headerTop
headerBtmLeft
headerBtmRight

ADDITIONAL PREVENTATIVE CARE SERVICES

Professional Cleaning: Your regular cleanings are an important line of defense against periodontal disease and are essential to your overall health. After assessing your periodontal health, your hygienist will tailor your cleaning to your individual needs and customize a cleaning interval appropriate for maintaining periodontal health.  Most importantly, she will instruct you on the best way to brush and floss for optimal oral health.

Fluoride treatments (adults and children)Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque , bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children, fluoride becomes encorporated into the development of permanent teeth making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. As the child ages through adulthood, fluoride helps speed the remineralization of the enamel in already erupted teeth and disrupts acid production . Topical fluoride applications are recommended to fight tooth decay and strengthen teeth at all ages. Patients with certain conditions such as dry mouth, gum disease, history of frequent cavities, and the presence of crowns and bridges benefit from additional fluoride treatment.

Dental Sealants: The back teeth, molars and sometimes pre-molars have deep grooves on the chewing surfaces. These grooves can be so deep and narrow that it can be impossible to clean down in the grooves. Bacteria, however, have no problem getting down to the full depths of these grooves and causing decay that can be hard to detect until it is quite advanced. Dental sealants now offer a means of successfully protecting molar and premolar chewing surfaces from decay. Recognized by the American Dental Association as a key means of cavity prevention, dental sealants are a thin resin film that can be applied to your at-risk tooth surfaces.

The same advanced bonding techniques used for cosmetic dentistry are used to bond the sealants in the grooves to seal out bacteria. The entire procedure is not only painless, but fast: requiring between ten and forty-five minutes, depending on the number of teeth we're sealing. The cost of a sealant is much less than the cost of a filling, and it is an excellent investment to protect teeth from getting cavities at all. Over the years they can wear down, and should be checked regularly, which is another important reason for regular examinations and cleanings.

Patient Education: Throughout your dental visit with us, we use every moment to educate you on how to care for your teeth so they will last for a lifetime. We also teach you about the relationship that exists between your oral health and whole body health. Most importantly, we enjoy entertaining your questions and do our best to provide you with helpful answers and solutions.

Snoreguards: Snoring if not treated is an issue that can affect relationships and one’s general health. Snoring can have serious risks if it results in sleep apnea (a serious condition where one stops breathing and there is a disruption of oxygen flow to the circulatory system and brain). We will partner with you to help you or someone you know stop snoring. Snoring has serious health risks including high blood pressure, stroke and cardiovascular disorders. After a thorough evaluation, we may recommend something as simple as a lifestyle change or custom made appliance. Contact our office for your screening, it can be a life changing decision!

Night Guards: Bruxism or teeth grinding is one of the most common sleep disorders. If you are one of the million people that clench or grind your teeth together, you may greatly benefit from a night guard or splint. Tooth grinding, or bruxism as it is known, can cause destruction that can be difficult and costly to restore. In our office, we custom fit guards that can reduce wear and abrasion to the teeth along with protecting the joint from the deleterious effects of grinding.
    
Sports Mouth Guards: Are you in a contact sport like basketball, hockey, rugby, or football? Have you considered a mouth guard? You should. Every year athletes lose teeth due to playing a contact sport without a mouthguard. Before you go out in the rink, pitch or field, come and visit us today and let us custom fit one for you. Every sports guard will fit exactly to your teeth and will be made with the specific sport and level of play in mind. Dentist made sport guards are more comfortable and far more effective than generic mouth guards and can be made with your team colors!

Breath Treatment: (Halitosis) - Bad breath can be embarrassing and even sometimes a deal breaker. Bad breath is often a sign of other oral conditions including gum disease. We can help you eliminate bad breath using the very latest technology along with giving ideas on how to combat this problem with healthy food choices. Some causes of Halitosis include: tooth decay, gum inflammation and disease, sinus infections, poor oral hygiene, diet, chronic dry mouth, some medical disorders and certain medications. If you are troubled about your bad breath, schedule an appointment to assess the health of your gums and teeth.

Decay Reversal & Prevention with Xylitol: Xylitol is a delicious sweetener that promotes oral health. Xylitol naturally eliminates harmful bacteria in the mouth while simultaneously protects and strengthens teeth. Xylitol has been used for over 50 years in Europe, it looks and acts like sugar, but has 40% fewer calories. Xylitol has been confirmed  in hundreds of studies as being safe and having dental health benefits.

With as little as 2 tsp. per day Xylitol can:

  • Prevent & even heal cavities
  • Reduce plaque
  • Strengthen & repair soft teeth
  • Improve bad breath
  • Benefit newly erupting teeth

Xylitol is endorsed by dental associations worldwide and has been used by the U.S. Military since 2001.
Ask us how Xylitol can protect your teeth and brighten your smile.

 

fact7.jpg