How safe is your office equipment and what is your sterilization process?
We deeply care for our patients’ safety and that is why we employ the highest-level sterilization standards in our field. We have the most advanced sterilization technology to date and we submit our equipment to random weekly testing to ensure the highest level of sterilization.
Is there a correlation between a healthy mouth and overall health?
Yes! When you take care of your mouth, you take care of your overall health! Recent studies have shown meaningful correlations between periodontal disease and other illnesses. Bacteria that cause gum disease and periodontal bone loss can be secondary factors for other illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, adult diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
How long does it take to attain the beautiful smile I am looking for?
Count on our dentists’ extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry techniques to improve your smile and the results are dramatic, naturally! Depending on your individual case, cosmetic dental treatment can take anywhere from one visit up to multiple visits. If you’re considering cosmetic dental treatment, ask us about your options.
What Causes Bad Breath?
In most cases bad breath (halitosis) is caused by the presence of oral bacteria. There can be, however, other factors that influence the odor of one’s breath and, in fact, the quality of a person’s breath will ultimately depend on a number of different variables. The single most frequent cause of bad breath odor problem is associated with bacteria that live in the mouth. A thorough brushing and flossing technique is needed in order to remove plaque and also remove any food debris that is left in the person’s mouth after eating that could be used as a food supply by these bacteria. Even in a relatively healthy mouth, bacteria can and do find anaerobic (oxygen deprived) environments underneath the gum line, both around and in between teeth, in which to live. These anaerobic environments, however, are even more numerous and available in the mouths of people who have experienced periodontal disease (“gum disease”). If your bad breath problem persists, even after a period of daily routine dental hygiene, you should schedule an examination and cleaning appointment with your dentist so you can discuss your concerns. During this visit the following can be accomplished:
- Learn effective brushing and flossing techniques. After examining you, your dentist can provide you with instructions, tips, and pointers that will be helpful for your specific situation.
- Tartar (dental calculus) accumulation can interfere with effective brushing and flossing. Your dental cleaning will remove this debris from your teeth.
- A periodontal evaluation. Periodontal disease (“gum disease”) can cause significant damage to your gums and the bone that lies underneath them. This damage can result in the creation of deep spaces between your teeth and gums called “periodontal pockets.” These pockets are often impossible for you to clean effectively and therefore make an ideal environment for the bacteria that cause bad breath to live. If a periodontal problem is found your dentist can outline the treatment that will be needed to get this condition under control.
- During your examination your dentist will check to see if there are any untreated dental conditions that could be causing or aggravating your breath problems.
- Your dentist can help to determine if it is unlikely that oral conditions are the cause of your bad breath and that a referral to a doctor for a medical evaluation is indicated.
Is financing available & do you accept insurance?
Financing is available through CareCredit. We also accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We work with your insurance company by submitting your case to them to ensure that you receive the benefits of your coverage.
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