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Family Dentistry for You and Yours in Carlisle, PA

December 15, 2014

170082992Do you ever think to yourself, “I brush my teeth, I try to remember to floss, nothing hurts, so why do I need to see the dentist?” If you do have that thought, don’t worry—you’re not alone. However, you really should see the dentist. Oral healthcare is not a do-it-yourself activity. With family dentistry at Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Carlisle, PA, you can be certain that you are properly caring for your and your family’s oral health and smiles.

Family Dentistry: Preventing Problems, Maintaining Smiles

As your family dentist, Dr. Thomas Neslund focuses on preventing oral health problems before you even notice any symptoms. That’s why we’d like to see you and your family at least twice a year for dental checkups. With regularly scheduled checkups, we can more easily monitor your oral health and be on the lookout for any changes, even the most subtle of changes.

At these checkups, our dental hygienists will clean your teeth, gently remove any visible plaque, examine your gums, and check for tooth decay. Sometimes, dental x-rays may be necessary to pinpoint spots of decay that are invisible to the naked eye. If we do find a cavity, then Dr. Neslund fills it with a tooth-colored composite resin to maintain the natural appearance of your smile.

Family Dentistry for Kids, Too

Starting at around three years old, children should start coming to see Dr. Neslund at Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. With an early start, your children will become accustomed to regular dental checkups and will be more likely to continue this good habit. While your children still have their baby teeth, we will examine their teeth and gums, gently clean their teeth and possibly take x-rays. And we may apply a fluoride treatment to protect their teeth from cavities. Once their permanent teeth erupt, we’ll apply dental sealants to your children’s deeply grooved molars an added layer of protection against cavities.

Schedule an Appointment Today

So, do you need to see the dentist? Then call the office of Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Carlisle, PA. We also serve families from Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Boiling Springs, Shippensburg and the surrounding communities.

Missing Teeth? Turn to Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for Tooth Replacement

November 10, 2014

159289454Accidents. Tooth decay. And those are only two of the reasons why you might have missing teeth. If so, replacing those teeth is important to your smile, your confidence and even your overall wellbeing. At Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Carlisle, PA, we offer a few different options for tooth replacement. One of them is sure to fit your schedule, your budget, and of course, your smile.

When you come to Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for tooth replacement, our dentist, Dr. Thomas Neslund, will consult with you to determine which option is best for you. Whether you choose dentures, bridges or dental implants, you can be certain that your new teeth will look, feel and function just like natural teeth.

Tooth Replacement Options

Removable full and partial dentures consist of replacement teeth that are set in a soft plastic designed to look like your gums. As removable dental prosthetics, these are easy to clean and the most affordable option. However, removable dentures are less secure and have a tendency to slip.

A more secure option is fixed dental bridges. These dental prosthetics are not removable. A bridge consists of a row of replacement teeth that are held in place by crowns that are placed on the teeth the sit on either side of your missing teeth. Once Dr. Neslund cements the crowns on the abutment teeth as they are called, you can be sure your new bridge will give you years of natural function and appearance.

Dental implants are the most lifelike tooth replacement option. In this case, Dr. Neslund implants a titanium post into the jaw bone in the socket of your missing tooth. Once this post has bonded with the bone, a crown is placed on the implant. The finished dental implant offers the best in tooth replacement with a crown that looks like a natural tooth and a titanium post that behaves like a natural tooth root.

Call Our Office Today

If you’ve been contending with missing teeth, then call the office of Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Carlisle, PA. We conveniently serve patients in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Boiling Springs, Shippensburg and the surrounding communities.

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