Common Dental Problems

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

The general dentistry portion of Fresno dentist Dr. Greg Miyake’s practice is focused on the prevention, detection, and treatment of common dental problems. While a good daily oral hygiene routine coupled with twice yearly visits to our office for cleanings and examinations can help reduce your risk for common dental problems, educating yourself on the causes and cures for these problems can go a long way in helping prevent them.

General Dental Problems

Common general dental problems include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth erosion
  • Oral sores
  • Oral cancer
  • Persistent bad breath

These issues are best treated with a thorough oral hygiene routine and a good diet. Reducing your intake of sugary or carbohydrate foods can certainly help as well. So too can making sure you brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste and soft bristled toothbrush after every meal, floss morning and night, and visit our office biannually for professional cleanings. You may also want to consider an antiseptic mouthwash, but should be aware that the alcohol in some mouthwashes can actually lead to dry mouth and increase gum sensitivity. Dr. Miyake can discuss the best mouthwashes during your regularly scheduled visits.

Cosmetic Dental Problems

Cosmetic dentistry is most often used to address problems such as teeth that are:

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken
  • Irregularly sized, misshapen, or uneven
  • Gapped or crooked
  • Missing
  • Severely discolored

Problems treated by cosmetic dentistry may cross over into general dental problems and many cosmetic solutions can restore both function and beauty to your smile. Choosing a dentist like Dr. Miyake that practices both cosmetic and general dentistry is the best way to ensure your smile remains as healthy and beautiful as possible at all times.

If you are looking for a dentist in the areas of Fresno, Clovis, or Madera, California, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an appointment today.