At our office, we believe preventative dental care and maintenance is vital to your dental health. Through regular scheduled exams we check the overall health of your teeth and gums, perform oral cancer screenings, and perform x-rays to detect problems before they worsen. Routine dental cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments help prevent cavities and dental disease.
Do you gag easily? Does the idea of a mouth full of impression material make your heart race? You are not alone! Many of our patients tell us they absolutely hate having dental impressions taken. It can be uncomfortable for people with strong gag reflexes, small mouths, bony protuberances called tori or exostoses, or claustrophobia. Get ready to meet the intraoral scanner! (more…)
People say that having children involved in sports is expensive. In dentistry, we commonly see one of the most expensive aspects of sports: injuries. The bad news is that the injuries themselves are sometimes unavoidable. The good news is that the damage to the teeth, gums, lips, cheeks and jaws associated with sports injuries is largely preventable by wearing an athletic mouthguard. (more…)
Morning sickness is a commonly used term to describe the nausea and vomiting that affects many women during pregnancy. It’s a bit of a misnomer, as most women who experience this phenomenon say it actually happens throughout the entire day and not just in the mornings. Morning sickness affects between 70-85 percent of pregnant women! While most women experience morning sickness in the first 16-20 weeks of pregnancy, some of the unlucky ones have symptoms throughout the entire pregnancy. (more…)