At Yoneda Dental, the office of Dr. Sumie Yoneda, we emphasize taking a preventive approach to dental care. We recommend coming in twice a year for a thorough cleaning and comprehensive examination at our state-of-the-art Kahului dentist office to prevent the accumulation of dental plaque, and to detect and treat oral health conditions. Dental plaque is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is a sticky film that continuously accumulates in the mouth and harbors bacteria that feeds on sugar. By brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods you’re taking an important step to prevent the buildup of plaque before it can harden and calcify, which is how plaque turns into tartar, which is more difficult to remove.
When plaque accumulates below the gum line, it can lead to periodontal disease. In its earlier stage, periodontal disease can be treated with scaling and root planing. Scaling removes plaque from below the gum line, while root planing smooths the roots of teeth to prevent plaque from depositing there. As part of your checkup at our state-of-the-art Kahului dentist office, we will perform a thorough clinical examination using diagnostic films, if needed, to detect any developing oral health conditions. Catching dental and periodontal disease early allows your dentist to deliver the most straightforward, effective course of treatment.
During a professional teeth cleaning, Dr. Yoneda removes the plaque and tartar from difficult to reach spots in your mouth. Since children can be more susceptible to cavities, we recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which are proven to reduce their risk of tooth decay.
When you have a Kahului dentist office you can rely on, it makes it easier to keep up with preventive checkups. At Yoneda Dental, our goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. To learn more, and to schedule an appointment, please call our office today.