Awareness about the dangers of oral cancer is low, and screening for it is rarely done. It is commonly diagnosed when it is a stage three or four disease. At these stages, it is not hard to detect. If detected early survival rates are in the 80 to 90 percent range. Late stage detection yields a less than 20 percent survival rate.
- Complete Medical and Dental History
- External Examination of your head and neck
- Evaluation and assessment of your periodontal (gum) tissue
- Oral Cancer Examinations and screening
- Blood pressure check
- Case presentation of prescribed dental hygiene treatment
- Evaluating possible cosmetic enhancements of your smile- PEARL in office teeth whitening system
- Custom fitted sportsguards
- Pit & Fissure Sealants
Every new client will begin with a comprehensive exam. The dental hygienist will go through your medical and dental histories, check your head and neck for any abnormalities and do a thorough exam of the hard and soft tissues in your mouth including an assessment of your oral hygiene.
Dental Hygiene Treatment Plan is a written blueprint that directs the dental hygienist and the client as they work together to meet the client’s goals for oral health. The plan increases the likelihood that the health professionals will work collaboratively to deliver client-focused, goal-oriented, individualized services/programs to the client. The treatment plan facilitates the monitoring of client progress and ensures continuity of services/programs and communication among health professionals.
Every visit will offer optimal dental hygiene care in a relaxed, professional and gentle environment.
Fluoride is an in-office application which aids in the prevention of decay as well as sensitivity by strengthening the enamel of the teeth and aiding in the re-mineralization process.
Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth to seal the deep grooves, preventing bacteria from entering these hard to clean areas and starting the decay process. The sealant material is a hard, clear coating, usually applied when molars are newly erupting as a preventive tool.
Sportsguards can minimize or prevent injury to the soft tissues and teeth as well as prevent jaw fractures. Everyone who participates in any sports activity, be it football, hockey or even cycling can benefit from a custom fitted sportsguard. The Boil & Bite mouthguards are somewhat difficult to achieve a proper fit and call ultimately impede an athletes breathing.
Desensitizing solutions are available to clients when traditional fluoride treatments are not successful. If you have an extremely sensitive tooth or an area of your mouth that prevents you from eating or drinking comfortably than there are products designed to block the exposed dentin and therefore preventing pain and sensitivity.
Tooth Whitening is a method used to enhance your Smile which may provide self confidence. The Pearl state-of-the-art technology is a painless and comfortable procedure. Unlike many other systems that use bothersome rubber dams, cheek retractors and eye protection to get the job done, with Pearl, there is none of these instruments. Following you initial assessment; your hygienist will apply a special mild but highly effective peroxide blend onto a LED mouthpiece that fits comfortably on the front of both your top and bottom teeth. The peroxide blend will breakdown the stubborn staining that has accumulated on your teeth without causing and unnecessary sensitivity or pain commonly associated with other whitening procedures.
Q: Can Dry Mouth Cause Dental Problems?
A: When the soft tissues of the mouth are constantly dry, they can become inflamed, painful, and more susceptible to infection. Tooth decay can develop. . .