Ideally, dentistry is preventive. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your dentist regularly – at least once every six months – to ensure proper oral hygiene and functionality. Regular checkups and oral health maintenance minimize the development of serious dental problems that can require costly treatment. If you remain vigilant and visit your dentist regularly, you can enjoy exceptional dental health.
A professional hygienist's cleaning will leave you with that “toothpaste-commercial-smile” feeling! After deposits, stains and other unwanted items are gently cleaned from your teeth, your hygienist will polish your teeth to provide you with that squeaky-clean smile.
Our staff only utilizes digital dental x-rays that deliver significantly less radiation and provide better image quality, resulting in safer, better care for you. Not only that, digital x-rays don't require fixer, developer and other solutions that can harm our environment. For us, digital dental x-rays are the only option that makes sense for our patients, staff and the environment.
A complete oral exam includes obtaining a medical history and other pertinent health information, followed by a complete examination of the health of your teeth, mouth and gums. This examination can often head off potential problems before they even occur.
Flouride treatments are often recommended for children and adults and are another pain-free way to help your teeth fight cavities. Our teeth react to the foods we eat and are in a constant process of demineralization (loss of minerals) or re-mineralization (gaining minerals). When these processes don't balance each other out, the demineralization of the enamel on our teeth can result in increased susceptibility to cavities. Flouride helps to speed the re-mineralization for optimal enamel (and tooth) health.
Because most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, dental sealants are often used to protect these areas from decay. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
Particularly among children and teens, patient education is often needed to teach proper brushing and flossing habits, as well as other tips for maintaining a healthy mouth. Our dentists and hygienists are always prepared to provide this instruction in a friendly and fun manner.