Upon arrival, our staff will greet you and request you complete your new patient paperwork. This allows our team get to know you better. It is recommended you arrive 15 minutes early to complete your paperwork. You can also save time by accessing and completing them now. Click Download to retrieve New Patient Forms.

New patients often expect or request a dental cleaning during their first visit. On your first visit, a comprehensive exam is completed. We then schedule a cleaning and meeting with your dental hygienist. 

Halitosis or bad breath is an undesirable and humiliating condition. Often, bad breath goes unrecognized, but everyone experiences it, mainly in the morning.

Bad breath could be a symptom of many occurrences. For those with good health, bad breath is caused by bacteria on the tongue, specifically the back of the tongue. It is proven that by regularly brushing the tongue can minimize bad breath by nearly 70 percent.

Brushing and flossing aid in preventing plaque and bacteria, the leading causes of dental disease.

Plaque is a sticky film made from food debris, bacteria, and saliva. Lack of brushing after meals causes bacteria and plaque to build which can lead to tooth decay. Plaque can also harden and become tartar. If plaque and tartar continue to grow it will damage the gums and bone, resulting in the gum (periodontal disease). Plaque growth can be regulated by routine brushing, flossing, and other dental care.

Toothbrushing- Brush your teeth twice daily with an ADA accepted toothbrush and toothpaste.

● Position the brush at 45 degrees and at the gums. In small cyclical motions, gently brush. The bristles should touch the gums and teeth.

● Brush all surfaces of the tooth (outer, inner, and biting)

● Brush the inside of the teeth with the tip of the toothbrush.

● Brush the tongue (aids in removing bacteria and prevents bad breath)

Electric toothbrushes are recommended and preferred. They are simple and efficient at brushing and removing plaque.

Flossing – Daily flossing is best at cleaning in between teeth and within the gumline. Flossing helps to clean these tight areas, break up plaque, and prevents tooth, bone, and gum damage.

● Wind 12-16 inches of floss between each middle finder. There should be a 2 inch gap between the hands.

● Maneuver the floss with your thumb and fore finger. Insert the floss between each tooth using a back and forth motion.

● Shape the floss in to a “C” around each tooth. Gently glide the floss up and down against the tooth and beneath the gum line.

Floss holders can be used as a simpler alternative.

Rinsing – It is essential to complete water rinses after brushing and meals (if unable to brush). Discuss with your dental hygienist about options if you wish to use an over-the-counter brand.

The risks of silver (amalgam) fillings have caused concerns in recent years. An amalgam is an alloy or mixture of mercury, copper, silver, tin, and zinc. Amalgam have been used in dental practice for over 100 years. Concerns surround the contact with vapor and tiny mercury particles that has led to health issues.

The ADA (American Dental Association) states that nearly 76% of dentist use amalgam fillings containing mercury. According to the ADA, silver fillings are harmless and there is no evidence any medical disorders being caused by the mercury found in fillings.

It is assumed that amalgam fillings are safe. The Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and FDA support the ADAs claims. The U.S. Public Health only warns against silver fillings if the patient has an allergy to it. There are millions of patients with silver fillings; however, only less than 100 cases of allergy.

Research supports no significant health dangers to patients treated with silver fillings; however, mercury is still considered toxic when there are high and dangerous levels of contact. In reference to silver fillings, the ADA trusts that the metallic mixture of mercury with other elements is deemed safe due to the inactivity of the dangerous chemicals.

There are alternatives to silver fillings. Some include porcelain, gold, or composite (tooth-colored) fillings. Speak with you doctor to discuss these alternatives to decide the best choice for you.

Dental screenings and exams should be completed at least twice a year, it is common for dental professionals to suggest more visits.

Routine dental visits are key in maintaining optimal dental health. During each visit, patient should expect a thorough dental cleaning and examination of the gums and teeth. The dental care professional may take additional measures to recognize and prevent potential risks to dental health.

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of material that are designed and layered on the surface of teeth. They are resistant and refrain from discoloration making them a preferred solution for those wanting to improve the appearance of their smile.
Veneers are used to treat the following:

● Teeth discoloration

● Gapping between teeth

● Chipped or jagged teeth

● Crowded teeth

● Malformed or misshaped teeth

● Ill-proportioned teeth (teeth are too small or big)

A veneer procedure can be completed within two dental visits. Veneers are fitted to your smile when molds are taken and created in labs.

Many people have fillings from many years ago even from their childhood. These filling may be outdated, discolored, and unappealing, causing people to feel uncomfortable and insecure about our smile. Old fillings are unappealing and may be damaged. Dated fillings may cause harm to our dental health. The areas between the filling and teeth may have opened creating a space for bacteria to grow. This ultimately causes dental decay.

Have a dentist inspect your filling to determine whether they are flawed and replacement options. You may replace fillings for cosmetic purposes as well. Discuss with your doctor the insecurities associated with your smile. They should provide care and treatment options that best fit your needs. Modern dental technologies have made it possible for patients to replace outdated fillings in quick, pain-free, and affordable manner.

80% of people have periodontal disease without realizing! Most of those infected go unknown because the disease has little to no pain at the beginning stage. Periodontal disease has no obvious symptoms. Routinely visiting a dental care professionals is essential in recognizing periodontal issues.

Plaque, a soft, sticky, film, is the cause of periodontal disease. The bacteria in plaque from leftover food debris or saliva, creates and releases toxins that irritate the gums and slowly deteriorates the bone. To minimize plaque build up and prevent periodontal disease, floss and brush daily.

Many people have fillings from many years ago even from their childhood. These filling may be outdated, discolored, and unappealing, causing people to feel uncomfortable and insecure about our smile. Old fillings are unappealing and may be damaged. Dated fillings may cause harm to our dental health. The areas between the filling and teeth may have opened creating a space for bacteria to grow. This ultimately causes dental decay.

Have a dentist inspect your filling to determine whether they are flawed and replacement options. You may replace fillings for cosmetic purposes as well. Discuss with your doctor the insecurities associated with your smile. They should provide care and treatment options that best fit your needs. Modern dental technologies have made it possible for patients to replace outdated fillings in quick, pain-free, and affordable manner.