Preventive dental care is extremely important in maintaining a healthy mouth and beautiful teeth. Having regular preventive care is the best way to make sure your teeth last your entire lifetime. Preventive dentistry saves money by catching issues early on so you can avoid costly major procedures.

    Dental Cleaning

    Professional cleanings are encouraged twice a year to prevent cavities and quickly find and establish a treatment for any oral health conditions. A professional cleaning is secondary to the oral hygiene you maintain at home.

    Dental Examination

    Dental Exams are encouraged twice a year for every age. During your initial dental examination our staff will take complete oral X-rays to ensure the healthiness of your gums, teeth, and jaw. One of our experienced staff members will examine your entire head, and evaluate your gums, and inspect every tooth for cavities, plaque, or damage   to determine your dental needs. 

    Dental Sealants

    Sealants are a fast and pain- free way to prevent cavities! Sometimes, our back teeth have very deep crevices and grooves, which tend to collect decay-causing germs and food particles. A dental sealant is a very thin invisible plastic coating that fills in those grooves and acts like a Band-Aid to keep germs out. Sealants are highly recommended for children as their molars come in. No numbing is involved so they can easily be completed during a regular dental visit.


    TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint is the joint located in front of the ear which connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. Problems with the joint are referred to as TMD or temporomandibular disorder, and many people are affected by it. TMJ is commonly caused by stress-related clenching or grinding, and can lead to the following symptoms: 


    • Sore or tight muscles when chewing
    • Frequent headaches
    • Jaw locking open or closed
    • Clicking or popping of joint when opening or closing mouth
    • Limited opening of mouth

    Luckily, people with TMD have several treatment options, and we can point you in the right direction. 

    Oral Cancer Screening

    About 37,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Only 57% of them will be alive in 5 years because their cancer was diagnosed in the late stages. We have the tools for early detection, and highly recommend an enhanced oral cancer screening at least once a year. Oral cancer is often linked to tobacco use, human papilloma virus, and genetic carriers. Here are the signs and symptoms to look for at home:


    • Sore that doesn't heal in 2-3 weeks
    • Red, white or blue patch
    • Lump or thickening in cheek
    • Numbness in mouth that didn't used to be there
    • Swelling that causes dentures to fit poorly (not to be confused with a denture sore)