We believe that the best way to optimize oral health is to find and treat problems before they create significant damage. Our talented dentist in Topeka enjoy being able to help patients achieve whole-mouth health and lasting smiles. We use modern tools and techniques to deliver comprehensive, compassionate care.
Our dentists strongly recommend that patients of all ages should attend at least two dental checkups and cleanings each calendar year. Why is this necessary? Because even the most diligent practitioners of at-home oral hygiene can fall victim to oral health problems that aren’t very noticeable in their earliest stages. By visiting trusted professionals at routine intervals, you give us the opportunity to inspect your smile, pinpoint concerning symptoms, and treat them right away in a conservative fashion. This preventive approach can help you save an incredible amount of money and time over the years!
Keeping your teeth completely free of food particles and dangerous bacteria can be a challenge, especially for younger patients who are still learning to effectively brush and floss. Thankfully, dental sealants can make a big difference. Our team will paint these plastic seals directly over the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, sealing them shut and dramatically reducing the chances of decay. Our Silver Lake and Topeka team may also recommend sealants for adults in certain situations.
On average, one person is diagnosed with oral cancer every single hour. This disease can have deadly consequences for patients if it’s not diagnosed at an early enough stage; that’s why we strongly recommend that all patients undergo a thorough screening as part of their routine checkups. During this process, our team will carefully scan your mouth for lumps, thickened areas, easily bleeding sores, and other telltale signs of cancerous cells.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s often added to municipal water supplies and countless oral hygiene products because of its revitalizing properties regarding oral health. In fact, studies show that children who grow up drinking fluoridated water tend to have stronger tooth enamel that’s less prone to cavities than their counterparts. Our dentists may recommend professional fluoride applications to younger and older patients alike during cleanings if we think this extra exposure will be beneficial. It only takes a few minutes!
Bruxism (more commonly known as “teeth grinding”) can cause chronic jaw pain and dental damage over the years – and what’s worse is that many patients don’t even realize they suffer from it in the first place. An overwhelming number of bruxism cases only occur during sleep; thankfully, that’s where a custom nightguard can come in handy. These high-quality oral appliances from our practice will establish a sturdy barrier between the rows of teeth, minimizing contact and keeping smiles safer.
For our athletic patients, we offer custom sportsguards. Unlike ready-made versions available in most sporting goods stores, custom sportsguards fit comfortably and provide maximum smile protection. If you’ve ever invested in potentially pricey sportsguards that dangled from a football helmet or stayed in a locker all season, custom sportsguards may be a better solution to protect your athlete’s smiles. Because these guards are created for a unique bite, they offer superior comfort and increase the likelihood of compliance.
When you have an oral problem, it can affect much more than just your mouth. In fact, your oral and overall health are closely connected, potentially influencing each other for better or worse. That’s just another reason why you should visit us for your checkup and cleaning appointment every six months. We work diligently to help you keep your smile—and your body—healthy and strong for the long run.
Are you experiencing sensitive teeth? If you are, you’re not alone. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, about one in eight people have sensitive teeth, but many don’t talk to their dentist about it. This common problem may be more than just a little annoyance and deserves your attention. Our team at Michel Dental is always ready to help however we can! We can be your partners in keeping your teeth as healthy as possible to withstand hot and cold sensations in your daily life. Together, we can ensure your sensitive teeth get the treatment they need to stay strong.
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