Oral Hygiene

Our Services

Dental Hygiene Assessment

Review of medical and dental history, blood pressure check, assessment of teeth and gums, and oral cancer screening.

 
Scaling/Root Planing

The removal of soft (plaque) and hard (tartar) deposits from the teeth both above and below the gum line.  This may be done with hand scalers and/or with an ultrasonic scaler. 

 
Polishing/Stain Removal

The removal of surface stain from the tooth surface with polishing paste or a baking soda spray.

 
Fluoride Treatment

While fluoride isn't required or desired by everyone, there are circumstances where it can be beneficial.  Painting on a localized fluoride varnish can reduce sensitivity and help prevent cavities in clients who are at risk for dental decay.

Pit & Fissure Sealants

Sealants seal the deep pits and fissures in the tooth structure to prevent the accumulating of food debris and bacteria which can lead to cavities.  LifeSmiles uses sealant materials that are bio-compatible and PBA free.

 

Custom Sport Guards

When playing sports, a customized sports guard is your best defense to protect against injury to the teeth, mouth, and jaws. 

Desensitizing

In-office and homecare solutions to reduce tooth sensitivity are available.

Oral Hygiene Instruction

Your homecare routine is detrimental to your oral health.  We work with you to devise a customized homecare plan.  This includes recommendations of natural and/or commercial products and oral hygiene aids specific to your needs.

Microscopic Plaque Analysis

With the use of a phase contrast microscope, we can detect and treat gum disease on a microscopic level.  This allows us to reduce the permanent damage that gum disease can cause and track the success of gum therapies.

Canary Scan

The Canary Scan uses a precise, non-cutting laser to measure the density of the tooth's crystalline structure.  This allows us to detect a breakdown in the tooth structure sooner than an x-ray giving us the opportunity to preserve tooth structure.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride has been used in Japan for 90 years to stop the advancement of tooth decay and it's now received FDA approval.  This easily administered treatments is a great option for children, seniors, and those with dental anxiety or financial barriers to treatment. 

 

Essential Oil & Herbal Irrigation

Essential oils and herbs have numerous benefits and are proven to be effective against oral pathogens, while promoting and supporting the health of the oral tissue.

 

Mobile Services

A busy family life or difficulty getting to the office should never stand in the way of a healthy smile.  Ask us about our mobile services.