Our practice performs comprehensive dentistry, based upon prevention and health. We focus on taking care of your gum tissue and bone, as well as your teeth.
As a new patient, we will provide you with a comprehensive examination including a head and neck exam, an intra-oral cancer screening, a TMJ examination and a dental examination, where we will look at your tooth structure and existing restorations, making sure the integrity is healthy. We also look at the supporting structure of the teeth and the gums. This comprehensive examination takes about 60 minutes, but every minute is time well spent. We believe all patients want to keep their natural teeth for their entire life.
We spotlight the fight against gum disease because it is a silent killer of teeth, as well as the accomplice in other medical conditions. Uncontrolled periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, premature birth and strokes. Patients who brush and floss regularly can still have gum disease, which is why regular check-ups are so important. With the advent of the latest technologies and antibiotics, we have more options available to combat periodontal disease in hopes of avoiding the need for gum surgery.
A healthy mouth requires good oral hygiene. We emphasize prevention of dental disease through patient education and regular preventative visits.
Depending on your oral health, we suggest seeing your dental hygienist for a professional cleaning 2 to 4 times per year to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Our hygienists are well trained, highly skilled professionals well versed in treating all stages of gum disease, from gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease. We have placed great resources into our hygiene department to solidify our basis of prevention being our foundation to optimal dental health.
At Your Service
In our constant dedication to excellence, our hygiene department only utilizes the state-of-the-art materials, technologies and techniques.
To eliminate stains on your teeth, we use gentle, yet effective methods such ultrasonic instrumentation. We also manage you gum disease with medicated rinsing solutions, and implement plaque identification solutions to diagnose areas of concern accurately.
At Each Hygiene Visit
We will provide you with a comprehensive examination including a head and neck exam, an intra-oral cancer screening, a TMJ examination and a dental examination, where we will look at your tooth structure and existing restorations, making sure the integrity is healthy.
We will discuss any cosmetic or functional concerns you may have, and together will create a plan to reach your smile goals.
For Your Convenience
To continue excellent oral hygiene procedures at home, we recommend the Sonicare toothbrush, which is available for purchase at our office. We have also made professional mouth rinses available to help preserve your periodontal health.
After each visit, we will send you home with a complimentary, quality toothbrush and floss. We anticipate your experience with our hygienists to be comfortable, educational and complete.