Sports Mouthguard

Injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries received by athletes, and some of them cause serious smile damage. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. Direct blows to the teeth (from baseballs, footballs, elbows, the ground,…

Routine Cleanings

Dental Exams and Cleaning Why do I need a Dental Cleaning and Exam? You take care of yourself and your family by trying to exercise, eat well, and get plenty of rest. We’d like you to add caring for your oral health to your regimen and we’d like to be your partner! Research has shown…

Family Dentistry & Preventive Care

General dentistry encompasses a broad range of diseases and disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region. Everyone should see a general dentist for routine oral health examinations, twice-yearly cleanings, and treatment of routine oral health complications, such as minor tooth decay. General dentistry is as much about prevention as it is about treatment. Patients who…

Dental Bonding

Bonding Dental bonding is a great way to quickly and affordably repair small imperfections on teeth. In a way, bonding is like a simplified version of a veneer or a crown. While it can’t withstand the kind of abuse that those solutions can, bonding works well in a variety of situations. Like many people, your…

Oral Cancer Screening

The Procedure During your dental visit, your dentist can talk to you about your health history and examine these areas for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. The screening will consist of a visual inspection of the mouth and palpation of the jaw and neck. Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that…

Deep Cleaning

A deep cleaning is actually a specific procedure performed by your dentist or dental hygienist  to treat gum and periodontal disease. Scaling and Root Planing Scaling and root planing are two different procedures that are part of a deep cleaning. Dentist or hygienist use scaling to remove plaque and tartar, while planing is used to…

Teeth Extractions

Tooth extractions are routine dental procedures used to remove decayed, damaged or otherwise problematic teeth. Dentists usually make every effort to preserve natural teeth, although sometimes an extraction is necessary. Although the procedure is performed in a dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office, it is considered surgery. Depending on which teeth are removed, they may be…

Bone Preservation/Graft

Bone grafting – also known as ridge and sinus augmentation – is a procedure used to build up the bone beneath the surface of the gums. The bones in the upper and lower arch of the mouth are responsible for supporting the teeth. When one or more teeth fall out, bone resorption occurs naturally. When…

Root Canal Treatment

Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canals remove…

Crowns & Bridges

Damaged and missing teeth are not only cosmetic problems, but they can also spell trouble for your oral health. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the average adult ages 20-64 have fewer than 25 remaining teeth. Fortunately, losing or breaking a tooth does not have to mean living with a gaping…