We believe a good foundation is the key to optimal oral health; therefore, our periodontal (gum and bones) care is of the utmost priority. We customize cleanings to properly care for your specific periodontal needs. Whether a six-month checkup or full periodontal therapy is needed, our hygienists will always strive to provide the very best treatment while maintaining your absolute comfort.
Unfortunately, most people assume that the fluoride they get in their toothpaste and water is adequate for their needs. Research shows that properly applied fluoride blocks cavities by forming a more acid-resistant surface layer, and can even reverse early forming cavities
Your teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria, called plaque. Plaque bacteria use sugars and starches in food as a source of energy. The bacteria convert the sugars into harmful acids that attack tooth enamel to break down, resulting in cavities.
A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants reduce the risk of cavities in these areas by 80%.