At our practice, we believe in treating our patients with minimally invasive dentistry whenever possible. Many patients fear that dentistry is all about needles and drilling. We would rather offer excellent preventive care to avoid problems from starting in the first place. If a problem does occur, we are skilled at a number of procedures that allow us to treat the problem in such a way that healthy tooth structure is preserved whenever possible.
When you come to our office for your regular examinations, we carefully check your teeth and gums for signs of decay and disease. We determine your risk for bacterial growth and check how much saliva you produce. These factors help us establish the overall health of your mouth and your risk for future problems.
Your preventive dental care program will be based around your unique needs and risk factors. We are thrilled that you trust us with your dental care, but the truth is most of the dental care you will receive during your life will actually be administered by you!
We will discuss your home dental care routine and what can be done to improve it to prevent problems from developing. For example, we will use hands-on demonstrations to teach you the best way to brush and floss your teeth – you would be amazed at how many people are doing it wrong! If oral bacteria appear poised to cause cavities and increase your risk of gum disease, we can provide recommendations as to which types of toothpaste and rinse will be the most effective along with other home care products. In fact, we stock many of the best care products right here in our office, saving you an extra trip.
Many people don’t realize that what they eat has a direct effect on their dental health. You probably know that sweets and soft drinks aren’t good for your teeth, but do you know what you should eat to help protect your teeth? We will discuss ways to get vitamin- and mineral-rich foods into your diet to help strengthen your teeth and boost your immune system.
We offer a number of procedures and services that are minimally invasive and will help prevent or treat a variety of dental problems:
To learn more about minimally invasive dentistry and how it can benefit your family, please call our dental office today and schedule an appointment.