Dr. Kalmanovich is a strong advocate of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He has a strong desire to focus on life practices that help to prevent the progression or initiation of oral disease. He has a compassion for education, having received the endowment award from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. In his practice, he focuses on educating patients on the importance of maintaining good oral health. This includes informing patients of procedures that they can do at home, such as maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, brushing and flossing correctly on a daily basis. It is important to use the appropriate technique when flossing to remove plaque from between teeth and at the gum line. Flossing should be done with at least an 18-inch strip of floss wrapped around the middle fingers of each hand.
In the office, prophylaxis is the key. By examination of the teeth, through a hands on exam, x- ray’s, an oral cancer screening and teeth cleaning, Dr. Kalamanovich is able to provide a through recommendation on how to maintain good oral health. For children, Dr.Kalmanovich may recommend the use of fluoride supplements and sealants, while for the elderly he may teach on the proper technique and importance of cleaning dentures, while keeping in mind that the elderly may need to adopt specialized toothbrushes for easier handling, due to having arthritis.
Most importantly, in order to maintain a healthy smile through your lifetime, visiting Dr.Kalmanovich every six months will also help prevent serious dental issues such as cavities or periodontal disease. Visiting the office, can catch things you may have missed during your at-home care routine.
Tooth decay is a progressive disease resulting in the interaction of bacteria that naturally occur on the teeth and sugars in the everyday diet. Sugar causes a reaction in the bacteria, causing it to produce acids that break down the mineral in teeth, forming a cavity. Dentists remove the decay and fill the tooth using a variety of fillings, restoring the tooth to a healthy state. Nerve damage can result from severe decay and may require a crown (a crown is like a large filling that can cap a tooth, making it stronger or covering it). Avoiding unnecessary decay simply requires strict adherence to a dental hygiene regimen: brushing and flossing twice a day, regular dental checkups, diet control and fluoride treatment. Practicing good hygiene avoids unhealthy teeth and costly treatment.
Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of your teeth and gums between checkups. Our practice wants to make sure that you get the most out of your office visits, and that your teeth stay healthy for life! We’ll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family. Routine dental checkups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages. Early detection and treatment saves unnecessary discomfort, time, and money. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends checkups twice a year. Oral needs change with age and the condition of your teeth and gums. Your Dentist may recommend a checkup schedule that is more or less frequent than twice a year. The key to healthy teeth and gums is keeping plaque and food decay from building up in your mouth. Plaque and food decay attract harmful bacteria that cause cavities, gum disease, and persistent bad breath. Your tongue attracts bacteria, too. During the normal process of eating, tiny fragments of food collect on your tongue. As these fragments decay, bacteria create a filmy white coating on the top of your tongue. Practice the four-step routine to keep plaque and harmful bacteria from building up in your mouth.