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Dental Hygiene

Philosophy

Aimee cleaning a patient's teeth.We welcome you and want you to discover the benefits of our dental hygiene department. Our primary goal is to provide you with a caring, professional atmosphere.  We provide each patient with the information necessary to make educated decisions regarding their oral health.  Prevention is most important to dental hygiene.  Gum disease (gingivitis) can be a silent destructive disease that without treatment will lead to periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that can lead to tooth loss.  Additionally, gum disease can affect your overall health relating to diabetes and heart disease.

In addition to a comprehensive teeth cleaning and fluoride treatment, each patient will be provided a complete examination involving oral cancer screening, gum evaluation and treatment necessary to achieve our goals of excellent dental health and a beautiful, natural smile.  We look forward to meeting you,

 

Aimee and Marietta

 

Patient Education

 

Jennifer treating a patient.Fluoride

Fluoride treatments are applied to the tooth surface to strengthen the enamel, or outer surface, of the tooth and prevent tooth decay.

 

Sealants

Sealants are an easy way to help your child keep their adult teeth healthy.  It is a simple procedure that places a bonding material in the pits of the chewing surface of your teeth.  This provides a barrier from plaque and helps to prevent tooth decay.

see our article about The Importance of Sealants for Children

 

Oral Cancer Screening

In addition to your clinical dental exam, a head and neck exam will be provided by examing your face, neck, and lymph nodes for any signs of oral or facial cancer

 

Aimee checking a patient's teeth.

Deep Scaling/Root Planing

Deep Scaling removes plaque and tarter from around your teeth and below the gum line and is used to treat

periodontal disease.  This procedure provides a clean environment enabling the gums to heal and stop bone destruction.

 

Diagnodent

Diagnodent is a new cavity detecting instrument designed by a dentist to provide earlier detection of dental decay than was ever possible.  It is a simple, painless, and quick procedure that identifies cavaties in the pits of the teeth below the enamel surface.

See our article "Technology in the Dental Office" 

X-Rays

X-rays provide the clinician with additional information needed to detect gum disease, cavities, abscesses, and oral cancer.  

 

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