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Prevention

Dental cleanings (Prophylaxis): We recommend seeing one of our highly skilled hygienists for a dental cleaning at least twice a year. Patients with gum disease or other health conditions can benefit from more frequent cleanings.

Scaling and Root Planing: Sometimes referred to as a "deep cleaning". SRP involves removing tartar build up, plaque, and bacteria from underneath the gums to treat/prevent gum disease and bone loss. We frequently combine the use of ultrasonic instruments and local anesthetic (which numbs the teeth and gums) to accomplish the most thorough cleaning with maximum patient comfort.

Digital Xrays: A set of up to date dental x-rays is critical to determining the health of our patients teeth, gums and the bone supporting the teeth. We believe in exposing our patients to the lower possible dose of radiation and our digital x-rays allow us to safely examine our patients.

Nightguards: Long term tooth grinding can have catastrophic effects on your mouth and overall sense of wellbeing. Grinding can cause jaw pain, broken teeth, worn teeth, sensitivity, headaches, poor sleep, broken restorations, and more. If you know or suspect that you are grinding your teeth, a custom nightguard can reduce your symptoms. Be sure to mention this at your next visit or give us a call.