At Design Dental, we’re dedicated to being your go-to dentist in Coralville, IA, and additional areas we serve in IA. Offering a variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services, Dr. S. Jeremy Tu provides comprehensive dental care for all ages. We strive to meet all of your dental needs under one roof.
Preventive Dental Care
Preventative care is one of the best ways to keep your smile sparkling. Brushing and flossing at home is crucial, but you must schedule regular dental visits as well to maintain your oral health. We recommend that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup.
There are certain things that you may not notice, but a dentist would. We perform a thorough dental exam at your biannual checkups. At each visit, we will check for signs of oral cancer, dental cavities, and gum disease. For more information on how we diagnose and treat gum disease, visit Periodontal Therapy.
We also take notice of any big changes that have occurred since your last visit. Catching issues as early as possible makes them easier to treat and less invasive for you.
During your biannual visits, we also do a deep cleaning process. We’re able to polish and get into areas that are difficult to reach with normal brushing and flossing. Tartar and plaque buildup can especially be harmful near the gum line, one of the most difficult places for normal toothbrushes to reach.
Family Dental Care
As family dentists, we take care of patients of all ages. We recognize that people at different stages of life have different dental needs. We have everything we need in our office to take care of children, teens, and adults.
Children should first visit the dentist before they turn a year old or within six months of their first tooth erupting. It’s important for them to feel comfortable going to the dentist starting at an early age. This helps us educate them and their parents on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as the importance of a balanced diet.
Children seeing the dentist early also makes them more comfortable with dental care. Their parent can sit with them throughout the process, and they can watch their parent get care as well. This helps to prevent the onset of dental anxiety.
As children grow into adolescents and teens, we’re going to be looking at the development of their teeth and jaw. This formative period is essential for orthodontic intervention if your child needs it. We will also suggest wisdom tooth removal around this stage. We’re always monitoring so that we can tell if wisdom teeth erupting would be a problem in your mouth.
As we age, other problems develop. The enamel layer of our teeth becomes thinner, leading to discoloration and possible sensitivity. Seniors are also more likely to suffer from missing teeth. We offer solutions like dental implants and porcelain veneers to ensure that you’re always ready to show off your smile.
Schedule Your Visit To Our Coralville, IA Dentist Office
Whether you’re coming to our office for preventative care or you have complex dental problems, we can help. Schedule an appointment online or call us to be seen in our office!