The health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of your entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your smile looking its best, visiting your dentist for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful.
By routinely seeing your dentist for exams and cleanings, you can:
During your exam, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems. Your dentist may also want to take X-rays to see what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. Our digital x-rays will provided images that will help your dentist discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye.
The hygienist will carefully clean your teeth with a variety of tools to remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar) from your teeth. Then your hygienist will floss your teeth, use a polishing compound, and apply fluoride. Cleanings usually aren't painful, but if you have any anxiety about your dental exam, be sure to let your hygienist know. If your dentist or hygienist finds tooth decay or gum disease, they will talk to you about changing your brushing or flossing habits. In severe cases, they may recommend antibiotics or other dental treatments.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most comprehensive cosmetic treatments available today. With just one simple treatment, we can:
It’s the best way to enhance a smile that has multiple cosmetic flaws. Each set of porcelain veneers is custom-made, so they can provide everything from a minor touch-up to a complete smile makeover—it’s completely up to you. Dental veneers are thin, strong shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are shaped and placed over the visible portion of your teeth to conceal flaws. They’re permanently bonded to your prepared, natural teeth using a special dental cement and are custom-crafted.
Sick and tired of looking at your crooked teeth? Want to get them straightened but can’t imagine facing the world with metal braces? With Invisalign, you don’t have to! This system uses clear plastic aligner trays to give you the perfect smile you want and help you look great while doing it. It’s sleek, it’s simple, and you can always take the trays out when it’s time to eat or brush. More and more people are choosing Invisalign because of its look and convenience, and it’s easy to see why.
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.
The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, your dental professional will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately.
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes 7 to 10 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
TEETH WHITENING STRIPES
Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.
We know the dentist can be a stressful situation for little ones. Our Hygienists will provide a safe and comfortable environment for kids of all ages. They take their time with each patient, explaining all of our tools and processes to alleviate any fear!
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children. Typically, they are applied between the ages of 6 to 14 during routine appointments, but you are never too old to benefit from their protection. Patients of all ages can help preserve their teeth with dental sealants.
What is a Dental Sealant?
Your teeth are composed of three layers: the enamel, dentin, and pulp. Every day, your enamel is ambushed by harmful sugars and bacteria that erode the hard-outer layer of your tooth. Without the right oral hygiene habits and care from your dentist, a small hole can form, called a cavity.
A dental sealant is just a thin, clear layer of plastic-based material that coats a tooth to create a protective barrier between the enamel and bacteria. It only takes minutes for them to be applied and the process is painless. After just a few minutes you and your loved ones can reduce their risk of tooth decay by as much as 81% when applied to the molars.