If you are ready to open a new chapter in your life, one in which your teeth and smile are strong, healthy, and beautiful, Dr. Lauren Shanard can help. Dr. Shanard provides a range of procedures to help you improve and maintain excellent oral health at her Williston, Vermont office.
Because your oral health affects every aspect of your overall health, Dr. Shanard offers consultations and treatments that not only help you reclaim good oral health, but help you to maintain that health for the rest of your life.
To find out more about how Dr. Shanard's personalized treatments can help you enjoy a lifetime of outstanding oral health, contact our Williston, Vermont office today.
At Contemporary Dental Arts, our highly trained and thoroughly skilled clinicians provide individualized care to patients with a variety of periodontal issues - whether their gums are in excellent health or in the latter stages of gum disease. The critical component of periodontal treatment at our practice is to do whatever is necessary to ensure a solid, healthy foundation. If a patient has such a foundation, we will take measures to ensure its continued health, providing the best in preventive treatment. If the patient suffers from some stage of gum disease, we will perform more advanced treatment to restore a solid foundation. In every case, we tailor treatment to the precise, unique needs of each patient.
Regular brushing and flossing are vital to the health and well-being of your mouth, but maintaining good oral hygiene also requires routine professional cleanings and oral exams. By visiting the dentist for regular check-ups twice a year, you help to prevent such dental problems as tooth decay, gum disease, and root canal infections, as well as more serious diseases such as oral cancer. At our Williston practice, our professional dental cleanings always include recommendations for further preventive or restorative care if necessary.
Dr. Shanard will conduct a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums to determine which treatments you require to restore health to your smile. Depending upon your individual needs, this can involve processes such as root planing. If tartar - mineral deposits - have accumulated on the roots of your teeth, it can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, fostering decay. Root planing is the process of cleaning the surface of your roots below the gum line, preventing decay and helping your gums to bond more securely with the roots of your teeth. By maintaining a daily regimen of tooth and gum care after your root planing, you can curb gum disease and maintain firm, healthy gums throughout your life.
A soft tissue graft can also be an important part of periodontal therapy. Advanced gum disease can cause the gums to recede, exposing the roots of your teeth, which makes the teeth much more susceptible to decay. To correct this problem, Dr. Shanard can graft tissue from your palate, or other sources, allowing you to reclaim a healthy gum line and protect the roots of your teeth. This will also improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Addressing decay and gum disease is an important part of achieving excellent oral health, but following a daily routine to maintain your health is equally vital. Following treatment, Dr. Shanard will help you determine a daily regimen of oral hygiene specific to your needs. Dr. Shanard's goal is to provide you with the knowledge and techniques you need in order to enjoy a lifetime of oral health. While it is still important to schedule checkups and teeth cleanings with a dentist twice a year, daily care tailored to your needs will help you avoid serious oral health issues in the future.
If your oral health has degraded because of tooth decay or gum disease, Dr. Shanard can help you reclaim an excellent level of oral health and provide you with an individualized strategy for maintaining that level of health for the rest of your life. To learn more about how periodontal therapy can improve your oral health, contact our Williston, Vermont practice today.
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