LaGrange Preventive Dentist
Dr. Kersey has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering preventing dental problems.
Dr. Kersey is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Hinman Dental Society and Georgia Dental Association.
“Caring staff, excellent care, and clean environment.”
Dr. Doug Kersey, with a high-tech dental office located in LaGrange, is an experienced preventive dentist.
Preventive dentistry is vital to maintaining good oral health and a confident smile. By practicing good oral hygiene and regularly visiting the dentist, patients can avoid costly dental issues down the road.
Cavities and gum disease are caused by excess bacteria accumulating in the mouth and turning into plaque. When plaque interacts with sugars and starches, it creates an acid that gradually wears away at teeth enamel. The teeth are then susceptible to bacteria causing inflammation, which can lead to gum disease.
Patients of any age are vulnerable to cavities and gum disease. Taking proper care of your oral health from childhood through every stage of your life is crucial.
Prevention For Children
It’s estimated that over half of kids under 11 years old have cavities in their baby teeth. 32% of kids between 9 and 11 years have tooth decay on their permanent teeth.
These statistics aren’t intended to scare patients, but we want patients to understand the importance of preventive dentistry. Young children are especially prone to cavities and gum disease due to heavily-sugared fruit juices and food that contribute to tooth decay.
Preventive dentistry helps identify dental issues in a timely manner and prevent them from progressing into significant problems that require costly treatment.
Dr. Kersey recommends parents bring their child in for a dental examination before they turn one year old. Regular check-up visits are required after the first visit.
These dental exams typically involve:
Before the first dental visit, parents can take a proactive approach with the following steps:
Prevention For Teens
As children grow up and become teenagers, proper dental care is more important than ever. This is a crucial time to reinforce healthy habits and to maintain proper dental hygiene. Parents should bring their children in every six months for cleaning and check-ups. Dr. Kersey will help every teen patient keep their smile bright and healthy.
We also recommend the following tips for parents:
Prevention for Adults
As parents, monitoring your children’s oral health is crucial. But that doesn’t mean you should neglect your own health. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy, bright smile and preventing dental conditions from occurring: