The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a check-up and to have your teeth professionally cleaned. At your checkup, we will examine your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and any other problems that might be present. Dr. Fisher and Dr. Zitterich and their team hygienists will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old or worn-out dental work that may need to be replaced.
Fisher & Zitterich Dentistry uses a state-of-the-art intra-oral camera that is smaller than an electric toothbrush to let them, and you, see the condition of your teeth. If needed, we can replace old, worn-out metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with the newest tooth-colored alternatives, such as composite bonding or porcelain crowns and veneers.
By checking for trouble every six months, we can often reduce your likelihood for larger (and more expensive) dental problems in the future. For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and even spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off, creating additional problems that may leave the tooth irreparable and needing extraction.
Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can most often be controlled. Children as young as three years old should visit the dentist with their parents, and by age four or five, should have regular check-ups of their own.