Carlisle family dentist pursues good health for patients

December 3, 2015

Filed under: Family Dentistry — dr_neslund @ 5:45 pm

Carlisle family dentistThomas P. Neslund DMD, Carlisle family dentist, says oral health connects to overall  health. Read what services he offers to optimize this goal.

Do you value healthy teeth and gums? You should because they represent a whole health connection important for kids, teens, adults and seniors, too. Carlisle family dentist, Thomas P. Neslund DMD, wants his patients to smile confidently with a secure sense of well-being, and the comprehensive list of dental services he offers proves it.

 

Family dentistry protects everyone’s future

Preventive dentistry provides the foundation for a healthy smile. Beginning with his youngest patients, Dr. Neslund highly recommends dental exams every 6 months along with professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar from in between teeth and under the gums. Decay and gum disease begin early and can compromise systemic health if left untreated. Dental researchers see a link between periodontitis and:

  • heart disease
  • hypertension
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • dementia
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • pregnancy complications
  • low birth weight infants

Each dental exam includes a check for:

  • cavities
  • condition of gums (pus, redness, and recession indicate problems)
  • oral cancer
  • damage from teeth grinding (bruxism) and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction
  • condition of existing dental work such as fillings, crowns, bridgework, dental implants and cosmetic improvements
  • bite and tooth alignment

The dental hygienist cleans and polishes the teeth, removing plaque and tartar and taking x-rays when warranted. Sealants and fluoride treatments protect deeply grooved teeth from decay.

Exams and cleanings provide time for you and your Carlisle general dentist to discuss your individualized treatment plan which includes immediate needs and long-term goals to maintain your smile’s health and vibrancy.

Problems still crop up

Perfect dental health is a goal, but frequently,  it’s not a reality. When cavities or other issues occur, Dr. Neslund delivers modern restorative dental services which include:

  • tooth-colored fillings for metal-free repair of decay
  • fixed bridgework
  • full and partial dentures
  • CEREC crowns, onlays and inlays in an hour
  • root canal therapy to preserve failing teeth
  • periodontal therapy to heal diseased gums
  • dental implants for the best tooth replacement option available

Dr. Neslund provides each service with patient comfort in mind and with the latest in diagnostic imaging and restorative techniques.

A good-looking smile makes you feel good

While your oral health affects your systemic health, it also influences self-image and confidence. A straight smile with bright, even color is an outstanding personal asset, achievable with one or more cosmetic dental services from Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Neslund offers composite resin bonding to fill chips, cracks and gaps for a comfortable, quick fix to minor aesthetic defects. Professional teeth whitening brightens teeth enamel by as much as 8 shades of color. Porcelain veneers cover deeper stains and imperfections for a totally refurbished, but natural, look.

Invest in your family’s health

Regular dental care preserves your family’s mouth and systemic health. Contact Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to arrange your routine appointment.

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We offer a number of dental care services, including periodontal therapy, restorative dentistry, and dental implants. Starting with general dentistry for maximum health, we can help you achieve a smile that will last for years to come. Your entire family is welcome at our Carlisle, PA dental office, and we look forward to helping you attain optimum oral form and

Dr. Thomas P. Neslund

Dr. Thomas Neslund graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a BS in Natural Sciences and a minor in Economics. While attending IUP, Dr. Neslund played soccer 4 years for the Crimson Hawks. Receiving his DMD degree from the University Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1990, Dr. Neslund took an interesting path to start his career. That year, he was commissioned in the US Public Service, Indian Health Service.

Meet Dr. Neslund

If you are in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Boiling Springs, Shippensburg or surrounding Pennsylvania communities, contact Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment today. Let Dr. Neslund show you what he can do for your smile.