We will schedule the frequency of your visits according to the recommendation of our doctors and hygienist to maintain optimal dental health.
During your initial appointment, you will meet with the dentist and his/her assistant or one of our dental hygienists. We will update your medical and dental history then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, take X-rays of your teeth as needed and complete a TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint) exam. After we review your dental profile, we will discuss a diagnosis and work up a treatment plan for you. We will discuss your options for treatment and payment and help you determine the best plan to fit your needs. During regular follow-up visits, we will examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, clean your teeth and make plans for treatment as needed. We will discuss any pain or problems you may be experiencing and answer any questions you may have.
Painless dentistry is a means of ensuring your total experience in our office is as stress-free and pain-free as possible. We will discuss treatment options that may require no local anesthetic and, whenever possible, alleviate pain by the means most comfortable to you.
Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will attempt to work current patients into our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, over the weekend, and during holidays, please call our office for our emergency contact number.
There are several methods available for whitening the teeth. The first step in moving forward with whitening is ensuring the teeth are cavity free. After the doctor does an examination, she will recommend the whitening option that is best for you. In-Office chairside whitening is done in the office and will give you the quickest and best results. We also offer custom and non-custom take-home bleaching options. Other over-the-counter daily bleaching products are available, but it is important to use any bleaching product only under the supervision of a dentist. To achieve the whitening results you desire, the ADA recommends that you seek the professional advice of a dentist in order to diagnose the cause of tooth discoloration before you begin any bleaching program.
Porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding might be a good solution. Porcelain veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth and are individually and permanently attached to the fronts of your existing teeth. Cosmetic bonding utilizes a composite material to fill in areas of your teeth and correct chipping and shape problems. Both porcelain veneers and bonding are color-matched to the rest of your teeth and can be long lasting and very natural.