Little-Known Services That Family Dentists Provide

It’s a common misconception that family dentists only clean teeth. But a dentist’s main priority is their patients’ overall oral health. In this article, we will go over 5 dental services you can take advantage of aside from dental cleanings.

  1. Oral Hygiene Education

Our team at Sinchai Family Dental provides our patients with proper dental health information to help them maintain optimal oral hygiene – beginning with clean teeth. Oral health education contains everything from learning how to brush your teeth to properly flossing.  The goal of this is to help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, receding gums, and other oral conditions that can be prevented with an optimal oral hygiene routine.

  1. Scaling and Root Planing

Used to treat gum disease, scaling and root planing cleans deep below your gum line. Plaque build up will cause gum inflammation. As a result, the gums may pull away from your teeth creating a space that is known as a pocket. Regular brushing is not able to clean deep enough into these pockets. In this case, your dentist may opt for scaling and root planing to treat your gum disease.

  1. Invisalign

Invisalign is a clear-aligner treatment used in the place of braces to straighten your teeth and fix your bite. A general treatment plan typically lasts about 12 months and costs anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000.

  1. Teeth Reshaping

Also known as dental contouring, teeth reshaping is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that aims to change the appearance of your tooth. This is usually done to fix a chipped tooth, help you be more confident in your smile, or correct overlapping teeth.

  1. Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Fear of the dentist keeping you from coming in? Nitrous oxide sedation, commonly known as “laughing gas,” can help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during any dentistry procedures.

Avoiding Dental Problems

The best way to avoid dental problems is to be proactive about your oral health. Dr. Sinchai suggests the following tips:

  • Get dental check-ups and cleanings at least twice a year
  • Brush properly twice a day
  • Floss every day

If you do notice any out of the ordinary symptoms our Indianapolis family dentist office can offer you services like scaling and root planing, Invisalign, teeth reshaping, and nitrous oxide sedation.

Why Choose Sinchai Family Dental

Sinchai Family Dentist is a dentist-owned practice located in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Sinchai can handle any complex dental treatments for the whole family including oral surgery, root canals, dental crowns, teeth whitening, and veneers.

To schedule your appointment, call (317) 849-3512 or come into our office at 9680 Westpoint Dr. Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46256 today!