Putnam dentists, Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn, work hard to assist patients in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. They’d much rather do that than to use all the restorative dental skills and experience they have acquired over the years. So, they recommend the application of fluoride to keep tooth enamel strong. Could fluoride help your dental health?
January 21, 2017
November 24, 2015
When you are looking for a Putnam family dentist, you are searching for someone who needs to be a lot of things to a lot of people. First of all, your family may include mom and dad, a few kids, grandma and grandpa, Aunt Shirley, and even that kindly old gentleman next door you look after. Among all of those people, a variety of dental services may be required from basic teeth cleaning to more advanced procedures, such as dental implants or dentures and partials. Drs. Carolyn and Walter McGinn are the skilled and experienced dentists you need to make sure your family members enjoy healthy and happy smiles for a lifetime.
August 5, 2015
Now that summertime has almost come to a close, you know what that means: it’s time to start prepping for the upcoming school year. Ah, yes. The infamous start of school for everyone. Before you know it, there will be plenty of sports practices, school projects, and countless other school-related activities that you’ll have to be involved with. Before your schedule becomes a mess, we’d advise you to schedule your child’s back-to-school checkup very soon. There’s no better way to keep them extra prepared for the school year than with a regular checkup at our Putnam, CT office. Drs. Walter and Carolyn McGinn form a dental team that you can count on to keep your children’s smiles feeling and looking beautiful throughout the school year. Choose the children’s dentist that Putnam residents have come to know over the years: Dr. Walter McGinn and Dr. Carolyn McGinn.
March 15, 2015
Because your family is made up of people young and old, Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn in Putnam, CT, have a family dentistry practice that serves patients of all ages. If you have a toddler in the family, then we have just the right touch and approach to help them feel comfortable at the dentist, so they can begin to build a solid foundation of oral health care for a lifetime. If you look after elderly parents, we are experienced in caring for older patients whose teeth may need restorative procedures, such as crowns or dentures. Drs. McGinn have the family dentistry practice that can accommodate the needs of all the members of your family.
Family Dentistry in Putnam, CT
Of course, the cornerstone of family dentistry is the dental checkup. Drs. McGinn would like to see each member of your family every six months for checkups. So, whether you’re bringing your child for his very first checkup or your Dad for his 101st checkup, we set out to accomplish the same goals with our checkups. First, we’ll clean your teeth and remove plaque, which is that sticky substance that can harden and trap decay causing bacteria.
And speaking of bacteria, we always check your teeth for signs of decay and, when necessary, take digital x-rays to find hidden spots of decay below the gum line. We’ll also evaluate the health of your gums, screen for oral cancer—a particular concern for older patients—and check for any indication of TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder, which is a painful condition of the jaw joints that can lead to other problems such as bite misalignment.
Schedule an Appointment Today
For family dentistry designed to serve all the members of your family, call the office of Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn. We conveniently serve patients in Putnam, CT, as well as Woodstock, Thompson, Pomfret, Brooklyn, Killingly, Eastford, Plainfield, Webster, Dudley, Douglas, Burrillville, Gloucester, and Foster.
December 12, 2014
As the husband and wife dental team serving Putnam, CT, and the surrounding areas, Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn certainly know something about family. Moreover, they also know a lot about family dentistry. As your family dentist, the McGinns will provide comprehensive dental care for you and for the people you care about the most.
Along with good oral hygiene at home, family dentistry, also called general dentistry, is the foundation of oral health. As family dentists, Drs. McGinn place a premium on prevention—preventing tooth decay, gum disease and other conditions that are compromising to your oral health as well as your overall health.
An Ounce of Prevention with Family Dentistry
Thus, with prevention in mind and in keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, our dentists would like to see you and your family members at least twice every year for checkups. At these checkups, we will clean your teeth, remove any plaque build-up, monitor for decay and when needed, take x-rays to see decay in locations where dental caries can go unnoticed. Of course, if we find a cavity, then we will treat with a dental filling, thereby preventing a more involved procedure such as root canal therapy, a crown or dental implant, or even extraction.
In addition, Drs. McGinn may occasionally recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants. These procedures are particularly important for children whose dental habits may be, well, less than perfect. Fluoride has been proven to strengthen teeth’s enamel, your smile’s first line of defense against decay. Dental sealants literally provide an added layer of protection. These modern wonders are a thin plastic coating that is applied to teeth—most often those deeply grooved molars—to create a barrier between acid-causing decay and your teeth.
Call Our Office Today
To schedule an appointment with the family dentistry team of Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn in Putnam, CT, call our office today. We also serve families from Woodstock, Thompson, Pomfret, Brooklyn, Killingly, Eastford, Plainfield, Webster, Dudley, Douglas, Burrillville, Gloucester, and Foster.