Concerned about your dental health in Traverse City? Call Dr. Jon Zoutendam today.

Did you know that dental health touches every aspect of your life? In Dr. Zoutendam’s Traverse City dental practice, oral maintenance is paramount to your overall health and livelihood. With regular cleanings and exams, even the most serious conditions are treatable.

Your mouth can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. Systemic diseases can also be first apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems. At our office, dental health is maintained with twice-yearly checkups.

During your regular checkups, we examine the health of your mouth, measure the bone levels around your teeth, check for decay, screen for oral cancer, examine your restorations, evaluate your bite, and remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease thrive in plaque and tartar, producing toxins that can cause bone loss and eventually tooth loss. A toothbrush and floss won’t even budge tartar, so we must remove it every six months in our office. Your six-month exam and cleaning is a critical part of a preventive dental health program. It’s the best way for you to prevent advanced dental problems, and that minimizes the time and money you spend in the dental chair.

You can practice good oral hygiene and, in turn, maintain your dental health by always brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between your teeth once a day with floss or another inter-dental cleaner, replacing your toothbrush every three or four months and by eating a balanced diet and limiting between-meal snacks. Don’t forget to schedule regular dental check-ups to keep your smile, and yourself, healthy.

At Dr. Jon Zoutendam’s office, our philosophy is to develop long-term patient relationships by providing predictable, quality dentistry in a warm, caring environment. We’re here to serve you and your family to ensure that the dental health of everyone you love is properly maintained.

To schedule an appointment call 231-946-6336 today!