Family Dentistry

  Our Recommendation for Hygiene Visits


Having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis by our professional hygienist helps you keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. Even if you are meticulous in daily dental care, there are hard-to-reach places where plaque and tartar form. Tartar cannot be removed with brushing, and if it is allowed to accumulate underneath the gums, it can cause serious problems for your teeth and overall health. Research has shown that advanced gum disease is linked to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Please take our advice to stay healthy!

 

  Root Canals Save Teeth


Unlike the old days, teeth with infected or damaged roots don’t always need to be taken out. In fact, that’s a last resort because extracting a tooth can cause other problems later on that should be avoided. Root canal therapy has become a manageable procedure for patients and will save a tooth. Our dentists are very experienced and successful with this therapy.

During this procedure, all of the interior pulp of the tooth is removed and replaced with a special filling material. This is needed when decay has affected the tooth’s nerve. A crown may also be recommended to give the tooth additional strength and full functionality. Patients don’t have to dread this procedure any more. With modern anesthetics and advanced technologies, they find it much easier than in times past, and this therapy lets them keep their natural tooth.


    An Alternative Solution for Headache Sufferers


We are excited to provide an alternative type of treatment for those who suffer from tension or migraine headaches. The NTI™ device is a small oral appliance that relieves strain in the muscles under the scalp that can lead to excruciating pain. It is FDA approved, and clinical results have shown that 82% of patients who used it had 77% fewer headache occurrences. It is easy to use, painless, and inexpensive. If you want relief without drugs, be sure to ask us about this new treatment.


  Our Recommendation for Hygiene Visits


Care for Seniors

Not only do our bodies change with age, but so do our teeth. Fillings may loosen and enamel may crack, allowing decay to start. Teeth may have lost their brightness from years of consuming caffeine or smoking tobacco. Plaque may be present in hard-to-reach places. Saliva flow may be reduced thanks to certain medications. Regular visits let us take care of the problems before they become bigger issues. We encourage continual proper daily cleaning and good nutrition for overall good health. If you ever have bleeding gums from brushing or notice loose teeth, please contact us immediately.


    Gum Disease Affects Diabetes


If you are diabetic or know someone who is, it is important to realize there is a connection between controlling blood sugar levels and dental hygiene. Not all dentists are specifically trained in helping diabetics with this problem. It can be a vicious cycle – untreated gum disease affects diabetes, and diabetes can worsen gum infection. Our dentists have the necessary training for diabetics and their dental health. We are compassionate in our help and completely nonjudgmental. Don’t wait any longer; call us for a complimentary consultation.


    Aiding Your Athletic Performance


The jaw plays a role in providing strength and endurance during sports and other activities. When it is aligned properly, it enhances your training and endurance. A custom-made mouthguard with proven neuromuscular research gives that extra strength. We proudly offer all our athletes UnderArmour™ mouthguards. You will notice the difference when using this mouthguard in how much your balance, endurance, strength, and power will be improved. Let UnderArmour join your team!

 

We can help arrest your gum disease and bring your smile back to health.
Give us a call today at (727) 531-4462.