To keep your mouth healthy and happy for a lifetime, we recommend regular cleanings, checkups and x-rays. Cleanings should be done at least twice a year to evaluate a patient’s risk and diagnosis of cavities, diet analysis, detect gum disease and if necessary develop a treatment plan. Regular cleanings help keep the mouth in optimal health.
Our examinations include periodontal probe readings, scaling, polishing, flossing and oral hygiene instructions and removal of any stains, plaque and tartar buildup.
An oral cancer screening is offered and will be performed upon patient’s request. (See section on oral cancer check and screening).
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Sealants protect the chewing surface of teeth from tooth decay with a protective coating over the grooves of posterior teeth. Sealants are most often placed on recently erupted permanent teeth of children and teenagers to protect and prevent cavities. Adults can also benefit from sealants and decrease their risk of developing cavities. Ask your dentist how sealants can help prevent cavities on the chewing surface of your teeth.
A nightguard is a mouthguard used to protect teeth from enamel wear, relax muscles, and reduce pain from excessive clenching or grinding. If you suffer from migraine headaches the NTI (registered symbol) nightguard may be the answer. The NTI nightguard is an FDA approved device to treat migraine headaches. Your dentist will determine what type of nightguard is right for you.
These custom mouthguards are made out of PolyShok material to prevent tooth injuries during sports. Polyshok is high impact polymer material which is 150% more energy absorbent than traditional mouthguard materials and standard for collegiate level athletes.