Knowing what to expect when you first visit the dentist can ease some of your fears and help you prepare for the unexpected. Routine cleanings and x-rays every six months are important for maintaining your oral health and can help prevent major dental problems now and in the future.
Kids should begin visiting the dentist from the time their first tooth erupts to ensure healthy development of their teeth and gums. Regular checkups should be done every six months. During routine visits, we will clean and remove plaque from the teeth, identify potential problems, and offer education on proper oral care for optimum oral health
While going to the dentist regularly can prevent most major problems, proper oral hygiene begins at home. Our staff will provide instruction on the proper techniques for brushing and flossing to reduce plaque and the bacteria that can cause cavities. We may also recommend additional tips for better oral hygiene.
Our office provides dental fillings, pulp therapy, and other dental restoration procedures. Dental fillings treat cavities, and are available as a tooth-colored composite resin. Composite resin fillings are durable and more cosmetically appealing than traditional amalgam fillings.
If a tooth becomes diseased, pulp therapy may be necessary to remove the diseased pulp. Once the diseased pulp is removed, a crown is placed over the tooth to prevent additional decay. Pulp therapy is used on primary teeth so the teeth can remain in place until permanent teeth arrive.