CHARTING AND DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
In order to insure success in our procedures, we take the necessary time to fully and thoroughly evaluate your present dental condition. We use the appropriate diagnostic tools such as X-rays, photographs and full periodontal exam. Our goal is to give our patients the necessary information and education so that they may enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile.
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.
Night guards are developed to address the needs of those who grind and/or clench their teeth. The main reason people clench and grind their teeth is due to stress. Clenching and grinding not only causes excessive wear on teeth, but daily stress (long term and short term) can cause the facial muscles to overwork and become sore.
A mouth guard is designed to help buffer the mouth and teeth from trauma. Wearing a mouth guard is common in contact sports such as hockey, football, boxing and basketball, but a protective mouth guard can also be beneficial in non contact sports such as skiing, snowboarding and skateboarding.
Most children and adults should get a regular dental cl eaning andcheck up every six months. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have dental check ups more than twice a year.