Posts for category: Oral Health

By Page Family Dentistry
March 13, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentistry  

Even with numerous advancements in dental technology, and a greater selection of cosmetic and oral hygiene care products than ever family dentistrybefore, the fundamentals of maintaining good oral health remain the same - brush and floss every day, and visit the dentist regularly for an oral exam and dental cleaning. Drs. Lawrence and Marc Page, of Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI, recommend scheduling a checkup approximately every six months to keep your family's oral health on track, and to catch problems like tooth decay and gingivitis as early as possible. Page Family Dentistry offers cosmetic and general dental services for the entire family.

Family Dentistry in Providence, RI

Coordinating schedules and juggling activities can be challenging for busy families, which can sometimes lead to putting dental appointments on the back burner until something goes wrong. A family dentist offers all the services you need in one practice, for both adult and pediatric patients.

When Should You See a Family Dentist?

A dental exam and cleaning are a good place to start. During the dental exam, your dentist will identify any problem areas and recommend follow-up treatment if necessary. The most common general dentistry treatments include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canal treatment
  • Scaling and root planing (deep cleaning procedure to remove excessive bacterial and tartar build-up under the gum line)
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Sealants (placed over the surface of your child's teeth to smooth out ridges and make it easier to brush and prevent cavities
  • Dentures
  • Extractions
  • Dental emergencies

A family dentist can also take care of your cosmetic dental needs, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic bonding and contouring
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth (enamel) colored fillings

Find a Dentist in Providence, RI

Whether you need to have a cavity filled, or would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry options to improve how your teeth look, contact Page Family Dentistry by calling (401) 421-9350 to schedule an appointment today.

By Page Family Dentistry
January 26, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Isn’t it about time you gave your smile a little routine TLC to prevent dental problems in the future?

Did you know that most common oral health issues like decay and gum disease are completely preventable with the proper care? That’s preventative dentistryright! Most people can protect their smiles for the long run just by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting their Providence, RI family dentists, Drs. Lawrence and Marc Page, every six months.

Why are these dental visits so important?

While it seems like there is always a debate about how often someone should visit the dentist, it’s important to talk to us about when to come in for routine checkups. The average healthy adult should visit our Providence dentist every six months for cleanings. If you are at high risk for dental problems you may need to come in more frequently. Cleanings help us remove plaque and tartar, which are responsible for decay and gum disease.

Through a physical exam, cleaning and x-rays (performed once a year) we can easily spot issues or potential problems and take care of them right away when they are much simpler to treat. We can also monitor small spots of decay to make sure they don’t turn into cavities. That’s why coming in to see us regularly is so important to your oral health.

How should I care for my smile between visits?

Of course you shouldn’t neglect your smile between visits. There is so much you could be doing to protect your teeth and gums. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day (ideally, after every meal) for a minimum of 2-3 minutes each time. And it’s time to toss your toothbrush and buy a new one when the bristles become frayed.

You also don’t want to forget about flossing. If you floss daily you are on the perfect track to good oral health. When you floss doesn’t matter as long as you do it every day, but, ideally, you’ll want to floss at the end of the evening before you brush your teeth.

Did you know that eating a balanced diet is also part of having a healthy smile? By limiting sugar and simple carbs and turning to proteins, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy and legumes (and don’t forget to drink enough water every day!) your smile will get all the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong.

Don’t wait until problems have happened to get the proper dental treatment in Providence, RI. Turn to Page Family Dentistry today to get the preventive dental care you need.

By Page Family Dentistry
January 30, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  

Are you Considering Veneers to Boost your Smile?

Veneers are a great way to give you that smile you have always wanted. If you have always felt self-conscious about your smile, then you should consider veneers. Dr. Marc Page, D.M.D. and Dr. Lawrence Page, D.M.D. are here in Providence to help you get that smile you have always desired.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a thin piece of porcelain that permanently fit directly over your teeth to improve the way they look. Veneers can be used to cover chipped, discolored, uneven, irregularly shaped, or crooked teeth. Veneers are used to make your smile look better.

Am I a Candidate for Veneers?

The dentist will assess the general health of your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. He will look for the following when making the determination:

  • No dental decay
  • No gum disease
  • You do not grind or clinch your teeth
  • You have a properly aligned bite
  • You have enough healthy enamel to support the veneers
  • You practice good oral hygiene habits
If you are a smoker, veneers may not be the best choice for you. Talk with us and we will help you determine what the best options are for improving your smile.
 
Am I too Young for Veneers?
 
If you are a teenager wanting to enhance your smile, the dentist will evaluate you to determine if your facial bones, teeth, and gums have developed fully. If veneers are placed on your teeth before you have stopped growing, the veneer can pull away from your gum line, showing your natural teeth. This will result in an unappealing smile and a need to have the veneers redone.
 
At Page Family Dentistry in Providence, we want to help get you that smile you have always dreamed of. Call us today at (401) 421-9350 to make appointment to turn that dream into a reality!

The holidays are often the busiest time of the year. We often have so much on our mind including get-togethers with family, last minute shopping and the millions of other little things that pop up every day. Even though we are busy, we all should remember to take time out to focus on health issues and remember to instill healthy habits. Take time out of your day to improve your dental health.
So, what can you do this holiday season to promote better oral hygiene?

Visit your dentistBrush Teeth
You should see your family dentist every six months for routine cleanings. Once a year we will also run X-rays to make sure that teeth are developing properly and that both gums and bones look healthy. During your cleaning, we can also remove troublesome tartar buildup that your at-home toothbrush just can’t remove. Plus, these visits also give you the chance to talk to us about your hygiene and ask any questions you may have.

Brush those teeth
You should be brushing twice a day for at least two to three minutes each time. Not sure if you are brushing for that long? Set a timer on your phone so you can ensure that you’re brushing long enough. However, don’t just focus on the length of time, also focus on effectiveness. Really make sure you brush all surfaces of your teeth, getting around those hard-to-reach spots, and also brushing your tongue.

Don't forget to floss
Did you know that flossing is the best way to prevent gum disease? While gum disease is completely preventable with proper oral hygiene, it still affects almost half of the American population. Untreated gum disease can lead to bone loss, receding gums and tooth loss.
If you notice that flossing easily irritates your gums, then you may not be flossing frequently enough. Floss every day, and you’ll notice that your gums will become tougher. To find out if you’re flossing effectively, let us show you how to properly floss the next time you visit our Providence office.

Replace your toothbrush
Have you been brushing with the same toothbrush for a while now? Do you notice that the bristles have begun to fan out? If so, it’s time to toss that old toothbrush and spring for a new one. Most toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months. Old toothbrushes aren’t effective and can trap harmful bacteria that can cause gum disease.
These are only some of the ways you can promote better oral health for you and your family. If you’ve been putting off that much-needed dental appointment, then what better time to set up your next visit than before the end of the year? 



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Providence, RI 02906
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