Your Dental Health is Important
Beyond just maintaining a clean and attractive smile, your mouth offers a window into your overall health. Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria , but with your body’s natural defenses and good oral health, these bacteria remain harmless.
Without proper oral hygiene, however, these bacteria can reach levels that may lead to infections causing tooth decay and gum disease. Studies suggest that these oral bacteria can contribute to various conditions such as heart disease, pregnancy and birth defects, diabetes, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
To protect your oral health, practice good oral hygiene every day; brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eating a healthy diet and limiting between-meal snacks, avoiding tobacco use and regularly scheduling dental checkups and cleanings. Remember, taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health
A dental crown completely caps a natural tooth or dental implant, using a cement to stay permanently in place.
A bridge is a series of connected crowns used to permanently replace one or more missing teeth.
The painless removal of a tooth’s nerve and blood vessels. Pain relief while maintaining a natural tooth is often the best solution.
Ranging from bleaching to composite or crown veneers. Any treatment that enhances the natural beauty of a smile.
One of the many cosmetic and restorative procedures to replace a missing tooth we offer at our Durham practice.
For someone who is in the process of losing their natural teeth, a partial or complete denture can be the ideal replacement to improve one’s quality of life.
Dr. Matthew Johnson and his team will care for all of your dental needs in a comfortable and gentle environment. From the moment you walk in the door until long after your treatment is complete, we strive to give you the best possible dental experience. Dr. Matthew Johnson offers general dentistry services for all members of your family from grandparents to children and everyone in between.