While dental care is a constantly evolving field, one principle that holds true is that the most effective approach focuses on prevention. Rather than just fixing problems as they pop up, Dr. Kitt works proactively to stop cavities and gum disease before they ever start. This not only benefits the health of your smile, but it will also keep your care costs easily affordable as the years go by! It all starts with a routine checkup and cleaning, so to schedule one for you or your child, contact us today.
When you come to see us for your biannual appointments, we’ll not only clean your teeth and make them feel lusciously smooth, but we’ll also take a close look at your teeth, gums, and bite to make sure there isn’t any decay or damage developing. If we find something, we’ll take care of it nice and fast! By maintaining these appointments, our team can address most issues before a patient even notices them.
A child’s dental needs are very different compared to an adult’s, and of course, there is also the challenge of making sure a younger patient feels comfortable in the office so that the appointment is stress-free for everyone. Dr. Kitt is a father of three, and many of our team members are parents as well, so we know exactly how to help even the most nervous child feel calm and cool while we take care of their teeth and provide everything they need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
If, after meeting your son or daughter, we feel like they would be best served by a pediatric dentist, rest assured that our team can recommend an excellent specialist in the local area and will help make this process as smooth as possible for your family.
Anyone can develop oral cancer despite their lifestyle and habits, so whenever you come to see us, we will give you a quick but thorough screening. If we find anything that could indicate the disease—a sore that won’t heal, a growth, a discolored patch of tissue—we can help you get a proper diagnosis right away. This way, if treatment is needed, it can be started without delay, maximizing the chance of a fast and full recovery.
Everyone, regardless of their age and particular dental needs, should be exposed to fluoride every day. Thankfully, it’s all around us! You’ll find it in many foods and added to oral healthcare products and even the water that comes from your tap. This helpful mineral actually strengthens the enamel upon contact, making it more resistant to cavities. For patients who could benefit from more fluoride, we can apply a topical gel as part of their cleanings to give them an extra boost of protection between appointments.
Do you grind your teeth at night? Are things like headaches and a sore jaw common for your mornings? If so, then you may benefit from wearing a custom-made nightguard to bed. This protects the teeth from themselves using a strong but comfortable barrier, and it also prevents the jaw muscles from overworking, preserving your enamel and preventing chronic TMJ issues at the same time.