Comprehensive dental exams and cleanings are recommended once every three to six months for all patients. These visits help identify any tooth decay or early signs of gum disease or oral cancer through diagnostic X-rays and physical examination. Early detection of these conditions can help ensure effective treatment and prevent permanent damage.
Regular cleanings help keep teeth clean and healthy through thorough exams provided by your dentist and certified dental hygienist. A dental cleaning includes removal of tartar and plaque, which can buildup and cause inflammation and disease if left untreated. The teeth are also polished during a cleaning to remove stains and further buildups of plaque that may not be removed during regular tooth brushing.
Preventative, Restorative & Cosmetic Services
Regular Cleanings for Adults & Children
Athletic & Night Guards
Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing
Oral Cancer Screenings
White Fillings & Bondings
As its name suggests, preventive dentistry is intended to prevent dental problems and related health conditions before they start. The health of your mouth is vital to the health of your entire body. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, low birth weight and other health problems. Healthy teeth are less likely to need extensive and pricey dental procedures. You can keep your teeth and yourself healthy by brushing and flossing every day as well as getting regular dental exams.
Athletic guards are a customized device worn over the teeth to protect them from injury. They protect the teeth from becoming chipped or broken due to trauma. The risk of nerve damage and tooth loss is greatly reduced when a professional mouthguard is fabricated and worn properly. An effective mouth guard should be comfortable, durable, easy-to-clean and allow patients to breathe and speak normally.
Dental X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool used to identify decay, tumors, cysts and extra teeth, as well as track the progress of previous procedures. Although generally considered safe, traditional X-rays briefly expose patients to radiation. New technologies now allow for digital X-rays, which reduce radiation exposure by up to 80 percent, and produce instant, high-quality images. This allows results to be discussed between dentist and patient immediately after examination, and also allows your dentist to easily share your X-rays with other doctors, if needed.
Our dentist offers only white fillings allowing you to show your smile and not be embarassed by showing silver teeth. Even cracked or chipped teeth can be restored for a beautiful smile.