GENERAL DENTISTRY

ORAL HYGIENE

Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease and strokes. Regular cleanings can help prevent these problems and provide you with good oral hygiene. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, we are also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.

Adults should be seen for their regular cleaning and check up every six months. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have their dental check ups more than twice a year.

DOCTOR’S EXAMS

Exams will begin by reviewing the X-rays and any intraoral pictures that were taken of your mouth. Any conditions that were noted will be reviewed with you in detail. The clinical exam includes examination of the teeth and gums, evaluation of the bite and TMJ, and an esthetic evaluation where indicated.

FILLINGS

A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth.

The majority of the time, a tooth colored filling made of composite will be placed.

X-RAYS

We use state-of-the-art Digital Radiology which decreases the patient’s radiation exposure while increasing clarity.

Dental X-rays are pictures of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them to help find problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. X-ray pictures can show cavities, dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during your dental examination.

Bitewing X-rays show the upper and lower back teeth. These X-rays are used to check for decay between the teeth. They also show bone loss when severe gum disease or a dental infection is present.

Panoramic X-rays show a broad view of the jaw, teeth, sinuses, nasal area. They show problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures.

WHITENING

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today. Whitening removes organic stains or discolorations primarily caused by aging, certain foods and tobacco use.

Generally, whitening your teeth every four or six months offers optimal results with our at-home products.

  • We provide you with a whitening tray and whitening agent to use at home.
  • Convenience: You can do home whitening at any time of the day or night, for short or long periods.
  • Portable: You can also use at-home whitening trays while on the go or at work.