Dr. Ratti Handa and her professional dental team offer general dental options to patients that are far from ordinary. Biorejuvenation and Laser dentistry offer new methods of treatment to improve the overall oral health of patients. During your first appointment with Dr. Handa, she will asses your needs and recommend the most appropriate solutions for you. By taking the form of your teeth and gums into account, Dr. Handa is able to create a treatment plan that aligns well with your oral health goals. She makes sure that she collaborates with patients for the most effective end-result. Dr. Handa and her dental team aim to provide a comfortable environment where patients can receive the dental care they need. Learn more about the solutions she offers patients in her Acton, MA office:
General Dental Solutions
This type of dentistry ensures that patients have relaxed muscles and stable joints. The goal of Biorejuvenation dentistry is to enhance the form and function of teeth. Those with misaligned teeth, teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism), or jaw, tooth, and facial pain benefit from Biorejuvenation dentistry. Dr. Handa is trained in treating patients using Invisalign, oral appliance therapy, porcelain veneers, dentures, dental implants, and other solutions that help patients receive healthier smiles. All of the dental options for patients under the Biorejuvenation umbrella offer long-lasting results that improve oral health and aesthetics. Airway dentistry is often used in tandem with Biorejuvenation dentistry to treat crooked teeth, temporomandibular joint disorders, and a misaligned bite. Dr. Handa is trained in specific treatments for sleep apnea and other airway disorders.
Patients who need a more comfortable gum treatment can benefit from Laser dentistry. This method offers many benefits as it does not require sutures, prevents blood loss during treatment, and is safe for patients. Lasers are quicker and more comfortable than traditional surgical dental methods. Lasers sterilize the treated area and do not require anesthesia. There is also a smaller chance of damage to tissue and surrounding areas when lasers are used to treat gums. In addition, some non-surgical treatments that treat problems like gum disease include scaling and root planing. These solutions remove plaque and tartar from beneath the gums. It is important to make sure that the gums reattach to the tooth to prevent tooth loss. In severe cases of periodontitis or gum disease, restorative treatments such as dentures and dental implants are needed.
General Dentistry FAQs
When should I take my child to the dentist for their first dental check up?
It is recommended that your child sees the dentist around their first birthday, or 6 months after their first tooth coming in. It is important for young children to see their dentist early, and keep regular checkups to ensure their jaw and teeth are inline and that they are keeping up with their oral hygiene.
How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes. It is recommended to use a fluoride toothpaste. You should floss at least once a day, but it is never a bad idea to floss twice a day, or every time you brush your teeth.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin coatings painted across teeth so that chewing the surfaces of molars cavities may be prevented. They also prevent tooth decay. A study by the CDC states that dental sealants prevent 80 percent of cavities for two years after treatment.
Is a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush more effective?
Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes tackle plaque and gingivitis better than manual toothbrushes. Oscillating toothbrush movement seems to work better than regular vibrations.
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Are you looking for comfortable treatment? Do you need a reliable and friendly dentist? Feel the difference that professional dental care can make on your teeth and gums. Call Dr. Handa’s Acton, MA office today at 978.212.3783. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Handa and her advanced dental team on our website. We work with patients as individuals to determine the source of their problems for an accurate and thorough solution. Those who are nervous about visiting the dentist can rest easy knowing that Dr. Handa and her dental staff are friendly and warm with patients.