We adhere and often exceed every standard of infection control set by the center for disease control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We address indoor pollution with room air cleaners and the staff does not wear perfumes. In fact, we are proud that we utilized gloves and masks years before they were mandatory, sterilized pieces several years before that standard were in place, as well as utilized thyroid covering lead collars since 1983.
Our office can help you achieve your smile goals. Cosmetic dentistry is an art and science working seamlessly together to offer smile enhancement, restoration, and maintenance for your optimal health. A beautiful and natural smile is a healthy smile. Bleaching, bonding, crowns, or veneers are the variety of options we have to achieve the look you want.
Exams and Hygiene Care
At your initial appointment, there is a comprehensive interview about your dental history. Jan and Jackie, our hygienists, have a collective experience of over 60 years. An oral cancer/oropharyngeal cancer screening is performed at every hygiene care appointment for patients of any age.
Your hygiene visit with our hygienists is much more than a hygiene demonstration and a “cleaning”. They will assess your risk for future problems by discussing diet and daily habits as well as address any dry mouth issues.
Implants are a more permanent option to replace missing teeth. Implants can be used to restore an individual tooth, several teeth, or to help hold in a denture. Implants are like an artificial root that looks and functions like your own tooth. We partner with a specialist who places the implant that we restore.
There are a number of adults in our practice that were seen by us in childhood and now bring their children to us for care. Seeing this continuation of trust is very fulfilling for us.
Performing the Risk Assessment for caries for a child (be it for the “baby” teeth or the permanent teeth) involves an individually tailored plan. For those children at moderate to high risk for decay, recommended preventative measures may include xylitol products that reduce the levels of caries causing bacteria or MI paste that utilizes calcium and phosphate to strengthen the teeth. For a select few older children, at-home treatment with topical fluoride may be necessary. (We have never supported fluoride supplements or fluoride in the water system nor have we administered fluoride treatments in the office.)
Most children benefit from a non-invasive procedure called sealants. This composite like material flows into the tooth crevices that are difficult if not impossible to clean with a toothbrush.