In addition to restorative and cosmetic care, Dr. Kluth focuses on family dentistry, meeting the dental needs of patients of all ages, from children to senior citizens.
With an emphasis on good oral health, she offers all patients a full examination of their teeth and gums, including the use of x-rays and screening for oral cancer. With her younger patients, Dr. Kluth stresses good oral hygiene and developing good habits-habits that will last all of their lives-to avoid cavities and other oral problems in the years to come.
In teens and adults, she addresses orthodontic problems that are easily corrected with metal braces or Invisalign®.
Adult patients are candidates for standard treatments as well as cosmetic treatments, from porcelain veneers to teeth whitening. For her senior citizen patients, Dr. Kluth focuses on periodontal care as well as primary concerns including advanced wear, dry mouth, the effects of medications on dental health, dentures and dental crowns. Good oral hygiene, diet and prevention are stressed for patients of all ages.
At Jennifer Kluth DMD, our team is prepared to answer all questions pertaining to your dental health and appearance. Oral hygiene, specifically brushing and flossing, are a vital part of your dental health. We can also answer your questions about the different dental specialties and explain the meaning of dental terms.
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
Call Schenectady Office at 518-374-6845 to make an appointment for your next dental exam, teeth cleaning, or if you’re experiencing tooth pain.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gumline. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
The first "regular" dental visit should be just after your child’s third birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. You may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a relationship can be built between your child and your dentist.
We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums). We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth.
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.
Periodontal disease is a serious infection under your gumline. ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes the infection.