General Dentistry: Keep Your Smile Bright and Your Mouth Healthy

General Dentistry Services in Boynton Beach, FL

When you are looking to get your dental health to a high level, you have to start with general dentistry. With all of our options, Dr. Rosenblatt will help you get and keep a great smile.

What is general dentistry?

All of the preventive care services that Hugh B. Rosenblatt, DMD, PA offers fall under general dentistry. We offer dental cleanings and dental exams to help you keep a healthy smile, sealants to protect your teeth from tooth decay, and fluoride treatments and varnish to remineralize and strengthen your teeth. Cavity detection with X-rays and DIAGNOdent can help to identify problems with your teeth before they become major issues. We also offer athletic mouthguards to protect your teeth during sports activities and TMJ mouthguards to protect your mouth from chronic teeth grinding, or bruxism.

Why are athletic mouthguards so important?

Athletic mouthguards provide benefits that extend far beyond just protecting your teeth. A mouthguard protects your lips and gums as well. For people who have braces, a mouthguard is crucial to making sure that the metal brackets do not impact the tissues inside their mouth and cause injury. Mouthguards are an effective way of protecting your teeth from grinding together during competition. This grinding may cause chipping and damage to your enamel. Custom mouthguards like the ones we offer have also been shown to lessen the likelihood of concussion during impact sports such as football and wrestling.

How often should I come for a dental exam and cleaning?

The general rule is that you should have your teeth examined and cleaned every six months. There is no set amount of time, however, so you may need two visits per year while someone with gum disease may need more. Any issues you might begin to develop in between visits can be caught quickly by Dr. Rosenblatt at your next routine appointment.

How does dry mouth hurt my teeth?

Saliva is a vital part of having a healthy mouth. Gum disease and tooth decay are more prevalent with patients who suffer from chronic dry mouth. Dr. Rosenblatt can identify the reason for your dry mouth and help you get past this condition.

Can Dr. Rosenblatt get rid of my bad breath?

Bad breath can be a symptom of tooth decay, gum disease, poor hygiene habits, or even dry mouth. No matter what is causing your bad breath, Dr. Rosenblatt can put together a treatment plan so that your bad breath will be nothing but a bad memory.

Is it normal for my gums to bleed after brushing?

If your gums bleed after brushing, something is wrong. Either you are brushing too hard when you clean your teeth, or you have an issue in your gum tissue. Bleeding gums is a common symptom of gingivitis, the beginning stage of gum disease. It is important to understand that all advanced gum disease progresses from gingivitis, but gingivitis does not have to progress to gum disease. At our office, we provide scaling and root planing to get rid of the plaque and tartar inside your mouth. This deep cleaning method will do wonders to halt the damage to your gums and let the healing begin. Let Dr. Rosenblatt help you get the bacteria causing your gum issues under control.

What is TMJ?

TMJ refers to your temporomandibular joint, or jaw joint. When someone says they have TMJ, what they really mean is that they have a TMJ disorder, or TMD. These are issues that develop within the joint and its muscles and cause pain or discomfort. Dr. Rosenblatt can help you with a custom mouthguard to take the pressure off your joint and give you relief.

What is causing my migraines and headaches?

Migraines or headaches may be a symptom of a TMJ disorder. Because your TMJ muscles extend into your temples, pain from your jaw joint can travel upward and cause head pain. A mouthguard from Dr. Rosenblatt can help clear up your migraine symptoms due to TMD.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the dental field, Dr. Rosenblatt has helped keep countless smiles healthy with general dental care. Let him help your smile, too. Call us at 561-877-3802 to schedule your appointment. You can schedule your appointment using our online form as well.