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Ultrasonic Cleaning

During ultrasonic dental cleaning, our Hygienist, Shilo, uses an instrument called an ultrasonic scaler. The scaler distributes ultrasonic vibrations to literally blast dental tartar off of your teeth. As the ultrasonic scaler vibrates, it produces sound waves to break apart stubborn calculus. Water flows out of the tip’s end to wash away debris. Although you won’t feel the vibrations or hear the sound waves, you’ll most likely notice that your teeth feel cleaner. More importantly, you will have significantly reduced the amount of plaque bacteria that causes most dental diseases.

Preventive Dentistry is the most important service that we provide and to which you can commit! We are pleased to offer state of the art technology, including ultrasonic cleaning and digital x-rays to ensure we provide the right care for you.

During ultrasonic dental cleaning, our Hygienist, Shilo, uses an instrument called an ultrasonic scaler. The scaler distributes ultrasonic vibrations to literally blast dental tartar off of your teeth. As the ultrasonic scaler vibrates, it produces sound waves to break apart stubborn calculus. Water flows out of the tip’s end to wash away debris. Although you won’t feel the vibrations or hear the sound waves, you’ll most likely notice that your teeth feel cleaner. More importantly, you will have significantly reduced the amount of plaque bacteria that causes most dental diseases.

While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us. 

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem. 

The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view issues that can’t always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions. 

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

Often there is plaque and tartar that accumulates below the gum line. In this scenario, we will clean and smooth this area with special instruments to ensure that the area is completely spotless. If this area is not kept clean, the entire area can become irritated with the bacteria that resides in the tartar and plaque. It’s very important to have your dentist check this area if you have bleeding during brushing.

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often.

Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all of the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by “sealing out” plaque and food.