Posts for: January, 2020

By Dr. Ernest Skaggs
January 09, 2020
Category: Family Dentistry
Tags: Family Dentistry  

A family dentist addresses oral health issues for the whole family, from adults to babies. Dr. Ernest Skaggs of Radcliff, KY, provides many services, like regular dental checkups and professional dental cleanings.

Here are a few services a family dentist provides:

  • Dental Implants: These are tooth-like oral appliances that replace missing tooth roots. Missing tooth roots is a result of severe tooth decay that leads to gum disease and tooth loss or because of some sort of accident, which results in your tooth being knocked out. This procedure can last a lifetime and only takes proper oral hygiene to maintain the health of your teeth.
  • Crowns: These oral appliances are caps placed over broken, chipped, fractured, or stained teeth. They reinforce already existing teeth and hide aesthetically unpleasant teeth. The porcelain caps also restore bite and chewing function and even improve speech.
  • TMJ Treatment: Teeth grinding is a serious jaw problem that may affect teeth, gums and bone structure. Temporomandibular joint disorder, which causes a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing the mouth, is a disorder your dentist treats.

What are the advantages of having a family dentist?

  • It creates good habits because it builds a positive relationship between the dentist, their office and your family.
  • It consolidates appointments for people of all ages to visit a single office, instead of going to multiple specialists.
  • It keeps records in one place and knowing the family history makes treatment, especially during emergencies, easier.
  • It is considered preventative care because Dr. Skaggs provides regular dental exams and professional dental cleanings to protect teeth from serious tooth decay that may lead to tooth loss and gum disease.

For more information about family dentistry and what a family dentist can do for you, be sure to contact Dr. Ernest Skaggs in Radcliff, KY, at (270) 351-3265 today.

Dentist in Radcliff, KY
Dr. Ernest Skaggs
555 W Lincoln Trail Blvd, Suite 25
Radcliff, KY 40160
(270) 351-3265
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