Zoom Whitening

Zoom whitening is a whitening procedure that is done in the office. In just one visit your teeth will become dramatically whiter.  It is a safe and effective procedure. Zoom whitening is a great choice for someone looking for immediate results.

Custom Sportsguards

Any sport where there is a good chance that there will be contact between participants should require the players to wear a sportsguard.  Sportsguards help protect the teeth and also help prevent injury when the lower jaw is pushed up into the upper jaw.  Many people do not like to wear them because they are bulky or do not fit well.  Our custom sportsguards are comfortable, form-fitting and smaller in size that the ones bought off the shelf.

Oral Cancer Screening

During routine examinations, our dentists perform a thorough visual inspection to identify abnormal tissue in your mouth. The goal of our preventative oral cancer screening is to identify any pre-cancer or cancerous tissue at a very early stage. There are certain factors that can put you at higher risk (i.e. tobacco, heavy alcohol use and age) however, oral cancer can happen to anyone. It is not a disease of the elderly and is in fact now becoming more common in the younger population.

Digital X-Rays

X-rays are used for finding early signs of tooth decay, hard-to-find cavities and cavities that are just forming. Detecting early signs of decay is highly beneficial as it results in a less invasive and less costly treatment for the patients. Our office has modern digital x-rays that allow for better image quality while exposing patients to less radiation.

Periodontal (Gum) Examination

Gum disease is one of the main reasons for tooth loss, so it’s important to practice preventative gum care. Periodontal exams are used to examine bleeding points, pocket depth, recession, mobility and bone loss. The state of your bones and gum tissue is very important when determining treatment needs.  We take the health of your bone tissues and gums very seriously.

Occlusal (Bite) Examination

All new patient exams include a bite examination.  This will also be done if a patient is experiencing symptoms of an unstable bite.  If any issues with your bite are identified, a number of options may be used to bring your teeth back into a harmonious relationship. Proper adjustments can often help get rid of headaches and other symptoms that typically arise due to improper biting patterns.

Dental Decay (Cavity) Exam

This exam allows for our dentists to determine if a patient has cavities or decay.  During the exam our dentists do a visual examination of the teeth and use digital x-rays. This will help us determine if decay is present, what stage it is at and if treatment is needed.

Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Examination

Signs of Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction include pain in the jaw joints or chewing muscles, radiating pain in the jaw, face, or neck, stiffness of the jaw muscle, locking or limited movement of the jaw, painful popping, grating or clicking of the jaw when you open or close your mouth and a change in the way the lower and upper teeth fit together. People may experience varying degrees of TMJ dysfunction throughout their lives and our clinic offers treatments that are designed to help ease the pain and symptoms that it may cause.

Hygiene Appointments

Hygiene appointments allow our hygienists and doctors to keep track of the current state of our patients’ oral health. During the appointments our patients can expect our hygienists to clean hard-to-reach areas under the gum line, remove plaque that causes infection and decay and provide an education on how to maintain good oral hygiene. Regular visits are an important part of maintaining good overall health.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments help prevent tooth decay.  Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to acid attack from sugars and plaque bacteria. It strengthens tooth enamel and makes it harder for cavities to form.

It is important that children receive regular fluoride treatments. Adults, however, can also benefit from fluoride treatments if they are prone to decay or have sensitive teeth.