Finding a dentist who can take care of the oral health of your entire family can save you a lot of time and money. When you step into Tanega Dental, you’ll know that you’ve found just the right dental service that you and your family deserved.
We take family dentistry seriously and value the concern that you have about your family’s oral health. Our team would enable your kids to have optimal dental care as they grow.
Be it cavities, malocclusion, oral injuries, teeth discoloration, gum diseases, or just a regular oral consultation, we are always happy to provide you and your family with the best oral care in South San Francisco, CA.
Children between the age of 2 to 11 are the most affected by cavities. According to the the 2013 Children's Dental Health Survey for England, 32% of children aged five had tooth decay. Among children aged 10-11, around 28% were affected.
The common cause of cavities are improper brushing and flossing, excessive consumption of sugary or sticky foods, hormonal imbalance, etc. We recommend you monitoring your child’s teeth regularly to check for signs of cavities. Also, make sure they brush and floss well, which gets rid of most of the microbes from the mouth.
Another major issue that children face is malocclusion. Their milk teeth must be closely monitored when they are about to fall off. Else, the permanent teeth could emerge out of place, thereby ruining your child’s beautiful smile.
Teenagers are subjected to a several changes affecting their dental health. This is the period when they are undergoing significant changes in their hormonal activity, eating habits, etc. All of these can indirectly affect their oral health, due to which they face common oral problems such as malocclusion, cavities, discoloration, etc. Regular dental visits every couple of months enables parents with an opportunity to make their teens realize the importance of preventive dental education.
In case your teenage son/daughter is having malocclusion, make sure to get them treated in the early stages itself. Success rate of treating malocclusion at a young age is much higher compared to that of adulthood, so it’s vital to advise them against the excessive consumption of aerated drinks, sugary foods, junk food. It’s also helpful to educate them about brushing and flossing their teeth twice a day. Following simple oral hygiene keeps several oral infections away.
Adults may experience various oral issues such as teeth discoloration, bad breath, receding of gums, periodontitis, malocclusion, etc. Such dental issues can lead to further dental complications such as jaw pain, loosening of the teeth, bleeding gums, etc. In such cases, getting immediate dental attention is vital.
Tanega Dental provides the best care for your oral problems such as cavities, bad breath, gum diseases, damaged/misshapen teeth, discoloration, missing teeth, plaque and tartar accumulation, etc.
Some of the tips you can follow at home to maintain good oral health are:
- Brush and floss twice a day.
- Follow a healthy diet, which contains less sugary food.
- Avoid drinking carbonated drinks.
- Avoid frequent snacking.
- Gurgle with water and get rid of the food debris after every meal.
- Check for signs of any oral infections regularly. If found, visit a dentist immediately.
For patients with deep occlusal grooves, these grooves on the molars and premolars can house lot of bacteria. Though they look only wide enough for a single toothbrush bristle to fit in, food particles, microbes and other debris get deposited in them, thereby leading to cavities.
Hence, filling the grooves with sealants and smoothing out the chewing surface will prevent the accumulation of bacteria on them. If the grooves are sealed at a young age, the risk of developing cavities are remarkably lower. The material used as a sealant is a photosensitive resin, which can be hardened once it completely fills out the grooves using a laser.
The root canal is the central cavity that every teeth has. It is filled with blood vessels and nerves, which are responsible for the sensation of the tooth. When a tooth develops cavities, it can erode the enamel so deep that the pulp within the root canal will be infected. If the infection is not arrested at an early stage, it can become so serious that the entire tooth may have to be extracted.
A root canal therapy includes removing the infected pulp of a tooth, cleaning out the cavity to get rid of the microbes and filling it with a filling material. Further, the tooth will be covered using a crown as it could become weak after the procedure. A root canal therapy is the last resort method for saving a badly decayed tooth.
Malocclusion is an oral condition affecting a huge population of Americans. It usually starts when the milk teeth refuse to fall off and the permanent teeth emerges ‘deviated’ from their proper position. In some cases, malocclusion can be the result of heredity, while in others, it can be due to the abnormal growth of the jawbone. Whatever be the reason, the sooner you get it treated, the better the chances of getting perfectly aligned teeth.
Braces and Invisalign are the two most preferred orthodontic appliances to treat malocclusion. Braces consist of bands/wires coupled with brackets, and move the teeth by gently applying pressure on them. They are so efficient that almost any type of misalignment of the teeth can be treated using them.
Invisalign is preferred by people who don’t wish to reveal that they are getting orthodontic care. Invisalign, as the name suggests, is a near-invisible aligner. It is made from clear dental grade plastic and also moves the teeth by applying pressure on them.
A bite test and careful visual examination helps to determine the extent of the malocclusion. Our highly trained dentists would suggest you the perfect treatment plan to suit your everyday lifestyle and other requirements.