Unlike other dentists, we take a holistic approach to your comprehensive dental exam by acknowledging the effect oral health has on the rest of your body.
We recommend you schedule a dental exam every 6 months so we can monitor your oral health. During your appointment, we’ll be able to discover gum and teeth problems before they threaten your health.
Dental Exams for Children
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, our dentist has plenty of experience helping children understand how to take care of their smiles. We take pride in helping children develop good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.
During your child’s appointment, we will examine the inside of their mouth and remove plaque and tartar buildup. Plaque is an invisible film of bacteria that increases your child’s risk for cavities. Once plaque hardens into tartar, it can only be removed by a dental professional.
Our dentist will monitor your child’s facial development, paying special attention to the teeth, gums, and jawbone. We also pay attention to airway problems that could interfere with proper facial growth. You can count on us to provide pediatric dental care with a holistic approach.
Dental Exams for Adults
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is believed to aggravate conditions such as diabetes and even cardiovascular disease by releasing bacteria into the bloodstream. During your comprehensive dental exam, we’ll check for signs of gum disease so you can protect oral health.
In addition to gum disease, our dentist will also check for signs of oral cancer or TMJ disorder. People with TMJ disorder tend to experience migraines, jaw pain, sensitive teeth, and worn tooth enamel. Our dentist uses a holistic approach to preventive dentistry so you can avoid larger health complications.
To schedule your appointment with our Holland dentist, call VanSlambrouck Family Dentistry at (616) 394-4700.