Expect us to provide you with reasonably priced options for cleanings, fillings, root canals, and more. Come to us for regular cleanings and exams to keep your teeth in great shape.
What We Do
During your exam, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. Your dentist may also want to take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. Our digital X-rays will help your dentist discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye.
Your hygienist will perform a periodic exam to examine the health of your gums and evaluate the appropriate cleaning. The dental hygienist will then perform a periodontal exam to make sure your gums adhere tightly to your teeth, and no periodontal disease or bone loss may be occurring.
A fluoride treatment in your dentist's office takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, patients may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your oral health or your doctor's recommendation, you may have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months. Your doctor may also prescribe an at-home fluoride product such as a mouthwash, gel, or antibacterial rinse.
Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get in between the small pits and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth causing bone loss that supports and anchors your teeth. Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because it is virtually pain-free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each cleaning your hygienist will check for signs of periodontal disease by checking the space between your teeth and gums.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends establishing a "dental home" by one year of age. A dental home can be described as an ongoing relationship between dentist, patient, and family to deliver accessible, coordinated and comprehensive care. Establishing a dental home leads to appropriate preventive and routine oral health care that leads to a lifetime of good oral health.
Occlusal guards are removable mouth guards that help prevent wear and tear on your teeth during the night. There are specific standards that ADA sets for an ideal mouth guard.