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Teeth Cleanings | Fillings

Our practice provides a wide range of dental services. We can typically provide every type of dental service without having to refer you to other specialties. This flexibility saves you time and keeps your total dental care within one practice. Our emphasis is on total preventive care for our patients. Total care begins with regular hygiene visits, regular check-ups and continued home oral health routines.

Our practice also provides the highest-quality services for restoring mouths that have been damaged by dental disease and injury and common problems that require cosmetic dentistry. Our primary goal for our patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health through advances in techniques, technologies and by maintaining their scheduled dental exams.

 


Teeth Cleanings

We evaluate each of our patient’s gums once each year to screen for gum disease. We make our recommendations for frequency and type of dental cleanings based on the condition of each individual patient’s dental health.

For patients with gingivitis, or healthy gum tissues, we typically recommended routine dental cleanings two times a year. During these visits, one of our dental hygienists will remove plaque from your teeth, especially from places where your brush can’t reach, such as underneath the gum line and in-between teeth. We will then clean your teeth. If you are at high risk for developing dental decay, we will apply fluoride to help protect your teeth once you leave the office. These appointments are also a great time for the dentist to examine each of your teeth for any signs of decay, wear, breakage, or other weaknesses.

Fluoride is a relatively recent but important advancement in dental and oral health. Studies consistently show that a moderate but consistent exposure of teeth to fluoride helps strengthen and rebuild tooth structure, and helps prevent future decay.

Some patients have periodontal disease. This is a chronic disease of the gums and bone that hold the teeth. These patients may require cleanings four to six times a year. When our patients come in for cleanings this frequently, some of the appointments are solely cleaning appointments, and usually twice a year, a dental examination with the dentist is completed.

If you are due for your dental cleaning, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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Fillings

The concept of a “filling” is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that is damages due to decay or fracture with a material. We will also replace old, broken-down fillings to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel.

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