As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We educate you and your family and take preventative steps to help you avoid most dental problems.
You know regular cleanings at the dentist office are essential. But do you know why? Simple: Brushing and flossing at home can’t remove the hardened plaque and calculus (bacteria) build-up from your teeth and gums. Removing this bacteria prevents cavities and gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. So it’s really important! Dentists generally recommend a cleaning at least every six months. But more frequent cleanings are often beneficial. Our caring hygienists will help you determine the cleaning schedule you need to keep your smile beautiful for a lifetime.
Visiting us for exams on a regular basis is essential. It allows us to diagnose problems before they get worse! Long-term this cuts down on treatment time. We’ll teach you how to avoid cavities and gum disease from happening in the first place, but regular exams are your number one best defense.
Fluoride treatment strengthens enamel, the outer surface of your teeth. We recommend supplementing with fluoride, especially for children. Since adding fluoride to public drinking water, there’s been a dramatic reduction in cavities. When taken as prescribed, fluoride is not only safe but vital for healthy teeth.
If you’re a clencher or grinder, an occlusal guard is your smile’s best friend. Using a guard at night prevents the wearing down, cracking, or breaking of your teeth over time. A properly-fitted guard can help you maintain your beautiful teeth for a lifetime, and even ease any jaw or joint pain you might be having.
The best way to teach children about dental health and instill good habits is to make learning fun. Our primary core value is to provide a friendly and inviting atmosphere. We’ll make sure your child’s dental visit is stress-free and enjoyable.
When periodontal disease (gum and bone loss) start to take hold, often times a regular cleaning is not enough to clean the area. That’s when we recommend Scaling and Root Planing (deep cleaning), which allows our hygienists to remove all the bacteria below the gums. This promotes healing and gets you back on track to a healthy mouth.
We provide retainers for any situation. If you lost your retainer, or have one that no longer fits, we’ve got you covered. If you see your teeth shifting and want to prevent more movement, no problem! We’ll design a retainer to keep your smile precisely the way you like it.
Sealants are applied quickly and painlessly to the biting surface of you molars and premolars. The best time to do this is right after an adult tooth has erupted. Developing teeth have lots of tiny grooves and pits which can be too small for toothbrush bristles to effectively clean. The sealants do just that, seal off these grooves and pits to prevent cavities from forming.
When playing sports, protecting your teeth and jaw from unexpected trauma is a smart move. We make custom athletic guards that defend your mouth and even improve athletic performance. Yep, it’s proven!
X-Rays are very important! Without regular X-rays, your cavities and other problems may go unnoticed until it’s too late. X-rays help us detect decay, periodontal disease, fractures, infections, cysts, even cancer. That’s why it’s so important to get an early diagnosis. Today’s X-rays use minimal radiation and give us the immediate information we need to protect your smile. If you have questions or concerns about X-rays, just ask.