Comprehensive Exams

Comprehensive dental exams examine your entire mouth, head, and neck area. It involves a complete and thorough patient examination covering everything from pre-existing conditions, gum health, screenings, and diagnostic exams to guarantee optimal oral health.

Prophylaxis

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth.  Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis.

More than 90% of all diseases have oral symptoms.

Benefits of Prophylaxis:

Tartar removal

Tartar (calculus) and plaque buildup, above and below the gum line, can cause serious periodontal problems. Even with regular brushing and flossing it can be impossible to remove trapped debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets.

Aesthetics

Tartar (calculus) and plaque buildup, above and below the gum line, can cause serious periodontal problems. Even with regular brushing and flossing it can be impossible to remove trapped debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets.

Fresher breath

Bad breath is generally caused by a combination of rotting food particles below the gum line, gum infection, and periodontal problems. The removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria noticeably improves breath and improves oral health.

Identify health issues

Many health problems present themselves during a thorough oral examination. The dentist is able to screen for oral cancer, evaluate the risk of periodontitis, and even spot signs of medical problems like diabetes.

Low Radiation Digital X-Rays

At Dr. Carrie York’s office, we use the most advanced technology to provide our patients the greatest benefits. We use low-radiation digital x-rays to produce consistently safer, better results.

Low-radiation digital x-rays are superior to any other x-ray technology:

Safer Technology

Our digital x-rays use at least 50% less radiation than conventional film x-rays

Better Results

Our Xrays provide more accurate results as they can be magnified 300x its normal size to enhance diagnosis and reveal things that film x-rays simply can’t.

Faster X-rays

The images are ready instantaneously, allowing the dentist to review results immediately and discuss treatment options.

Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel (outer coating on teeth).

Care After Treatment:

No crunchy foods for 2 hours post treatment. You can eat and drink right after the fluoride varnish is applied. Stick to soft foods that are cold or warm.
Do not consume hot or fizzy drinks or alcohol (including mouth rinses) for at least 2 hours after treatment.
Do not brush or floss teeth for at least 2 to 4 hours, your dentist will let you know how long to wait.

Occlusal Guards

Occlusion” simply means tooth to tooth contact. An occlusal guard aims to ease grinding symptoms and protect your teeth and jaw from damage by creating a barrier between the teeth. An occlusal guard is also known as an occlusal mouth guard, occlusal night guard, or bite guard.

A comprehensive exam will determine if you are in need of an occlusal guard.

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Sealants

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and/or pre molars). Sealants aim to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Once applied, sealants protect your teeth for many years.

Adults, teenagers, and small children are all candidates for dental sealants.

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