We are happy to accept patients of all ages. We understand that it can be particularly difficult for families with busy lives and busy schedules to fit in the dentist. As a result, we work hard to provide care for the whole family by offering a wide range of dental procedures.
We take a special interest in dental education and prevention. It is important that we provide our patients with a basic understanding of the causes of tooth decay and gum disease. We explain a proper regimen of brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings. People are often unaware of the specific causes and we gain great satisfaction in providing useful knowledge.
Deep cleanings are an important part of preventative dentistry. If you have gingivitis or gum disease, the dentist or hygienist may recommend a deep cleaning, also called scaling and root planing. In the presence of gingivitis or gum disease, there are more harmful bacteria below the gums than are present in a patient with no gingivitis or gum disease. These bacteria can lead to infection of the gums and destruction of the gums and bones supporting the teeth. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, causes bad breath, and has even been linked to heart disease, strokes, and uncontrolled diabetes. Make sure that regular dental cleanings are part of your healthy habits!
Fillings are the best way to extend the life of a tooth with a cavity. In combination with proper dental care, a cavity detected and filled early on can last for years. We use both silver and tooth colored fillings in treatment of cavities.
Do you have healthy teeth, but just aren’t happy with your smile? Whitening an already healthy smile is the easiest way to get your smile into shape. In just two weeks, using your custom made whitening trays will safely and easily make your smile shine.
Sometimes a tooth is too damaged to keep, and it needs to be removed. Patients can have severe pain from a damaged or decayed tooth – the last thing you want is to be sent miles away to a specialist who may not be able to see you right away. We can perform most dental extractions and help relieve your pain.
Through single tooth and multiple tooth implants, patients can greatly improve the quality of life. Even with dentures, people can lose 75% of their ability to chew and have the added stress of denture management and discomfort. Dental implants can return the form and function of a healthy smile.
If you have lost your teeth through gum disease or decay, you may have lost confidence in your appearance. Dentures are a great option to improve appearance, increase confidence and to be proud of your smile. Patients should be aware that dentures do not function like real teeth, which can be a challenge. We would love the opportunity to discuss all options including dentures and dental implants to best meet your needs.