Checkups, “fixups” and more—you can count on our professionals for the services and support you need to keep your healthy smile for life.
Improve Your Smile
Most dental problems start small. Regular checkups enable us to catch problems before they become more serious conditions, and help you minimize the time and money you spend in the dental chair.
Prevent Future Problems
Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Baby teeth also keep a space in the jaw for the adult teeth. If a baby tooth is lost too early, the teeth beside it may drift into the empty space. When it’s time for the adult teeth to come in, there may not be enough room. This can make the teeth crooked or crowded. Starting infants off with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come.
Fix Broken Teeth and Fill Cavities
Our primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size.
Take Care of Your Bones and Gums
When plaque is left around the teeth, it creates the right condition for bacteria to grow. These bacteria can irritate the gums and create gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). This makes the gums red and more likely to bleed easily. Gingivitis can easily be treated by a professional cleaning and polishing. Sometimes, I will recommend a medicated mouthwash and we will review how to brush and floss more effectively.
Replace Missing Teeth
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. There are several types of dental implants, however, the most widely accepted and successful implant today is the osseointegrated implant, based on the discovery by Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark that titanium can be successfully fused into bone. This forms a structural and functional connection the living bone and the implant. A variation on the implant procedure is the implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported denture.
Special Care for Your Teeth
Canker sores usually heal on their own after a week or two. Over-the-counter topical anesthetics and antimicrobial mouth rinses may provide temporary relief. Stay away from hot, spicy or acidic foods that can irritate the sore. See your dentist if the sores do not heal or are painful. Antibiotics from your dentist and some oral bandages can reduce secondary infection.