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Preventive Dental Services

Taking proactive steps to protect your oral health is crucial in preventing the development of dental problems and maintaining a radiant smile. Through our comprehensive preventative dental care, we aim to identify potential issues early on, allowing for timely intervention and the preservation of your natural teeth. Regular check-ups and preventive treatments not only save you from future dental discomfort but also help in reducing overall treatment costs.

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The Importance of Preventative Dental Care

Taking proactive steps to protect your oral health is crucial in preventing the development of dental problems and maintaining a radiant smile. Through our comprehensive preventative dental care, we aim to identify potential issues early on, allowing for timely intervention and the preservation of your natural teeth. Regular check-ups and preventive treatments not only save you from future dental discomfort but also help in reducing overall treatment costs.

Nightguard

A nightguard is a crucial dental appliance that can make a world of difference for those who suffer from bruxism, a condition where individuals unconsciously clench or grind their teeth during sleep. This habit can lead to severe dental problems, including worn-down enamel, chipped teeth, and even jaw disorders. We understand the impact that bruxism can have on your oral health, which is why we offer custom-made nightguards. These horseshoe-shaped, retainer-like devices are made from high-quality, dental-grade plastic, providing a comfortable fit for either the top or bottom arch of your mouth.

By wearing a nightguard, you create a protective cushion between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other. The nightguard absorbs the pressure caused by clenching, protecting your teeth from damage. Additionally, for those who already experience Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), a nightguard can be a part of the treatment plan. The device helps alleviate the strain on the jaw joint, providing relief from pain and improving overall jaw functionality. Our team will custom-design a nightguard to suit your unique dental structure, ensuring that you wake up with a refreshed smile and no jaw discomfort.

Anti-Snoring Device

Snoring is a common problem that affects millions of individuals, leading to sleep disturbances and, in some cases, even sleep apnea. We offer a practical solution to address this issue – custom-made anti-snoring devices. Designed to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth, these devices help position the lower jaw slightly forward, keeping the airways open and reducing or eliminating snoring. Our anti-snoring devices are made from flexible, thin materials and use connectors that attach to transparent upper and lower forms, specially laminated to your dentist's model of your mouth for a perfect fit.

Whether your snoring is mild or more severe, our anti-snoring devices can help you and your partner enjoy a restful night's sleep. Not only will this improve your overall sleep quality, but it will also result in better daytime alertness and increased energy levels. Unlike over-the-counter solutions, our custom-made anti-snoring devices are tailored to your unique oral anatomy, providing optimal comfort and effectiveness. Say goodbye to sleepless nights and welcome a quieter, more peaceful sleep with our specialized anti-snoring devices.

TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly known as TMJ, can be a source of chronic pain and discomfort for many individuals. The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull and is essential for everyday activities such as chewing and speaking. When this joint becomes misaligned or experiences excessive strain, it can lead to a range of issues, including clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing the mouth, jaw pain, headaches, and muscle tenderness.

We understand the impact TMJ can have on your quality of life, which is why we offer comprehensive TMJ treatment options. Our experienced dental professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation to diagnose the root cause of your TMJ symptoms. Depending on your specific case, treatment options may include wearing a custom nightguard to alleviate nighttime teeth grinding, physical therapy exercises to strengthen jaw muscles, or in severe cases, orthodontic treatments or surgical interventions.

Through personalized TMJ treatment plans, we aim to provide long-term relief from discomfort, improve jaw functionality, and enhance overall oral health. Our compassionate team will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring that you are well-informed and comfortable throughout your TMJ treatment journey.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a natural mineral renowned for its ability to strengthen tooth enamel and protect against cavities. We believe in the power of preventative care, and our fluoride treatments are an essential aspect of maintaining optimal dental health for both children and adults.

For young children, fluoride plays a crucial role in the development of their teeth. By concentrating in the growing bones and developing teeth, fluoride helps to harden the enamel on baby and adult teeth before they emerge, providing a solid foundation for healthy teeth. For adults, fluoride helps to further strengthen the enamel on teeth that have already emerged, offering an additional layer of protection against decay.

During a fluoride treatment, our skilled dental professionals will apply a higher concentration of fluoride than what is typically found in commercial products. This targeted approach provides extra protection against tooth decay and alleviates tooth sensitivity. With regular fluoride treatments, you can significantly reduce the risk of cavities and enjoy a strong, healthy smile for years to come.

Sealants

Protecting your teeth from cavities and decay is a top priority for us, and dental sealants are one of our most effective preventative measures. Sealants are thin, tooth-colored materials that we carefully bond to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, particularly the molars and premolars. These teeth often have deep grooves and pits that are difficult to clean thoroughly with a toothbrush, making them susceptible to plaque accumulation and cavities.

By sealing these grooves and pits with dental sealants, we create a barrier that shields the enamel from harmful bacteria and acids. The smooth surface makes it easier for your toothbrush to clean the teeth effectively, reducing the risk of cavities. Sealants are a painless and non-invasive procedure that offers long-lasting protection for both children and adults.

Our experienced dental team will carefully apply the sealants, ensuring a comfortable and efficient process. With dental sealants, you can take a proactive step in preserving your dental health and maintaining a bright, cavity-free smile.

Composite Fillings

At Imaging Dentistry, we are committed to providing the safest and most aesthetically pleasing dental solutions for our patients, which is why we offer composite fillings as a superior alternative to traditional metal or silver amalgam fillings.

Composite fillings, also known as white fillings, are made from a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium, resulting in a tooth-colored filling that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. Unlike amalgam fillings, which contain about 50% mercury, composite fillings are environmentally non-toxic, ensuring the safety of both your dental health and the environment.

One of the significant advantages of composite fillings is their ability to bond directly to the tooth's surface. This means that less healthy tooth structure needs to be removed, compared to amalgam fillings that require more extensive tooth preparation. As a result, composite fillings offer a stronger bond and help protect the tooth from fracturing or cracking in the future.

Whether you need to treat decay, replace an old amalgam filling, or desire a more aesthetically pleasing smile, our composite fillings are the ideal solution. Trust our skilled dental professionals to provide you with durable and natural-looking composite fillings, ensuring your oral health and satisfaction.

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