Keeping Your Smile Bright
Through Every Stage of Life
Regular dental prophylaxis (prophy) or cleaning is necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. During your cleaning, we will remove any tartar/plaque from your tooth’s surface and above and below your gum line. Once the cleaning is finished, we will polish your teeth and make any recommendations on how to improve your at-home oral hygiene habits.
One of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults is periodontal (gum) disease. This disease is virtually pain-free, which means signs go unnoticed, causing irreversible damage. Our soft-tissue management program is customized to each patient’s individual needs and is designed to treat gum disease before it becomes a severe problem.
Cone Beam Technology (CT Scan)
Cone beam technology is a diagnostic tool which allows us to create a 3D image of your teeth, tissues, and jaw bone. This image provides us with a comprehensive view of your mouth. It allows us to examine your jaw from every angle and uncover any potential health problems. This technology helps us create better treatment plans for our patients.
Fluoride is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all food and water supplies. It is a great agent used to help prevent tooth decay. We gain fluoride in two ways: topically (toothpaste, mouth rinses, gels) and systemically (in our food and water supply). Both types help to strengthen the teeth and protect against bacteria or decay. Fluoride is safe and effective for patients of all ages. Our team will work with you to determine which fluoride treatment best suits your needs.
X-rays have long played an important role in diagnosing and treating a range of dental issues and irregularities. This technology provides us with an effective way to identify potential problems in a patient’s mouth and jaw. By using digital radiography, we can enhance our level of care. Digital x-rays do not produce as much radiation as conventional x-rays, so patient exposure is greatly reduced. A digital x-rays system also produces higher quality images, which can then be sent electronically to outside specialists for review.
An intraoral camera is a small camera which provides us clear, precise images of your teeth, mouth, and gums. The images produced help us to make a more accurate diagnosis. It allows us to view details that may otherwise have been missed by standard mirror examinations. We utilize the Planmeca® PlanScan™ scanner in our practice. This intraoral scanner uses CAD/CAM technology and blue laser technology to produce more detailed images of the teeth.
Sports are fun, but dental injuries are not! Custom-made athletic mouthguards provide you with the protection you need to prevent injury to your mouth. Our team will partner with you to determine which type of mouthguard fits your needs and will best protect your smile.
If you or a loved one grind their teeth while sleeping, it can leave your teeth exposed and at risk for further damage. In addition, regular teeth grinding or clenching can result in headaches, toothache, and jaw joint pain. A night guard will help keep your jaw properly aligned and help reduce your pain and resulting damage to your teeth.
Sleep apnea is a condition which can affect your oral and overall health. Patients with sleep apnea experience periods in which they don’t breathe enough air as they sleep. This causes the body to briefly wake up and regain breath, producing snoring. If left untreated, it could be life-threatening and lead to high blood pressure, depression, headaches, diabetes. Major issues like stroke or heart failure can also occur.
We will work with you to determine which sleep apnea treatment best fits your needs. This may include CPAP or a custom oral appliance.