General Dentistry - Adults
Preventive care is the backbone of our dental care philosophy.
Because building good routines and healthy habits helps you avoid most major dental problems.
Not only will this save you money in the long run, it will also help improve your overall health. Research shows that your oral health is closely tied in with the health of the rest of your body, and keeping your teeth and gums in great shape is an important part of your total healthcare.
Prevention Is the Foundation
You might be surprised to find out that over the course of your lifetime, most of the dental care you receive will be performed in your home by you!
We help by providing regular professional cleanings to avoid tartar buildup along with dental examinations to monitor your health and catch little problems before they turn into big, expensive, painful problems.
We also help by working together with you to create consistent and simple routines that will be easy to stick to.
These routines are crucial. Good brushing and flossing habits prevent tooth decay and gum disease, two of the most common dental problems we see. We will discuss your routines with you, look for ways to improve them, and even provide hands-on demonstrations to show you the best brushing and flossing techniques.
Did you know that gum health (your periodontal health) has been linked to overall health? Recent research has shown a strong connection, and people who have gum disease are at a higher risk for diseases like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and respiratory disease. Gum disease is even linked with problems during pregnancy, such as low birth weights in newborns.
At our Wausau dental practice, we take gum health seriously. We’ll work with you to help you develop habits to prevent gum disease from starting. If you are already showing the signs of gum disease, we’ll help you get it under control so you can avoid further damage.
We’ll Catch Problems Early for Easier, Effective Treatment
The earlier we can catch a developing problem, the simpler the treatment for it is likely to be.
Even with excellent home care habits, it’s still possible for certain problems to begin, like cavities and infections. With regular check-ups, we can spot these problems when they are small. This allows for conservative treatments that save your teeth and prevent bigger (and painful) problems.
Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime
As you grow older, you may find that you need more advanced treatment to keep your teeth in great shape, even with good habits in place. Dr. Kim provides periodontal care, root canal therapy, dental implants, and even cosmetic services to help your smile stay healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.
No matter your age, you deserve an attractive smile with healthy teeth, and we can help you achieve and maintain that.
Call Today to Get Started!
Call our Wausau dental office today at 715-849-5667 to schedule an appointment. We’d love to be a part of your family’s healthcare team!