Teeth Cleanings | Fillings
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 primary goal for our patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health. To assist with this, we rely on patients to maintain their scheduled dental exams.
Twice a year, you should schedule a routine dental cleaning. During this visit, we 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 and apply fluoride to help protect your teeth once you leave the office. For patients who present with periodontitis (gum disease), we recommend allowing us to refer you to a Periodontist (dental specialist) for further evaluation and periodontal care.
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.
If you are due for your semi-annual dental cleaning, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Basically, the concept of a 'filling' is replacing and restoring your tooth structure that has been damaged due to decay, fracture, and/or failure of a previous dental restoration. Following correction of the underlying problem, we customarily restore teeth with 'tooth-colored' fillings (composites) when appropriate. This is a conservative and minimally invasive approach to restoring your teeth.
Sometimes, due to large amount of missing tooth structure or a very large cavity, your tooth will need treatment beyond a filling. In these cases, we will be glad to suggest dental colleaguges who routinely offer these services.
Specialty Dental Care
Our office focuses on primary dental care and, as a result, will assist our patients with referrals to Dental Specialists for common specialty needs such as:
- Braces (Orthodontist)
- Removal of Third Molars commonly known as 'wisdom teeth' (Oral Surgeon)
- Sedation for restorative care of children and special needs patients (Pediatric Dentist)
- Endodontic care commonly known as 'root canal' (Endodontist)
- Periodontal Disease referred to as 'gum disease' (Periodontist)
- Crowns, Implants, Dentures (Prosthodontist)