Dr. J "The Fighter of Tooth Decay!"
“Everyone deserves a great smile and good dental health. I’m a dentist because I know I make a positive difference. But mostly, I do it because it’s fun. I think my patients understand this and that’s why they keep coming back”
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Protecting your smile through regular oral hygiene visits can help keep you smiling for a lifetime. Regular oral hygiene visits are vital for keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. These visits are necessary to prevent any potentially serious problems from developing. We will help you learn how to keep your teeth and gums looking their best.
Periodontics is a highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the area “around” a tooth, including gums, bone and supporting ligaments. Most common periodontal services consist of scaling and root planing (“deep cleaning”), crown lengthening and dental implants.
Tooth whitening or bleaching is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. There are many over the counter products available on the market, however, professional dental tooth whitening is more advanced and will last longer with better results. If you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or red wine you may want to ask your dentist if professional tooth whitening would work for you.
Fillings and Crowns
Tooth enamel is the hardest thing in your body followed by the inside of the tooth referred to as dentin. Bacteria that live in your mouth produce an acid that dissolves your enamel and dentin that results in what is called a cavity. If these bacteria are not cleaned from your teeth with brushing and/or flossing and /or a Squaw Peak Dental cleaning they may cause cavities. Just like gum disease, cavities may be early and/or mild and may be treated and/or repaired with fillings. More advanced enamel and dentin infections(cavities) may require crowns.
Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Years ago, diseased or injured teeth were removed, but today a ‘really sick’ tooth can be saved through root canal treatment.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to adjacint teeth or dental implants. A bridge will span the area where teeth are missing.
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable.
A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.