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The health of our patients and team are our top priority. We continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Assiciation (ADA) as it relates to COVID-19, commonly the corona virus.

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Please read the recommendations from the American Dental Association below or call our office (540) 366-5373 regarding any questions you may have regarding your dental care as it relates to COVID-19.

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Welcome to Eschenbach Family Dentistry

Your Family Dentist in Roanoke, Virginia

As a general dentist, Dr. Sean Eschenbach has dedicated himself to the health and well-being of patients throughout the Roanoke, Salem, and Hollins, VA communities. He has training in most facets of dental care including pediatric dentistryperiodonticsendodontics, oral surgery, implant placement, sedation dentistry, and hospital dentistry.

With this experience Dr. Eschenbach aims to improve the oral health of all patients seeking dental care in southwest Virginia, regardless of age or medical disability, through utilization of quality advanced general dentistry techniques, hygienists, and area specialists.

Ours is a team made up of loyal, fun, family-oriented people, all with a commitment to putting our patients’ best interests first and foremost. We listen to our patients and implement plans that achieve their unique oral health goals.

The services we provide include:

Don’t wait to achieve the great oral health and beautiful smile you deserve. Contact our Roanoke dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eschenbach today!

Eschenbach Dental FAQs

Dentistry involves treating, diagnosing, and preventing a wide range of diseases and health conditions that can adversely affect the mouth, gums, jaw, and teeth. If you want to effectively maintain your oral health, dentistry is essential. A key component of dentistry is the repairing of teeth, which can involve any number of unique treatments. If the tooth can't be fixed, a complete extraction may be necessary, after which artificial teeth could be inserted.
A dentist is a common specialist who focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing all kinds of different oral health issues. In order for someone to become a dentist, they must first finish eight years of school before obtaining a DMD degree or DDS degree. If you find that your dentist is considered to be a pediatric dentist, this indicates that they focus on providing oral care for children from their infancy to their adolescent years.

If an individual wants to become a pediatric dentist, they must first obtain extensive training and education that allows them to work with younger kids and teenagers. Some of the additional specializations that a dentist can train for include endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, and maxillofacial. While you likely understand that orthodontics has to do with the correction of misaligned jaws and teeth, endodontics is centered around root canals. As for periodontics, this dentistry specialization is geared towards diagnosing and treating gum disease. Prosthodontics is a specialization that has to do with implants.
When you visit the dentist on a regular basis, you will be able to properly keep your mouth and teeth inside healthy and clean. However, these appointments will also allow you to maintain the health of your entire body. There are many benefits that can be derived from receiving dental care, the primary of which is that this care helps to prevent tooth decay. It can also protect against periodontal disease, which is a severe dental problem that can eventually cause you to lose your tooth and the bone underneath.

You should also notice a reduction in your bad breath since regular dental visits will lessen the mouth bacteria that can cause bad breath. By properly maintaining your teeth with dental appointments, you will have a more beautiful smile, which should bolster your self-confidence. Some of the more deep-set stains that can develop from food, tobacco, and drinks can only be effectively removed by a dentist. Another notable benefit of regular dental care is that your teeth will be strengthened, which should allow you to have a natural smile for the remainder of your life.
Even if your teeth feel great, it's still highly recommended that you visit the dentist on a regular basis. As is the case with the health of your body, the problems that occur with the health of your teeth aren't always noticeable and can develop without you even being aware that they exist. The dentist that you schedule an appointment with will be able to help you maintain the appearance of your smile, which should keep it looking beautiful.

Because of the many technological advancements in the field of dentistry, you don't need to settle for having teeth that are misshapen, chipped, or stained. The numerous treatment options that dentists can provide to improve your smile include complete smile makeovers, tooth replacement, professional teeth whitening, and fillings that are able to appear just like natural teeth.
When you're looking to choose the right dentist for the care of you and your family, it's recommended that you consider several options before making your final choice. When you schedule an initial consultation with a dentist, this meeting will allow you to better understand if the dentist is a match for you and your family. While the appointment is ongoing, there are several things that you should consider, which include:
  • If the appointment is scheduled at the right time
  • If the office is relatively simple to get to
  • If the dentist provides thorough explanations of treatment options
  • If the dental office appears clean
  • If the cost of treatment is provided to you immediately upon asking
  • If the dentist is currently a member of the American Dental Association
There are many steps that you can take to better maintain your oral health between the dental checkups that you attend. For one, it's essential that you brush your teeth twice every day, which should be accompanied by flossing once per day. You should try to get toothpaste that contains an ingredient known as fluoride, which can help keep your teeth white. Make sure to inquire with your dentist about whether or not you need to use a fluoride rinse. This type of rinse can assist with the prevention of cavities.

