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Oral Hygiene

Brushing

Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Getting the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner prevents bacteria in the food you eat from turning into harmful, cavity-causing acids. Brushing Most dentists agree that brushing three times a day is the minimum; if you use a fluoride toothpaste in the morning and before bed at night, you can get away without using toothpaste during the middle of the day. A simple brushing with plain water or rinsing your mouth with water for 30 seconds after lunch will generally do the job.

Perscription Toothpaste Available!

Flossing

Flossing is a method for removing bacteria and other debris that cannot be reached by a toothbrush. It generally entails a very thin piece of synthetic cord you insert and move up and down between the sides of two adjoining teeth.

Fluoride

Fluoride is generally present in most public drinking water systems. If you are unsure about your community's water and its fluoride content, or learn that it has an unacceptable level of fluoride in it, there are fluoride supplements your dentist can prescribe. Your child may not be getting enough fluoride just by using fluoride toothpaste.

Sealants

It is important to consider sealants for your child. Sealants protect the molars from cavities by applying a special coating over the teeth. The sealants protect molars from decay due to trapped food particles and small tooth surface cracks. They can be applied at your next visit.

Vizilite (Oral Cancer Screening)

Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it is caught early. Vizilite is a 5 minute test that uses a fluorescent light to help dentists spot abnormal changes in the mucous membranes that line the inside of the mouth and throat that may be difficult to see during a regular exam.

Digital X-Rays

Our office uses the latest in digital X-Ray technology. Digital X-Rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also offer up to 80% less radiation than traditional X-Rays.

Intraoral Camera

This camera allows us to show our patients images of their teeth to help better explain a diagnosis

Spectra- Cavity Detection Aid

Spectra is a blue light that detects changes in the enamel density. It can see and find cavities not seen by the human eye.

Periodontics

Periodontal (gum) disease is caused by excessive toxic bacteria that attack your mouths soft tissues. If caught early, we can help you reverse the damage. If detected late, we can use one of the many effective restorative dental procedures to restore your mouth to its healthy state.