Dental Hygiene Examination

Every patient receives a thorough clinical evaluation in order to provide comprehensive care and personalized treatment plans. This includes the following:

  • Examination of the head and neck
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Assessment of the TMJ
  • Periodontal evaluation

We don’t stop here…

We also dedicate time to discuss nutrition and diet, risk factors and demonstrate tips on how to maintain your healthy smile at home. Each patient receives a complete care package after your dental hygiene examination and cleaning full of your favorite hygiene needs.

Dental Cleaning

Scaling and Polishing- Is generalized cleaning to enable comprehensive periodontal evaluation and diagnosis. Simply this cleaning is for the removal of plaque, tartar and stains above and below the gum line.
Fluoride Treatment- helps to strengthen teeth as well as provide essential minerals to teeth that have been eroded by acid.

How do you maintain teeth with routine cleanings?

  • Regular scaling and polishing by a hygienist helps keep your teeth and gums healthy by making it easier for you to maintain your regimen at home. You should see and feel the difference.
  • If your gums bleed when you brush, you may have early gum disease. Regular scaling helps to stop and prevent further disease.
  • Gum disease can cause bad breath, which you can prevent by regular scaling and a proper routine at home.

Your Initial Dental Hygiene Visit will include:

  • Dental Hygiene Examination
  • Complete Teeth Scaling, Polish and Fluoride Treatment
  • Oral Hygiene Kit

Past bad experience with Dental visits? Fear no more! We have a way to make your dental cleaning pain free.

Ask us about our Needle Free Anesthetic that can be applied to sensitive areas during scaling procedures.

In Office Teeth Whitening

YOUR SMILE IS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION!

Whether you are going for a job interview or a hot date, one of the first things you notice is a person’s smile. Brightens discolored or stained teeth and gives you back the natural smile of your youth in the safest and most effective way!

Is it safe?
Safe whitening application starts with healthy teeth and gums. Clinical studies have shown that there are no adverse effects upon whitening. The products we use are 100% pure with no fillers or additives. (No animal by-products).

When should I whiten my teeth?
Generally, to obtain best results, professional teeth whitening should be done shortly after a dental hygiene visit. This is because the teeth have minimum bacterial growth and stains so this allows the whitening agents to absorb and penetrate through in an effective way.

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*Not all clients are suitable for teeth whitening. Results may vary.

Sealants

Dental sealants are placed on children starting at 6 years of age. They are plastic coatings that are usually applied on the biting surfaces of the molars and may help prevent tooth decay.

Molars aid in grinding and chewing food so that it’s easier to swallow. Their function in the mouth is very important and should be kept healthy and strong.

Molars develop naturally with deep grooves and fissures (cracks in the surface of a tooth), which easily trap plaque and bacteria, many children show signs of possible tooth decay on these surfaces. After the sealants are placed on the teeth, they are no longer deep grooves; rather they become shallow allowing less bacteria and acid buildup on these teeth.

 Desensitization

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Exposure of the dentin can occur due to a number of factors, some of the common reasons are:

  • Gum recession due to age or improper tooth brushing or grinding/clenching of teeth
  • Acidic/sweet beverages can cause acid erosion on the enamel reducing its natural minerals
  • Abrasive brushing with hard bristles or improper technique
  • Not using the correct toothpaste for your teeth
  • A chipped or fractured tooth

What can we do to help?

If the sensitivity is due to exposed dentin, there are a number of steps one can take to help reduce the sensitivity. We can:

  • Recommend using a bristle tooth brush that is meant for your oral hygiene needs
  • Demonstrate proper brushing techniques
  • Recommend using a toothpaste specially formulated to help reduce sensitivity
  • Apply a fluoride varnish directly on the area, instantly reducing the sensitivity

Dentin- second layer of the tooth that is hard, dense, bony tissue forming the bulk of a tooth beneath the enamel

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