Preventative Dental Care
X-Rays are pictures of the teeth, bones, and soft tissue around them that allow for problems with the jaw, teeth, and mouth to be found. They can show cavities, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen with just a visual examination.
Exams and Cleanings
Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive oral care. It gives your dentist an opportunity to provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems early - when they are most treatable.
During a dental exam, your dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. They will also make an evaluation on your risk for developing other oral health problems.
Many things that we eat and drink are bad for your teeth that can result in teeth sensitivity or worse, cavities. Typically, high sugar and high acid content are to blame. However, fluoride can help the teeth become resistant. We encourage the proactive approach of an in-office application of fluoride at all appointments.
Normal pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces and back of teeth can trap food that cannot be removed by brushing or washed out by water or saliva.
Sealants help prevent cavities in teeth by acting as a barrier to molars and premolars against plaque & tartar. They are great for kids and adults.
Periodontal (Gum Disease)
Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. It causes teeth to loosen or to tooth loss. It is common but highly preventable. Brushing at least twice a day, daily flossing, and routine dental checkups can improve successful treatment for periodontitis.
Custom Night guards & Sports guards
Night guards are designed to protect your teeth. The strong forces of grinding and clenching can cause teeth to crack, become sensitive, gums to recede as well as cause you pain.
Sport guards are designed to protect the teeth and mouth in case of a sudden, hard impact during sports.