DIAGNOSTIC + PREVENTATIVE
Cleaning + Hygeine
A thorough evaluation of your oral health and hygiene. This involves a thorough check of your oral structures to check for any signs of cavities or other dental problems. We also take this time to assess your need for tooth replacement or restorations and to check that your jaw and bite are normal. We will create a treatment plan in case you require any treatments for issues detected during the examination.
A professional cleaning. We perform a thorough cleaning of your mouth and teeth to get rid of hidden plaque and food particles that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. A professional cleaning goes a long way in helping you maintain great oral health by cleansing the mouth and helping to prevent problems such as bad breath (halitosis), gum disease, tooth decay and root canal infection.
Digital X-rays of your teeth and mouth are taken detect any possible problems that may not be visible to us otherwise. Our office makes use of digital X-rays that are safer than traditional X-rays as they emit much less radiation. Your safety is our priority.
Dental sealants are applied to the biting surface of the back teeth in order to smooth them out and prevent the deposit of bacteria, plaque and food particles in them. This is a kind of preventive dental treatment to protect the teeth against cavities.
Oral Cancer Evaluations
We perform a comprehensive screening for oral cancer using a visual and “touch-and-feel” examination of your oral cavity.
Dental injuries often occur from playing contact sports, and mouth guards should be considered an essential piece of equipment. While wearing a mouth guard from the offices of Designer Family Dental, you can play knowing that your teeth, lips, inner cheeks and jaw will be protected from whatever may come your way. Our mouth guards are custom-made to ensure a perfect fit. Store-bought mouth guards are not as effective and do not fit as comfortably as a professionally made appliance.
Bruxism, or nighttime grinding and clenching, is a serious problem that affects many people. If this grinding goes untreated, it can lead to worn tooth enamel, jaw pain and tooth sensitivities. Headaches can also be a symptom of bruxism. A mouth guard can be worn at night and help stop this constant grinding of the teeth and prevent the serious consequences.
Our mouth guards are custom-made to ensure a perfect fit. Store-bought mouth guards are not as effective and do not fit as comfortably as a professionally made appliance.