Our main purpose is to form a trusted personal relationship with your family. We care about your health, well-being, appearance and self confidence. That’s why we strive to provide you and your family with the best care and service available.
We understand that children and adults have different dental needs and priorities and we look forward to addressing them with you. We want to provide a positive dental experience for the entire family. We brighten everyone’s smile.
Regular Dental Exams Are Important
Because we are committed to preventing dental problems before they happen, we recommend that all of our patients see us at least every six months for a routine cleaning and examination. Dental problems usually start out small but can quickly worsen to become much more serious. These problems are much easier to treat—or better yet avoid—if they are caught early.
During your regular checkups we examine the health of your mouth, measure the bone levels around your teeth, check for decay, screen for oral cancer, examine your dental work, evaluate your bite, and clean your teeth. Your dental exam and cleaning is a critical part of a preventive strategy. It is the best way for you to prevent advanced dental problems, and minimize the time and money you spend in the dental chair. So, let's keep you healthy. If you aren't already scheduled for your check up and cleaning give us a call, we'd love to see you.
Our entire staff is dedicated to making your child's visit to our office pleasurable. We believe that if children can have fun while developing positive dental habits, they will be more likely to have good oral health for the rest of their lives. It is important for you to know that we are committed to creating a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where your child feels welcome and where you can have your questions answered.
We recommend a child’s first dental exam and cleaning around age 3. At this age children are generally mature enough to allow us to count their teeth and clean them with our “tickle toothbrush”, yet young enough where there is generally no decay concerns. That way they learn first hand that coming to the dentist is a lot of fun.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Modern state of the art dentistry offers more natural looking and stronger alternatives to silver and gold for filling a tooth. Tooth colored restorations are nearly undetectable. They conserve tooth structure, return strength to the tooth and often prevent the need for crowns. We are proud to offer tooth colored fillings because we believe you deserve the very best.
Our office is committed to providing you with the highest level of dental care; helping you keep your teeth for a lifetime. Our treatment protocols evolve as new research in Dentistry emerges and offers better treatment and better results.
Healthy gums and tissue are the foundation upon which your oral health depends. Many Americans have some form of periodontal disease, often called gum disease, without realizing it. Periodontal disease is a primary reason for adult tooth loss, bleeding and receding gums and bad breath. If diagnosed early, periodontal disease may be treated easily and effectively.
Our office has always been on the leading edge of non-surgical treatment of Periodontal (Gum) problems. Research shows that the presence of Periodontal bacteria in your mouth increases your risk for heart attack, stroke and pancreatic cancer. If you are pregnant, Periodontal bacteria can contribute to low birth weight.
If you experience bleeding gums, bad taste, or bad breath, you may be putting your health at risk. Our newest Periodontal protocols allow us, in partnership with you, to control and or eliminate the bad “bugs," and keep you as healthy as possible. Using our state of the art diagnostic and treatment equipment, we can customize a treatment plan unique to your situation and resulting in healthier gums and a healthier you.
Onlays and Crowns
When a tooth has had a root canal, is cracked or broken, or weakened due to large fillings, an onlay or crown is used to restore the strength and natural appearance of the tooth.
An onlay is a custom fit man made piece of enamel that is bonded into a tooth to replace an area that is decayed, broken, or missing. Only areas weakened by decay or fractures are replaced, allowing natural tooth enamel to stay intact. Because more of the natural tooth is preserved when restoring a tooth with an onlay it is many times the preferred treatment over a crown.
Crowns (also called “caps”) can be made of a variety of materials. Our preference is an all porcelain crown so that there is no dark edge at the gum line. The result is a strong, natural looking tooth that matches beautifully with your existing teeth.