At Gentry Dentistry of Suwanee, we are focused on providing complete family dentistry with emphasis on prevention, restoration, and decay detection. We enjoy speaking one-on-one with our patients and educating them on the best techniques to use in order to achieve excellent oral health outside of our office. In addition to our family and general dentistry services, we also provide cosmetic dental care.
The foundation to a healthy and bright smile is making sure you see your dentist for basic teeth cleanings and examinations. With standard cleanings and x-rays, we are able to ensure that you are not at risk for tooth decay, cavities and other forms of periodontal disease.
It is recommended that you see your dentist for a regular dental exam every 6 months for a good cleaning, and to be checked for cavities and gum disease. Preventive dentistry is your best chance to prevent dental problems later in your life. Dr. Gentry and his staff will educate you on the proper way to brush and floss your teeth, so that you can maintain a healthy mouth in between visits to the office.
With digital x-rays, we are able to save our patients from the high radiation exposure of standard x-rays. Digital x-rays also have the advantage of not needing to be developed, which makes them environmentally friendly.
These x-rays also give a much more defined image and are clearer to see, so Dr. Gentry will be able to spot problem areas early on.
Molars generally have a higher rate of developing cavities because of their placement in the mouth, and their textured surface makes them harder to clean. Sealants coat these problem areas and create a thin layer to protect the tooth from any decay.
Sealants are easy to apply and will last for years. Dr. Gentry recommends sealants to most of his patients in order to save them from the development of cavities.
Oral cancer screenings are quick and noninvasive. Dr. Gentry will examine your mouth and look for any identifiable diseased tissues. Through routine oral cancer screenings, you can ensure that your mouth is healthy.
If you’re someone who grinds their teeth or is involved in very physical sports, a mouth guard can add the protection you need. Letting your teeth be exposed to harmful grinding or potential accidents can lead to tooth loss or tooth wear. Mouth guards will keep your teeth whole and safe from damage.
Many adults suffer from bruxism, which is continuous teeth grinding, but many do not realize they grind. Grinding can occur while sleeping or when someone is under a lot of stress. With the use of a bruxism mouth guard, the patient’s teeth will be safe from their grinding. The mouth guard is usually worn at night and will not impact their daily life.
Athletic mouth guards are plastic covers that are worn on both the upper and lower teeth during physical activity. The mouth guard helps to prevent injuries and should be used by those in competitive contact sports, such as boxing and wrestling.
Your mouth guard will be fitted with an impression of your teeth, so it will fit perfectly into your mouth. Contact our office at 770-945-5850 today to learn more about being fitted for a mouth guard.
At Gentry Dentistry of Suwanee, we are a family dental office and welcome patients of all ages. We enjoy getting to care for the dental needs of your entire family. Since 1987, Dr. Gentry has had a lot of experience with caring for the needs of young patients.
We understand that going to the dentist can make some of our younger patients nervous and uneasy. That is why our team works to make sure your child’s dental experience is a positive one. Dr. Gentry enjoys talking to each patient and educating them on proper oral healthcare. By showing our young patients how easy dental visits can be, we help them to not fear the dentist as they age.
First “Happy Visit” to the Dentist
We suggest bringing your child in for their first dental visit at the age of three years old or when their first tooth erupts. During their first “Happy Visit,” we will ensure they are relaxed and introduce them to our staff. We hope that by making them feel comfortable at our office, we can make every visit a breeze.
We offer children sealants to help protect their teeth from bacteria. By protecting your child’s mouth from decay early, it will prevent the need for drilling and other stressful dental services that may scare your child.
Oral Hygiene Education
Our team understands that oral hygiene isn’t the most exciting thing for your child to learn. But we truly believe that educating them early in life will have a great effect on them as they grow. We teach every child the proper way to brush and floss, and educate them on the importance of proper oral hygiene.