The goal of general dentistry is to remove all disease from your mouth and repair broken down teeth, giving you the freedom to enjoy one of life's favorite pleasures -- eating your favorite foods! Although some disease may be painful, like a cavity in your tooth, "gum disease" is usually not painful and can lead to unexpected loss of your teeth. Through regular checkups, dental hygiene, removal of dental decay, and showing your proper home health care, we can eliminate disease from your mouth to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life.
At Family Dental, we strive to provide excellent care to all our patients. At our office, we take an individualized approach to oral hygiene to address our patients' specific needs, all while maintaining an inviting, soothing and relaxing atmosphere.
Whether you're a new patient to our office or have been with us for years, we strive ourselves on providing the best possible dental care. Whether you're due for your general hygiene or are experiencing tooth pain, we'll address all your concerns and needs in a relaxed environment while taking the time to answer any questions you have.
Oral Cancer Screening
Late detection of oral cancer is the primary reason that mortality rates are so dismal. As with most other cancers, it is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Though tobacco use is a major predisposing risk factor, 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.
A composite (tooth coloured) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling material.
Preventive Dentistry/Oral Hygiene
A hygiene appointment is not just a cleaning. Just as an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, the best oral health investment you can make is a regular appointment with one of our highly skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated dental hygienists.
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.
Mouth Guards are protective devices that cover the teeth and gums to prevent or reduce injury. Mouth guards or night guards are worn over teeth, and used to protect teeth from injury during sports, or from conventional teeth grinding.
Characterized by grinding of the teeth and/or clenching of the jaw, bruxism affects about 10% of the population.
It's the cause of tooth wear and breakage; disorders of the jaw; and headaches. Bruxism occurs in children and adults.
Dentures are a removable replacement mechanism for missing teeth and the tissues connected to those teeth. It's made of acrylic plastic and metal, and closely resembles natural gum tissue and teeth.