  When you're trying to eat a healthy diet that won't negatively affect your teeth, it's recommended that you avoid tobacco and foods that contain high amounts of sugar. Tobacco can cause your teeth to stain and may eventually lead you to develop gum disease. As for sugar, this substance causes an increase in the total amount of bacteria that can develop in the mouth, which bolsters plaque development and cavities. When you brush your teeth, consider brushing your tongue as well to get rid of food particles and bacteria that may be resting on your tongue. This will also help to freshen up your breath. When scheduling a dental appointment, you should try to visit a dentist once every six months.
According to the AAPD, children should have their first dental appointment at any time between six months and one year of age. It's during this time that their baby teeth will start to come in. If you schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist, they will be able to take a look at the overall health of your child's initial teeth. Once the first visit has taken place, make sure that you continue to schedule appointments in six-month intervals.
Children, adolescents, and adults should all visit the dentist for their regular checkup around once every six months or so. If you wait longer than this, there's a greater chance that you will begin to develop oral health problems that could require extensive treatments to correct. If you have a higher risk of suffering from gum disease or oral cancer, you may need to visit your dentist more than the usual two times each year. You can also ask your dentist how often you should be visiting for routine checkups.
Cavities are tiny holes that can form within a tooth. These holes are the result of tooth decay. Hardened plaque can develop on the outer portion of your tooth and eventually interact with the starches of sugars in the various types of food that you consume, which may result in cavities. This interaction can produce a harmful acid that eats away at the protective enamel on your teeth. If a cavity develops and isn't treated in a prompt manner, you may suffer from more serious health issues with your teeth and jaw. You can effectively prevent cavities by brushing your teeth twice every day and by flossing between your teeth at least one time each day.
Dental fillings are substances that are made from synthetic materials and are used to fill any cavity that can be found in your mouth. These fillings are placed in the affected tooth once the decay has been properly removed. In most cases, the placement of the fillings won't hurt since your dentist should place a minor anesthetic around your mouth.

The fillings that you obtain can be comprised of many different materials, the primary of which include ceramic, gold, and composite materials. If you want your filling to appear exactly like the color of your teeth, you should select one that's made from composite materials. If ever you require a filling, speak with your dentist to determine which kind is right for your teeth.  
According to the ADA and the majority of dentists, your teeth should be brushed twice every day. When you brush your teeth, you will be able to keep your mouth, gums, and teeth clean by getting rid of bacteria-causing plaque. You should also consider using a toothbrush that comes with soft bristles as well as a toothpaste that consists of fluoride. When brushing your teeth, you should use your toothbrush on both rows of teeth for at least one minute each. Don't forget to brush your tongue. Flossing can be performed once every day, which will allow you to get between the gaps in your teeth that a toothbrush is unable to reach.
No matter how well you take care of your toothbrush, the bristles will eventually become worn down, which will almost certainly occur if you happen to brush your teeth twice per day for at least two minutes. Dentists recommend that children and adults alike replace their toothbrushes around once every three months. In the event that you use an electric toothbrush, the toothbrush should come with directions that tell you how often you should change the head of the toothbrush.

If you currently suffer from gum disease, you should think about changing your toothbrush every 4-6 weeks in order to prevent the spread of bacteria. After you brush your teeth, make sure to rinse the toothbrush with very hot water in order to clean the bristles and kill any germs. If you have recently been sick, you might want to switch to another toothbrush as soon as you can.
Gum disease is a serious health concern that can develop when the buildup of bacteria and plaque isn't treated early on. If these substances aren't removed from your teeth as quickly as possible, there's a chance that you could begin to develop periodontal disease. The main issues that contribute to this condition include teeth grinding, genetics, frequent tobacco use, and the use of certain medications.

Gum disease begins with the development of gingivitis. If you catch gum disease while it's still in the gingivitis stage, it can be effectively treated. Advanced phases of this disease can cause you to experience the loss of one or more teeth and some of the surrounding bone. It's also a permanent condition. You can significantly reduce the possibility of gingivitis and other types of periodontal disease by regularly brushing your teeth and visiting your dentist. The main signs that come with gum disease include:

  • Gums that are swollen, bleeding, red, or irritated
  • Long-lasting bad breath
  • A gum line that is receding quickly
  • An abscessed tooth
  • High amounts of tooth sensitivity
  • Loose teeth
When you wear braces, it's all the more important that you receive dental checkups on a regular basis. While braces are highly effective at straightening teeth, it's possible for pieces of food to become stuck within the wires and brackets that make up this treatment. It's not always easy for a toothbrush to get rid of this food, which can lead to the development of bacteria and eventual cavities. The dentist that you visit can work directly with your orthodontist to be certain that your teeth remain healthy and clean as you wear braces.
When you want to schedule your next dental checkup, contact our practice immediately! The staff at our front desk are happy to help you with any request that you have and can schedule your next appointment whenever your schedule is open. If you are new to our practice, let us know so that we can give you all of the information that you require for your very first visit to this dentist.
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