If you have had rough or careless cleanings in the past, we know how difficult it can be to come in for a cleaning and exam. With our team, you will be in the most caring, gentle hands. Many of us on the team have had the same experience as kids and young adults.
Interestingly, those experiences are why many of us got into dentistry! We wanted to offer an experience to you and your children that is 100% comfortable, compassionate, and positive. We want to be partners with you on your oral health journey.
As a partner in your oral health, we want to be your trusted advisors in the process. We aren’t the kind of team that will nag about brushing and flossing. We simply want to provide you with all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your health. One of the most educated ways to keep your mouth and body healthy is through preventive care.
The goal is to be proactive and mitigate any kind of risk you may have for developing cavities, gum disease, or other progressive diseases. Prevention is always our first line of defense. We are proud to partner with you as we work toward great oral health together.
Brushing for two minutes at least two times a day means you’re spending just four minutes (add a minute or two if you’re flossing, we hope!) in a 24-hour period doing something great for yourself. That equates to 28 minutes per week, around 126 minutes per month (depending on how many days are in the month, of course), and approximately 1,334 minutes per year.
That sounds like a lot, right? There are 525,600 minutes in one year, though, and we promise those cumulative hours spent brushing and flossing are worth it! This habit can prevent deep staining and freshen your breath, but it also prevents tartar formation and development of infections.
Oral cancer rates have been on the rise worldwide—it’s one of the deadliest forms of cancer due to its often late-stage diagnosis. The usual increased risk factors of excessive alcohol consumption and tobacco usage have been surpassed by human papillomavirus (HPV) in recent years.
We visually examine each surface of your mouth, palpate your neck to feel for any abnormal swelling, and snap photos with our intraoral camera to create an accurate record of your mouth that will clue us into any changes early. You deserve peace of mind and thorough care.
*Symptoms can be found or felt on lips, cheeks, tongue, throat, or any surface of the mouth.
If you or anyone in your family plays contact sports, you probably already know (or may be required) to wear a mouthguard. If you haven’t heard the statistic that 13-39% of all dental injuries are sports-related, you might feel more motivation to protect your smile with one. Our mouthguards are custom-designed to fit your mouth and are constructed of durable, comfortable materials to provide more protection than generic versions available in stores.
If you find yourself clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth, you might also find yourself with frequent headaches, migraines, sore facial muscles, and worn enamel. You might even be doing these things in your sleep, which puts a lot of pressure on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Wearing a custom-fit nightguard can prevent nighttime gnashing that results in pain and the need for dental restorations down the road.