A healthy, white smile can be yours when you visit Guy H. Fortier, DDS twice a year for checkups. Dr. Guy has performed thousands of dental cleanings and exams in Fort Wayne over his three and a half decades of practice. Just like our other happy patients, here’s what routine visits can do for you, too:Doctor Fortier Talks about the importance of regular Cleanings and Exams Read Transcript
Our practice strongly feels that routine cleanings are a basis for overall good health. Once again, we don't know what's happening unless we look. You won't feel anything a lot of times till it's too late. Research has shown that if there's infection and inflammation in your gums, it can get into your body. If you have diabetes or other systemic diseases, it can actually make them worse. We can get your gums healthy so that there's no transfer to the body from bacteria that should stay in the mouth. There was an interesting article that I just read that shows one of the bacteria in the mouth is now being looked at as a possible cause of Alzheimer's. If you keep your gums healthy, no infection, no inflammation, that bacteria doesn't have any way to get into the body. That's one of our main focuses here.
If you haven't been to a dentist for a while, give us a call. We're more than happy to have you in for a free look-see and just see what's going on. Sometimes if it's been quite a while, we have you in for a preliminary, an evaluation, just to make sure we have the amount of time we need to do everything as good as we can. It takes a while to get it right. If it's been a while, it sometimes takes a while, but we work with you and explain everything. After you're done, we have remarkable results. You feel better. We've had patients say, My gums haven't felt this good in years. That really makes us happy when somebody walks out like that.
- Help us catch and treat small dental problems before they can damage your smile.
- Increase your confidence knowing that your smile looks attractive.
- Prevent the need for invasive dental treatments down the road.
- Give you peace of mind about your oral health.
Schedule your next cleaning and exam today! Call us at 260-888-3871 to speak with one of our friendly team members.
Pamper Your Smile With Regular Checkups
As a new patient, your checkup will begin with our dental hygienist. They will take some X-rays (using digital equipment) and talk to you about your oral health. Then we’ll use a laser device to check for any signs of tooth decay. This pain-free procedure will catch tiny cavities that the naked eye is unable to see.
If we find any decay, and if time permits, we can use a different laser to gently remove the decay and prepare it for a natural-looking composite filling – all without having to numb you.
Next, our hygienist will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth. We’ll pay special attention to areas that you might miss at home. Afterward, your teeth will sparkle and you’ll enjoy that “fresh-from-the-dentist” feeling.
Dr. Guy will then perform a complete dental inspection, rechecking any areas of concern noted by the hygienist. Depending on what he finds, he may recommend other services like fluoride treatment, dental sealants, custom mouthguards, or gum disease treatment. We also offer help with chronic dry mouth and halitosis (bad breath), so be sure to tell us if you’re experiencing these problems.
For the healthiest and most attractive smile possible, visit us every six months for your dental cleanings and exams in Fort Wayne. Call us today to schedule your next appointment: 260-888-3871.