The best way to keep a healthy smile is to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. That's why we put so much emphasis on teaching you how to establish good habits at home. Combined with regular check-ups, professional cleanings and other preventive measures, your smile should last for many years.
You can even see what we're talking about with a real-time view of the inside of your mouth using our Intra-Oral Camera. The camera also helps us create an accurate record of your teeth before and after treatment.
This improved technology helps our patients receive a thorough x-ray diagnosis with minimum radiation exposure, roughly one-tenth of conventional x-rays. The image of your teeth is displayed on a computer monitor which helps you understand, and see, what the dentist sees. These images can then be stored electronically for future reference.
Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis is an important part of dental hygiene. During a typical cleaning procedure, a hand scaling instrument is used to remove plaque and tartar from each individual tooth. We use a combination of hand scaling and ultrasonic scaling instruments. When used with water irrigation, these ultrasonic tools are effective in the removal of plaque from the deep pocket areas around your teeth. Combined with proper home care, professional cleanings are your best prevention against tooth decay and gum disease.