Dental Exams and Dental Hygiene Care
Working together with our patients, we customize a schedule just for you on how often you should be seen for routine exams and hygiene therapy. Many patients benefit from being seen every 4-6 months depending on their specific needs. At these important visits, we monitor your smile for changes that require special attention. We use digital x-rays to evaluate our patients for dental problems while keeping radiation levels as low as possible. We want to treat any problem as early as we can, before it becomes serious. These regular maintenance visits help keep you healthy!
Oral Health versus Gingivitis or Periodontitis
Gingivitis and periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease, are common problems that we help our patients manage. There have been many proven systemic connections between periodontal disease and the severity of overall health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. This makes oral health even more important. We work with you to create a treatment plan that can include periodontal therapy where you need it to help keep your mouth and body healthy. Our team members are certified in laser dentistry to assist in periodontal therapy.
Protection from Tooth Clenching and Grinding
Some patients develop habits of clenching or grinding their teeth, sometimes as a response to stress. Often, those who grind their teeth will do so on and off for their entire life. This puts a lot of stress on your teeth and jaws, and can cause a lot of damage over time. For our patients who exhibit signs of clenching and grinding, we can offer custom-made guards according to their specific needs. Most patients will wear this guard at night, which can protect your teeth from the damage caused by clenching and grinding. There are different types of night guards available, so we help you choose the type that best suits your specific needs.