Preventative Dentistry

Overall wellness and disease prevention

One of our most important objectives is to help you maintain the long-term health of your smile and to prevent disease before it happens. With regular preventative care, you can preserve the health of your mouth, and this contributes greatly to your overall health.

We conduct thorough in-office exams to identify any current dental issues, determine your personal risk factors, and detect the earliest stages of disease. We monitor the health of your gums to watch for any signs of periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease). Treating a minor issue now can often prevent major long-term issues from developing down the road. This keeps you healthier, and it can also save you time and money in the long run.

We provide comprehensive in-office cleanings, and we work with you to make sure that your at-home care plan is keeping you healthy. Sometimes a small adjustment to your own home cleaning routine can make a big difference in improving your health.

Cleanings & Exams

Oral Cancer Screenings

High-tech Digital X-Rays

Flouride Treatments

At-Home Care Advice

The Oral Systemic Connection

To achieve optimal health, it’s important to appreciate the connection between oral health and overall health and well-being. Your mouth isn’t separate from the rest of your body, and oral health problems can contribute to many systemic health issues, including heart and brain health. Conversely, the health of your gums and teeth can sometimes provide us with useful indicators of what may be taking place in your body as a whole, such as inflammation or infection. By treating you as a whole person, and not focusing on only your teeth, we can help you achieve better overall health.

Sleep Guards

If you have wear on your teeth, a custom sleep guard can be a great option to help prevent further loss of enamel. Sleep guards also gently stretch out and relieve tension in your jaw joint, which will relieve tension headaches in a lot of patients. Certain types of airway issues also benefit greatly from the use of a sleep guard, which repositions the jaw, tongue, and soft palate to keep the airway open as you sleep.

To create a custom sleep guard for you, we make impressions of your teeth. We take a scan of your teeth and also your bite, and we send them to a specialized lab. You can wear your lower sleep guard during the day, especially to exercise better.