Regular checkups prevent today’s problems from becoming tomorrow’s emergencies.
An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities. Radiographs allow for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head and neck area.
- Treat Gum Disease Early
- Detect Oral Cancer
- Teach Proper Oral Hygiene
- Check Jaw or Bite for Abnormalities
A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.
- Brighten Smile
- Reduce Bad Breathe
- Prevent Cavities
- Prevent Tooth Loss
- Overall Health Boost
Custom Mouth Guards
Your dentist can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. A custom fitted mouthguard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.
- Prevent Chipped or Lost Teeth
- Prevent Nerve Damage to Teeth
- Prevent Soft-tissue Damage