Fisher Dental: Your Family Dentist in Murfreesboro, TN
At Fisher Dental, we are experts in preventive dental services and dental hygiene for your entire family. Dr. Fisher is Murfreesboro’s trusted family dentist and is committed to you and your family’s oral care and health. Preventive oral care is important to prevent the onset or progression of any dental diseases or conditions, and we are happy to provide you and your family services such as regular check-ups and exams, teeth cleaning, and oral hygiene education. Happy and healthy smiles are our top priority. We strive to offer you all the services you may need to maintain your oral care and your beautiful smile.
Regular daily brushing is an important part of your daily oral care regime. The buildup of plaque and tartar can lead to dental problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. After eating and drinking, plaque can build up around your teeth, and if it is not brushed away, it can harden and cause the buildup of tartar. Even with dedicated brushing habits, tartar can be very difficult to remove with regular brushing. At Fisher Dental, we use special instruments during your teeth cleaning session to remove any plaque and tartar buildup, leaving you with a fresh and clean smile.
Professional teeth cleanings are important not only for your oral health, but your overall health and well being. During your session, our highly skilled and trained staff works to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. Much of this buildup may be natural; however, too much buildup can lead to gum disease and other dental issues. Cleaning is an imperative part of your preventive oral care, and at Fisher Dental, we will provide you with a thorough cleaning and polishing, leaving you feeling refreshed and healthy.
Dental exams are an essential part of your preventive dental care regimen. We recommend you visit us twice a year for your dental exam and cleaning, to stay on top of your oral care and hygiene. Early detection of any issues can allow for faster treatment and possible prevention of diseases, as well as more effective inexpensive treatment. During a dental exam, Dr. Fisher will check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, and oral cancer. He will also take X-rays to screen for any potential oral problems and check the stability of any existing fillings or restorations. After these routine checks, Dr. Fisher will work with you to develop and customize the ideal plan and care for your oral health. This may include treatments for any problems or diseases, an at-home care regimen, or any follow-up appointments you may need.
Flossing and Mouth Rinses
Flossing and mouth rinses are recommended additions to your daily brushing regime. Often, while brushing, you may not reach all the places with only your toothbrush. Flossing removes any food particles or plaque buildup in between your teeth, where your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing is included in your dental cleaning, and our team can show you the correct and most efficient way to floss your teeth. Mouth rinses are also a great addition to your oral care regime. There are rinses to be used before brushing to loosen up plaque and food particles, or after brushing to fight bad breath and freshen your mouth. We will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have during your checkup regarding the best mouth rinse for you.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can lead to inflamed and unhealthy gums. It is important to visit us regularly for cleaning to remove this buildup and decrease the risk of gum disease. Gum disease can begin with gingivitis, in which the bacteria from the plaque and tartar cause inflamed gums. Gums can be sensitive and bleed easily; however, changing your dental habits by brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly can generally reverse this. If untreated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, which is when your gums pull away from your teeth, forming pockets that become infected. If untreated, your bones, gums, tissues, and teeth could be destroyed, which may lead to extraction. At Fisher Dental, we do our best to provide you with the best preventive treatment and care to ensure you will have your bright and clear smile for many years to come.