Why do you most often visit the dentist? Some people need treatment to address a cavity, or developing gum disease, while others simply wish to improve the appearance of their smiles. Even if your smile is beautiful and healthy, however, visiting your dentist regularly is still mandatory to keep it that way. With a wide range of services designed to restore and maintain healthy smiles of all ages, your Gary, IN general dentist, Dr. Nicholas Cain, can help you ensure that your smile remains one you can be proud to show, even if your oral health suffers from dental damage or disease.
Your most frequent reason for visiting the dentist should be for your six-month dental checkups and cleanings. Routine visits allow Dr. Cain to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums of harmful plaque and tartar, which are rampant with infectious bacteria. He’ll also inspect your oral cavity for enamel erosion, gum recession, or other abnormalities that can indicate the beginnings of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other potentially serious issues.
The Right Restoration for Everyone
Ideally, routine maintenance would be the only reason you visit the dentist. Unfortunately, dental diseases are common, and patients frequently have to seek professional treatment to restore and protect their smiles from infection and extensive injury. For instance, if your tooth exhibits a cavity, then Dr. Cain may recommend a tooth-colored dental filling or a minimally-invasive root canal procedure, depending on the severity of your tooth’s infection. Placing a dental crown over the tooth after the procedure will restore the tooth’s appearance as well as protect it from the pressures of biting and chewing.
Custom-Designed Smile Improvement
Although your teeth and gums are in excellent health, your smile can still be marred by one or more cosmetic issues, such as teeth stains, chips, minor misalignment, or odd spacing that creates holes between your teeth. To help your smile look its best, Dr. Cain offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and lifelike porcelain dental crowns. If you want to reinvent your smile’s look, then Dr. Cain can customize a smile makeover plan consisting of one or more conservative procedures designed specifically for your smile’s enhancement.
About Nicholas Cain, DDS:
As a native of northwest Indiana, Dr. Nicholas Cain is dedicated to providing excellent cosmetic, preventive, and restorative dentistry to the community that raised him. To schedule your family’s next dental appointment, call Healthy Smiles today at 219-938-2637.