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Educating yourself about you and your family's dental health is a smart thing to do, and that's why we've included a list of commonly asked questions below.
Your comfort is our biggest priority, and that's why we want you to have as much information as possible. If you can't find your question or have an additional one, please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Newest Oral Cancer Screening
Yes, every routine examination at our Wilmington dental office includes an oral cancer screening. Over 30,000 people each year are diagnosed with oral cancer, but only 25 percent have a known risk factor for the disease, such as smoking.
Early cancer screening by a trained professional is essential because, in many cases, you may not notice any abnormalities. Even a dentist with a trained eye may not be able to detect oral cancer with a visual exam. That is why we have chosen to use the Identafi 3000, an advanced oral cancer screening technology.
This small, yet powerful device uses ultra-violet light that exposes abnormalities in the oral tissue, giving us a clear view of any cancerous cells that exist in or around your mouth. Using the Identafi 3000, we can find oral cancer before it becomes a serious health risk.
You need to protect your health with regular screenings because oral cancer is one of the more aggressive forms of the disease and can be life-threatening if not detected soon enough.
Call Bruce E. Matthews DDS, PA For Oral Cancer Screening
If you have not had a recent dental checkup that includes an oral cancer screening, we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible to make an appointment. With this state-of-the-art diagnostic tool, we can quickly determine if problems are developing and make appropriate recommendations.
It's natural for our teeth to lose their luster and shine over time. There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration or dulling of your smile such as:
- Certain medications
- Foods such as berries, tomatoes or marinara sauce, soy sauce, and curries
- Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine and cola
- Smoking or tobacco use
You can try to avoid certain foods, or rinse with water after consumption to try to reduce the affects of discoloration. Teeth whitening in Wilmington may also be a good option for combating stains and discoloration.
Professional Teeth Whitening In Wilmington, DE
We offer professional whitening that is designed to eliminate stubborn discoloration and quickly deliver results. The whitening system we utilize is fast and effective and it uses a higher strength whitening gel than you can get with over-the-counter products. Our whitening gel also has specific ingredients designed to reduce and even eliminate the sensitivity that some patients experience with teeth whitening.
Call Our Dental Office To Learn More
If you've tried whitening your teeth with little to no success, our doctors are happy to discuss other options for improving your smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of very effective options for enhancing the appearance of your teeth. Give our office a call today to learn more about the possibilities for your teeth.