measure the depth of your gum pockets and visually examine your gum tissue to determine whether or not you have gum disease. Gingivitis and periodontitis are two of the most common kinds of bacterial infections; estimates are that some 80 percent of American adults have some degree of gum disease. To reverse the effects of this bacterial infection, we offer non-surgical and antibiotic therapy. We’ll also examine your jaw and teeth for signs of TMJ and conduct an oral cancer screening.
Other Services from Your Family Dentist in Rocky Hill, CT
Beyond the preventive dental checkup, Dr. Michalski and his team offer a number of restorative treatments. For example, for patients who are missing teeth, we place dental implants. This excellent tooth replacement option is affixed in the bone beneath the open socket of a missing tooth. Dr. Michalski has achieved Fellowship and Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, so you can rest assured you’re receiving the best care possible.
Beyond the health of your smile, Dr. Michalski also wants to help you maintain the appearance of your smile. With this in mind, our Rocky Hill dental practice offers a number of cosmetic dentistry services, including:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers and Lumineers®
- Cosmetic bonding
- Invisalign® clear braces
- Gum recontouring
- Smile makeovers
Call Our Office Today
Get your New Year off to a smiling start by scheduling a dental checkup or any other treatment with Rocky Hill, CT, family dentist Dr. Michalski. We welcome patients from Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Newington, Wethersfield, Berlin, Hartford, and beyond.