Dentistry for Adults
A Healthy Smile, A Healthy Body
We know that your oral health is not only about looking your best. It’s about maintaining healthy teeth and gums, which is also linked to your overall health. Recent studies have established a link between gum disease and your overall health. Our commitment to you includes paying meticulous attention to all of your needs and helping you strive for outstanding oral health.
The Importance of Hygiene Visits
One of the most important reasons to visit the dentist is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Plaque and tartar form on teeth over time. Plaque is soft and sticky, but it hardens into tartar, which is beyond the scope of your typical toothbrush and floss. Tartar accumulates below the gumline as well as on the surface of the teeth. If you don’t remove plaque, you risk more serious problems with your teeth and gums later on. Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy!
Bonded White Fillings
Filling Choices to Fit Every Need
We are pleased to offer early morning, evening, and Saturday appointments to accommodate your busy schedule.
For years, the silver-mercury amalgam has been the standard filling material used in dental practices. They are effective, affordable, and covered by insurance in most situations. Our practice also offers modern, state-of-the-art restorations that are a natural-looking white, contain no metals, and can actually strengthen your teeth. We are proud to offer both alternatives, and will be happy to discuss which option is best for you.
Oral Cancer – Minimize Your Risk
It’s an often unknown statistic that oral cancer causes one American death every hour. For 40 years, this mortality rate hasn’t changed. But early detection means a 90% cure rate for oral cancer. That’s why we conduct a visual screening at every six-month checkup and cleaning. If the hygienist or doctor sees anything that gives them cause for concern, they’ll refer you to an oral surgeon. This screening could literally save your life!
Saving Hopeless Teeth
Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should be avoided whenever possible. The good news is that we are well experienced in advanced root canal therapy. This procedure fixes a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of a tooth and replacing it with a filling material. With modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are much more tolerable than in the past.
Are You Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic?
Did you know there is a link between your dental health and your ability to successfully control blood sugar levels? Untreated gum disease makes your diabetes worse, and diabetes makes your gum disease worse. You’ll be glad to know that we have received special training on dental care for diabetics. No one here will ever criticize you for having put off dental care. You can be assured of compassionate and completely non-judgmental care.
Put a Halt to Teeth Grinding
Many people grind their teeth in their sleep and don’t even know it. This can cause excessive wear and damage to tooth enamel as well as jaw pain and headaches. We can design a custom-fitting nightguard to protect your teeth and ease your pain.
In-House Tooth Extractions
If a tooth is extensively damaged or infected, extraction is the solution to the problem. We do most extractions in our office, so you will not be inconvenienced with a referral to another office. Our compassionate manner will make you feel comfortable in our care for this treatment.
If it’s time for your next cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no-obligation consultation, call us now at (262) 886-9830.