Dr. David Goris offers the wide range of dentistry services your family needs. We can address everything from preventive dental care to complex dental problems in our Greenwood dentist office. We also offer periodontal, cosmetic and restorative dental services to maintain the health and integrity of the teeth and gums for lifelong oral health.
General Dentistry- What to Expect
Dr. Goris believes that the best dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and patient. He will take time to listen to your needs and goal and then develop a personalized treatment plan to help get the smile you want.
Our examinations are completely thorough and help us to identify underlying problems that can cause functional and cosmetic dentistry concerns. A dental exam with Dr. Goris typically includes:
- Digital dental x-rays
- Intra-oral diagnostic dental imaging
- Screening for gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer
- Occlusal analysis and examination of temporomandibular joints (TMJ)
One of the chief dental health concerns for children is tooth decay. Routine visits to our Greenwood dentist office can help your child maintain healthy teeth and prevent tooth cavities. Dr. Goris also offers dental sealants to further prevent the formation of cavities.
Preventing Gum Disease in Adults
According to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of Americans aged 30 or older have an advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This chronic condition can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Routine visits to the dentist can help you prevent and manage gum disease in any stage. Dr. Goris offers comprehensive periodontal therapy and screens patients for gum disease on every visit.
Oral hygiene habits for long term dental health
There are 8 key components to good dental health, and incorporating these into your everyday lifestyle can go a long way towards keeping you strong and healthy:
Understand your own oral health and oral health needs: this can be accomplished with regular dental visits where Dr. David Goris of Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood can make recommendations for good oral hygiene that are personalized and take into account other factors that may be influencing your dental health.
Commit to a daily oral hygiene routine: brushing, flossing and using dental care products that will keep your smile healthy between visits is key to long term oral health. Dr. Goris will often recommend appropriate hygiene products to patients who are having a health issue.
Use fluoride products: this applies to both children AND adults! Fluoride helps keep tooth enamel strong and healthy. But be wary of overuse.
Brush and floss: practicing these daily helps to reduce the development of gum disease and tooth decay.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet with limited sugar: added sugars have caused an increase in both oral and overall health issues for today’a dental patients. Limiting sugar is important for overall good health and will also reduce tooth decay.
Stop the use of tobacco: smoking contributes to halitosis, damaged and stained teeth as well as gum disease- if possible, quit smoking!
Perform oral exams at home: looking for and informing Dr. Goris of changes in the teeth and gums on a regular basis can mean quicker treatment of developing dental problems.
Dr. Goris seeks to establish a life-long relationship with his dental patients and understands the importance of educating them on good at home oral hygiene to support preventive care and keep them smiling for the long run!
Payment & Dental Insurance Information
Unfortunately, dentistry is something many people sacrifice because they think they can’t afford it. Dr. Goris offers a wide range of payment options including phased treatment schedules to help you get the dentistry you want in a budget you are comfortable with. We work with most dental insurance companies and will file claims on your behalf to maximize your dental insurance benefits without sacrificing your quality of care.