Oral hygiene and teeth cleanings are a critical part of maintaining your dental health. While proper at-home care, brushing, and flossing help you avoid common dental issues, we use specialized tools during professional cleanings to ensure that every hard-to-reach surface of your teeth is free of bacteria and plaque. Regular visits will ensure that your mouth is a healthy environment for your teeth and gums, and will prevent issues like gum disease, decay, and cavities.
We offer oral cancer screenings as part of every routine exam at Confident Smiles & Implants. During your preventive visit, one of our dentists will use an intraoral camera to examine your gums and soft tissue, keeping an eye out for any potential signs of cancer like lumps, bumps, discolored tissue, and other abnormalities. Our regular oral cancer screenings will give you peace of mind that your smile is strong and healthy.
Gum disease is the leading cause of premature tooth loss, and nearly 50% of American adults suffer from this condition. However, many patients don’t know that they have gum disease because the beginning stages only have minor symptoms. With periodontal care from Confident Smiles & Implants, we will remove bacteria from underneath your gums and between your teeth to help you halt gum disease and avoid it altogether.
Cavities can affect patients of all ages and cause permanent damage to your teeth if left untreated. During regular appointments at Confident Smiles & Implants, we use dental sealants and fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel and help you avoid decay.
Gum disease is mostly caused by improper oral hygiene, though other factors can play a role. With proper preventive care and at-home brushing and flossing, patients can prevent this condition and maintain a strong, healthy smile.
Regular cleanings twice per year will keep your enamel bright and white. During a standard cleaning, our team will buff and polish surface stains and plaque away from your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful smile.
TMJ/TMD can lead to premature wear and tear of your teeth and negatively affect the health and aesthetics of your smile. We are trained to recognize the signs of teeth grinding, and we offer custom-fitted night guards to protect your smile.
Tooth sensitivity is a condition that develops when the dentin (the layer beneath your enamel) or cementum (the layer covering the tooth root) is exposed. This can happen when the tooth is damaged, or when your gums recess. The sensitivity usually occurs with very hot or cold, and sometimes sweet or spicy, foods and beverages.
TMJ/TMD is a condition caused by damage or inflammation to your temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to your skull. If you suffer from this condition, it can be painful and even affect your ability to chew and speak.
According to the American Dental Association, patients should see a dentist for an exam and cleaning twice per year.
However, patients with certain dental issues like periodontal disease should visit more often to ensure that their condition is managed by a dental expert. Seeing Dr. Luis and Dr. Tori every six months is the best way to keep your smile healthy and bright. Coming back regularly helps us track your oral health, catch any potential issues early, and ensure that your smile always looks and feels its best.