Your oral health needs constant support and maintenance to remain in good shape over the years, and the right dental team can go a long way in helping patients stick to this goal! At Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry, we love being able to partner with adults, children, and even whole families as they work towards smiles that have reached their fullest potential, and this process starts with essential preventive care. By stopping dental problems in their tracks right away, we can help you and your loved ones avoid the need for more time-consuming and costly procedures down the road.
Ready to get started? Our team can’t wait to see you here in the Altavista area. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions.
When was your last dental checkup and cleaning? If the answer is “over six months ago,” it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller and Dr. Wolf. Oral health problems can crop up at any time, many of which can be hard for the untrained eye to notice. These important visits allow our team to thoroughly inspect your smile, provide easy treatment for any problems early on, and get rid of decay-causing plaque and tartar that gather within the mouth over time.
Like the name implies, dental sealants are designed to “seal” the chewing surfaces of back teeth and effectively keep out food particles and harmful bacteria that like to gather there while you’re enjoying favorite foods. Our doctors typically recommend this simple preventive service for children who may still be learning how to brush and floss properly, but they can also be good for adults who suffer from oversensitivity to tooth decay.
Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) negatively affects a good chunk of the population, leaving patients with damaged, worn-down teeth and constant jaw pain. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution: a custom-made nightguard from Dr. Miller and Dr. Wolf. Your new oral appliance will be designed for your unique smile, and you simply have to wear it while sleeping. Because most cases of bruxism occur while patients are unconscious and blissfully unaware, your nightguard will do a good job of cushioning your rows of teeth and preventing harmful contact until morning.
You may have heard of fluoride before in passing while at the dentist’s office, but do you actually know what it is? This natural mineral is added to most municipal water supplies here in the United States for a good reason – plenty of research has gone into proving the connection between exposure to fluoride and stronger, less cavity-prone teeth. While drinking fluoridated tap water should give you and your children the benefits you need, some patients may be good candidates for professional fluoride treatment here at Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry for an added boost of protection!
Here in the Altavista area, we believe that our patients deserve the best. That’s why our team is always happy to recommend toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other excellent oral hygiene products that you and your family can use at home! These items can make a big positive difference in your regular oral hygiene routine and result in happier checkups all-around. In fact, our team members use them too.