Preventive dentistry is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Good oral health habits, such as regular brushing and flossing, along with regular visits to our office, are essential for preventing dental problems before they start. We help keep your teeth and gums healthy, which will reduce the need for costly and painful treatments.
Dental Implants offer permanent solutions to missing teeth, enabling you to enjoy your favorite foods and activities with greater freedom of movement and control.Not only do they look like your own teeth, but our implants also feel just like natural teeth - providing a reliable, long term solution for those missing one or more of their teeth.
Teeth Whitening is one of the fastest ways to make a dramatic improvement to the look of your smile. Whiter teeth often result in a healthier, even younger appearance. Many of our patients at Preferred Family Dental find that completing one of our whitening procedures before an event such as a wedding or a vacation provides an extra boost in confidence.
Invisalign® is an innovative way to straighten your teeth and improve bite issues without the use of metal braces. Using a system of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible to other people, Invisalign® allows you to go about your daily life while inconspicuously improving the alignment of your teeth.
Cosmetic bonding is used to correct structural deficiencies of teeth and improve a variety of aesthetic imperfections. With the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or stained, cosmetic bonding has the ability to restore functionality to the teeth while simultaneously improving their appearance.
For patients who feel self-conscious about revealing a large amount of gum tissue when they smile, gum reshaping provides a way to improve an imbalance in the proportion of the gums to the teeth. This type of smile, often termed “gummy smile,” causes the teeth to appear shorter along the gum line and can impact a person’s confidence levels.
A “smile makeover” from Preferred Family Dental is a combination of various cosmetic and restorative procedures used to address a number of dental concerns at once. If you have chipped, broken, crooked, disproportionate, or stained teeth, this procedure can completely renew your smile in a short period of time.
The Six Month Smiles® Cosmetic Braces System, available here at Preferred Family Dental, is an innovative orthodontic treatment designed to straighten your teeth much faster than traditional braces. Whereas metal braces can be uncomfortable and cause individuals to feel self-conscious about their prominent appearance.
Our dentists recommend that you visit a general dentist for a minimum of two oral exams a year. The frequency of these exams depends on your individual risk for dental disease. Patients receive a review of their health history, blood pressure screening, oral cancer screening, periodontal assessment, examination of the teeth and restorations, as well as any diagnostic testing that needs to be completed.
As our name suggests, Preferred Family Dental treats patients of all ages. We offer a number of preventative dentistry options for children to keep their teeth and gums healthy through their teenaged years and beyond. These treatments include fluoride rinses, sealants, and short-term orthodontics.
Some patients are looking for a more time-efficient way to straighten their teeth and rejuvenate their smile. At Preferred Family Dental, we offer two alternatives to traditional orthodontics. First, with Invisalign®, patients can straighten their teeth in an inconspicuous manner, using a set of clear, removable aligners that gently shift teeth into their ideal position.
Dental sealants are a proactive step in the prevention of tooth decay. By affixing a durable tooth-colored material to the surface of your teeth, bacteria are blocked from the deep grooves and crevices where cavities are most likely to form. At Preferred Family Dental, we offer sealants for both children and adults.
Gum disease can be effectively treated in a number of ways and our dentists offer both non-surgical and surgical options for periodontal care. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to extreme gum sensitivity, chronic bad breath, and even loose teeth. In order to restore your gums to a healthy state, we provide nonsurgical gum treatment, tissue grafting, crown lengthening, and osseous surgery.
In an effort to make visiting our practice as pleasant and comfortable an experience as possible, Preferred Family Dental can utilize sedation dentistry techniques to calm fears and anxieties. Before your treatment, our dentists can give you two different options to reduce or eliminate your discomfort.
Oral cancer screenings can be incorporated into your oral exams to ensure any cancer risk is identified as soon as possible. Frequent dental appointments allow our dentists and hygienists to detect this life-threatening condition in its earliest stages, leading to earlier treatment and increased chances for successful results.
While daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing are vital for oral health, dental cleanings remove plaque and surface stains that cannot be achieved without professional tools and techniques. Performed along with oral exams, cleanings are an extra step in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease.
For patients who have developed early stages of gum disease, scaling and root planning can help eliminate bacteria and heal gum tissue. After a deep cleaning, our dentists will perform a non-surgical procedure to remove bacteria from the gumline, reducing tartar and improving your overall oral health.
Many people find flossing with regular dental floss somewhat of a hassle, and therefore they don’t floss on a routine basis. Flossing is a necessary component to oral hygiene, and can be vital to ensuring the health of your gums and teeth. Preferred Family Dental recommends the innovative Waterpik® Water Flosser, an effective and easy-to-use device that can floss your teeth using a jet of water.
Exercises that retrain the muscles of the face, mouth, and airway. Helps improve breathing. Helps correct swallowing function. Helps improve sleep quality by reducing snoring and sleep apnea, Helps improve behavioral issues caused by poor sleeping patterns such as ADD/ADHD, depression, and anxiety. Helps reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.