More than just "Cleanings"
We take great pride in our Team of professional Registered Dental Hygienists. Their knowledge, skill, and ability to communicate result in an outstanding program of preventive Continuing Care, Active Periodontal Therapy, and Periodontal Maintenance programs tailored to suit our individual patients’ needs.
At your appointment you may have dental radiographs taken. A panorex or cephalometric is usually taken to access your jaw and teeth, bitewings are for identifying cavities and periapical radiographs are taken to see any concerns with your roots.
Our clinical staff is trained in using our OralID light to check all your tissues for abnormalities. OralID is a battery-operated, hand-held oral examination light used as an adjunctive device for oral mucosal screening. The device emits a visible blue light (435–460 nm) that one shines directly into the oral cavity. When the blue light from OralID shines on healthy oral tissue, it fluoresces green. However, when it shines on abnormal tissue, it appears dark due to a lack of fluorescence.
As part of your initial comprehensive examination, we take detailed measurements and records of the health of your teeth and intra-oral soft tissues – gums and everything else. With that information, the dentists and registered dental hygienists recommend a treatment plan for your initial therapy and on-going preventive and maintenance care.
In addition, the Hygiene Team is expert in health topics that affect, or are affected by, your oral health. They can counsel you on your self-care program (brushing and flossing), nutrition, smoking cessation and how oral health benefits your overall health.