At Harper Dental, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
Even with a good oral hygiene routine, most people will experience tooth decay or gum disease at some point in their lives. However, there are certain steps you can take to reduce your chances. At Harper Dental, we recommend a professional cleaning and checkup exam about every six months. This, of course, is just a rule of thumb. Patients at a greater risk for dental diseases may need to schedule more frequent appointments. Those with pristine oral health may need less professional treatment.
At Harper Dental we have a team of accomplished dental practitioners whose sole aim is to ensure our patients leave our clinics with a broad and bright smile. Each of our treatments starts with a thorough dental exam that seeks to detect all the dental issues that you might have. We have state-of-the-art equipment for conducting dental exams.
Oral cancers are a serious condition that if not caught early, pose a significant risk to life. At Harper Dental we perform oral cancer screenings to detect the signs and symptoms of oral cancer early enough to improve your chances of making a full recovery.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
Periodontal maintenance is a process of cleaning carried out to clean the teeth carefully. Maintenance is a significant dental treatment for stopping periodontal disease progression.
These cleaning sessions have many benefits for a healthier mouth. They can help remove tartar and plaque build-up that can result in periodontal disease. Not even the best homecare can eliminate all of that debris, so you need our experienced team and specialized equipment to spot the problems and remove them.
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
At Harper Dental, we offer different types of mouthguards the protect against potentially damaging falls, forceful body contact, or flying pieces of athletic equipment. Engaging in physical activities is a great way to maintain good overall health and wellbeing. Some of those physical activities, however, place players at higher risk for facial and oral injury.
One of the best things you can do for your health is getting a good night's rest. If you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, this is difficult to do. At Harper Dental, we can treat this condition with nighttime mouthguards.
Jaw pain, headaches, and earaches are no joke, especially when they have become chronic and are a problem 24/7. Moreover, in most cases, that pain is related to TMJ disorders, that’s why here at Harper Dental, we know how important it is to identify it and treat it on time.
The team at Harper Dental, are more than pleased to inform you of all you need to know about sleep apnea. The word "apnea" is a term commonly used to describe a lack of breath. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that happens when you stop breathing intermittently while sleeping. Recent reports have shown that 80% of sleep apnea patients are undiagnosed, probably due to the lack of information about this serious disorder.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may benefit from an oral appliance. An oral appliance will keep your jaw in the proper position during sleep. This opens your airway and improves your breathing during sleep. With an oral appliance, you may find yourself feeling more well-rested, alert and happy, thanks to a full night's sleep.
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To learn more about our family dentistry services call (479) 431-0280, and schedule an appointment now!
5422 Euper Ln, Fort Smith, AR