1. Examination of Digital X-rays
2. Oral Cancer Screening
3. Gum Disease Evaluation
4. Check for Tooth Decay
5. Evaluate existing fillings, crowns, etc.
Professional Dental Cleaning: performed by Beth Haubrich our Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will involve:
1. Removal of plaque and tartar
2. Tooth polishing
3. Review of oral hygiene products and techniques that can benefit patients with their home care
Digital X-rays: this new technology that has been added to our office reduces radiation by 67%. A digital sensor is placed in the patient’s mouth (instead of standard film) and at the push of a button… voila an image of the patient’s tooth pops up immediately on the computer monitor. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier.
Sealants: thin, plastic coatings applied to the deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. These teeth have anatomy that are hard to clean and are susceptible to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface. Sealants are indicated for children when their adult teeth erupt into position.
Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay. The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional organizations. Fluoride foam comes in a variety of flavors and is recommended for children under 18 years old.
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