Family Dentistry in Farmington, NM
No matter what your age, having a trusted team of professionals for your dental care is an essential part of your overall health. From teeth cleanings and dental fillings to entire smile makeovers, the experts at Lusk Family Dentistry are committed to preserving the smiles for everyone in your family.
Our dental office provides one-stop oral care for the whole family. Whether you’re suffering from a toothache or want to prevent one, Dr. Jared Lusk and our professional dental team offer a wide range of family dentistry services.
We offer preventative dentistry, cosmetic dental treatments, and restorative dentistry for every member of the family. To get started, call our Farmington, NM dental office to learn more about Dr. Jared Lusk’s gentle family dentistry services.
Preventative Dental Exams
Preventative dental exams are your best tool for avoiding problems with your smile and oral health. You should schedule these appointments for every six months or at the frequency Dr. Lusk recommends.
During your exam, Dr. Lusk performs a visual dental exam to check for signs of dental decay and gum disease. We’ll also take photos and x-rays at least once a year to give us a clear picture of what’s happening below the surface. Each dental exam also includes checking for abnormalities associated with oral cancer.
Dental problems are easier to treat when we catch them early, and that’s why prevention is the crux of oral health! If you or someone in your family has a painful tooth or is ready for their dental checkup, call your Farmington dentist today.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Even with the best home care, bacteria can hide between your teeth. When dental plaque builds, the tooth decay process begins, creating tiny holes in the enamel. When plaque turns into tartar, only a dental hygienist can remove the substance from your teeth using a technique called scaling.
Cavities and gum disease may not have symptoms in the beginning, and by the time you feel these symptoms, decay may have already begun. If you have a tooth that is sensitive or painful, call our Farmington dental office right away to schedule a dental exam.
Sealants and Fluoride Treatments for Kids
Tooth decay is one of the most common health conditions in children. Two dental treatments that can reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay and gum disease are sealants and fluoride.
Sealants - In addition to professional teeth cleanings and checkups, we recommend sealants for six-year molars. This treatment creates a smooth surface on the teeth and helps prevent tooth decay from forming.
Fluoride - Topical fluoride is a proven way to reduce the risk of tooth decay, especially for moderate-to-high risk patients. Our concentration of fluoride is stronger than that in toothpastes and is perfectly safe once every three to 12 months.
Get Started with Better Oral Health Today!
Lusk Family Dentistry provides personalized, gentle care for all your dental needs. From cosmetic dentistry and dental implants to tooth extractions and emergency care, we can help improve your smile and your health. Contact us at (505) 325-8401 to get started with Dr. Jared Lusk today!