Tooth decay. Cavities. Gum disease. Dental emergencies.
These are all things you would rather avoid for yourself and your family. Our dentist, Dr. Michael Kirchner, feels the same way. That’s why our entire staff at Kirchner Dental makes preventive care an essential part of our family dentistry in Jeffersonville, IN.
Today, we want to take some time to remind you of the importance of preventive dental care. We also will discuss some of the ways our office can help your family maintain your oral health.
Family Dental Care Starts At Home
We welcome and encourage families in and around Jeffersonville, IN, to visit our dentist office a couple times each year. However, we also know that what you do the other 363 days a year has a huge impact on your oral health.
That’s why the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth and flossing between your teeth and gums every day.
To brush, remember 2-by-2. That’s a simple reminder to brush for two minutes twice each day. Two minutes gives you plenty of time to scrub your teeth on all side to remove as many bacteria and as much plaque as you can.
Also, you should use a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. Lastly, scrub your tongue and spit out the toothpaste. When you are finished, rinse your toothbrush.
In spite of what you may have heard or read earlier this year, we still recommend cleaning between your teeth and gums every day. You can do this with dental floss, flossers, water flossers, or interdental brushes. You can find all of these things in most toothpaste aisles.
This is how you clean the spaces between your teeth and under your gums. These are places your toothbrush can’t reach. Using dental floss or another interdental cleaner also removes food particles that become stuck. Bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease feed on those food particles.
You can always contact Kirchner Dental if you have questions about your daily oral hygiene habits.
Family Dentistry In Our Office
Choosing a family dentist is an important decision. You can get a dental cleaning at almost any office, but we believe you deserve more than just a clinical approach to dental care.
At Kirchner Dental, our patient-centered focus is why we have invested in state-of-the-art technology and continuing education.
We want you to feel like you are more than a visitor when you come to our office. We want you to feel like you are visiting friends. We offer a comfort menu for our patients. If you’d like to use a warm towel, a blanket, or an iPad and some headphones, all you have to do is ask.
You can enjoy drinks and snacks in our waiting area, or enjoy the massage chairs in our treatment rooms. For anxious patients, we also offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation.
We have incorporated technology that will improve your experience at our office as well. With our CEREC milling machine, we can create a dental crown in a single visit to our office. The Wand™ isn’t magic although you may think it is after if we use to deliver anesthetic for you.
Technology is also one of the ways that general dentistry is always changing. That’s why Dr. Kirchner and our staff make continuing education a priority. To provide you the best service possible, we want to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques in modern dental care.
Schedule an appointment today if you would like to see for yourself what comprehensive dentistry can look like.
Another Level Of Family Dental Care
Daily habits and routine dental cleanings lay a good foundation for anyone who wants to keep their mouth healthy.
But we can help you do more as well.
Fluoride treatments can strengthen your enamel and repair minor damage. Dental sealants can protect your most vulnerable teeth from bacteria and guard against tooth decay.
And custom-fitted athletic mouthguards can help protect the smiles of any athletes in your family. This includes children, teenagers, and recreational athletes as well.
You Deserve Quality, Compassionate Care From Your Family Dentist
That’s what you will find at Kirchner Dental. Our team wants every member of your family to feel comfortable and cared for when you are with us.