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Hygiene Services:
  • Routine cleanings and exams:
    Routine cleanings are important to remove harmful tartar (calculus) and plaque to prevent dental and gum disease. Regular exams help catch problems early so they can be treated affordably, before they become bigger problems and more costly to treat.
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction:
    Brushing and flossing require regular use and good technique, but often there are other ways good oral hygiene can be improved.
  • X-rays (diagnostic radiographs):
    There are potential problems that cannot be seen during a visual exam. Dental radiographs are a necessary tool to diagnose these problems, a tool to be used only when absolutely necessary.
  • Topical Fluoride Treatment:
    Children and Adults can benefit from topical fluoride treatment to make tooth structure more resistant to the destruction by acids produced by oral bacteria.
  • Periodontal Charting:
    a key diagnostic tool to measure the "pockets" between the teeth and gums to identify the presence and severity of gum (periodontal) disease.
  • Non-surgical periodontal treatment
    • Scaling and Root-Planing: removes tartar, embedded bacteria and toxins from the root surfaces in the treatment of gum disease.
    • Irrigation with Desensitizing and/or Antibacterial Medicaments: desensitizing agents help to reduce common root sensitivity, and antibacterial agents such as chlorhexidine kill harmful disease-causing bacteria, and allow your gums to heal.
    • Delivery of Antibiotics: Local placement of antibiotics in the "problem pockets" aid in the healing of the gum disease and reduction of pocket depths.
  • Tooth Whitening (dental bleaching):
    Teeth that have been discolored by external factors (coffee, tea, smoking, etc.) can be whitened by dental bleaching.
  • Preventive Dental Sealants:
    One of the most common areas for tooth decay (cavities) to occur is in the pits and grooves on the biting surfaces of the back teeth where harmful bacteria love to collect. Dental sealants are a smooth plastic coating that fills in those pits and grooves so the bacteria cannot collect onto the teeth, and thus sealants prevent this kind of tooth decay.