- Prevent cavities
The whitish film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities. Plaque can be removed by brushing, flossing and dental cleanings.
- Stop tooth loss
Gum disease, which starts with built-up plaque, is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. As gum disease advances, plaque moves further down the tooth where it can destroy the supporting bone in your jaw, causing teeth to loosen and fall out. Luckily, the chance of this happening to you can be greatly reduced through regular dental cleanings combined with good oral hygiene habits.
- Brighten your smile
Drinking coffee, tea and wine or using tobacco can stain your teeth. A dental cleaning can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth. The result? A whiter, brighter smile!
- Freshen your breath
Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath. Even if you brush and floss regularly, getting a cleaning is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and odor-free.
- Boost your overall health
Studies have shown a connection between oral and overall health. Regular dental cleanings may help lower your risk for some diseases, like heart disease and stroke. Many medical conditions, some of them life-threatening, can be detected in their early stages by your dentist during a routine oral exam.
Endodontics (root canal):
Root Canal Treatment is an easy procedure with modern technology, and the latest methods of local anesthesia, the words “root canal” will mean nothing more than a single routine dental visit.
Whether it is a big cavity that had found its way to the nerve thus causing an abscess, or trauma to any tooth that caused a drastic darkening to its color, we will treat the infected nerve tissue, disinfect it from any bacteria, then completely seal the tooth. After doing so, the tooth will be covered with a cerec porcelain crown to protect it from any future damage.
The Cerec crown provides a beautiful looking, single visit restoration. With its enamel-like material, the cerec crown looks and feels like your real teeth. Unlike PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns, cerec is metal free.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Our veneers are ready to go as soon as you walk out the door. You can forget they are on. Just use the normal prudence you would with teeth: don’t chew ice or try to open bottles with your teeth (common sense stuff).
Having Dental Implants allows the patient to have a secure, stable and realistic option for replacing damaged or injured teeth. This gives the patient something permanent instead of removable bridges, partials, and dentures. With guided surgery this should last a lifetime.
Bruxism/grinding and clenching
Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.
Why Do People Grind Their Teeth?
Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.
How Do I Find Out if I Grind My Teeth?
Because grinding often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. However, a dull, constant headache or sore jaw when you wake up is a telltale symptom of bruxism. Many times people learn that they grind their teeth by their loved one who hears the grinding at night.
We can fit you with a mouth guard appliance to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep.
Dental Sleep Appliance for snoring or sleep apnea
Narval™ CC is the first and only custom-made mandibular
repositioning device (MRD) on the market. Narval CC is the ultimate MRD
solution for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),
as well as those who are unable to comply with continuous positive airway
pressure (CPAP) treatment.