At his O’Fallon dental office, Dr. Paul Burns tells all his patients – young and old – about the importance of preventive dental care. The whole idea is to prevent the onset of dental diseases before they start. Maintaining optimal oral health involves brushing and flossing at home along with biannual checkups and cleanings as performed by our dentist. By doing this, you are preventing the accumulation of dental plaque and food particles around and between the teeth where they can cause gum disease and cavities. And, of course, a good diet and avoidance of sugary foods provides additional protection from dental disease.
When you come in for a regular examination at the O’Fallon dental office, you will receive a very thorough oral examination, screening for oral cancer and a professional teeth cleaning. During the course of your visit, Dr. Burns will check your teeth for any signs of decay or gum disease and then examine the hard and soft tissues of your mouth for other conditions, which may affect your oral health. Diagnostic films will be taken as needed to provide a more complete assessment of your oral health. After this examination is completed, you will receive a thorough dental cleaning to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up in the areas that your toothbrush and floss have not reached. For our pediatric patients, a checkup visit may include sealants on the newly erupted permanent back teeth as well as periodic fluoride treatments to provide an extra level of prevention against decay. When the exam and cleaning are over, you will leave with a renewed smile.
In addition to an emphasis on preventive care, Dr. Burns and our O’Fallon dental office offer a complete range of dental services designed to meet the needs of every member of your family. Whether you need a filling, cosmetic smile makeover, teeth replaced, the treatment of a TMJ disorder or a sports mouthguard, we are well equipped to handle your needs. And to insure a gleaming smile, our cosmetic menu offers the latest in dental veneers and teeth whitening. So if you are looking for a family dentist that fulfills your family’s dental needs, come and see Dr. Paul Burns.
2315 Technology Drive
O’Fallon, MO 63368