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General & Preventive Dentistry
Most of the conditions that negatively affect your smile can be avoided with regular care. Our team is committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and providing you with the most advanced preventive dentistry.

Regular Preventive Care or Professional Dental Cleaning Appointments
This appointment is performed by a registered dental hygienist. The hygienist will remove plaque (soft deposit), tartar or calculus (hard deposit), and stain from your teeth. The evaluation of the gum tissue, probing pockets and recording depths for future reference will be accomplished. After the cleaning, the hygienist will polish your teeth to a beautiful shine.

You will have all of your questions answered that you may have about the homecare procedures and products. If you have trouble choosing the right toothbrush or flossing effectively, your hygienist can help. Should you develop gum disease, which is extremely common; our hygienist will provide counsel and treatment to control the condition.
Tooth Extractions
In some cases, injury or decay damages a tooth extensively and an extraction is the proper treatment option to start you on the path toward complete dental health. We can remove your troublesome tooth and give you the treatment options for replacing that tooth and completing your beautiful smile again.
Tooth-Colored Fillings or Restorations
Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth? You may be a good candidate for composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings or restorations. When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With new advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings resulting in a long lasting, brighter, whiter smile. The new tooth-colored material is bonded to the teeth for a stronger restoration.
Nightguard: Grinding and Clenching
Many people who notice chipped or cracked teeth, but don’t remember when the injury occurred, damaged their teeth while they were sleeping. Grinding or clenching your teeth during the night will cause your teeth to chip, crack and even break. To keep you from seriously damaging your teeth, we recommend a dental appliance called a night-guard, which protects your teeth from grinding & clenching in your sleep. Our team takes great care in making sure you have a proper fit to prevent pain in your jaw joint. Do you suffer from headaches? You may find that a side benefit of your night-guard is headache prevention. Many headaches start during the night, caused by the extreme pressure generated as you grind and clench your teeth. Ask our team about having a night-guard custom created for you.
NTI
While night guards protect your teeth from grinding against one another and becoming damaged, a NTI is another solution.

A NTI is a small device that only covers your anterior teeth. Similar to a night guard, it is made from acrylics and hard plastics. In addition to preventing the grinding of teeth, the extra benefit of the NTI is that over time, the device teaches your muscles to relax. In this way, a NTI may be able to help you break the habit of grinding all together. If you are suffering from frequent migraines as well as damaged teeth, a NTI may be the answer. Ask our team if an NTI is right for you.