- Preventive Dentistry
- Root Canals
The stress of the world today has increased the incidence of problems associated with the temporomandibular joint. If you experience unexplained headaches, tenderness of the jaw, or pain of the jaw or neck, a night guard may alleviate these symptoms. A night guard is an appliance similiar to a retainer that opens the bite and controls grinding and clenching of the teeth at night. We would be happy to schedule an appointment to discuss symptoms you are having related to the TMJ.
This effective preventative procedure seals the pits and groves of the molar teeth. This is applied to the teeth of children soon after the eruption of the molars to help prevent decay. Most insurace plans cover this beneficial treatment.
Children should be receiving fluoride as a supplement in the water they drink or in fluoride tablets. Many water supplies in this area are fluoridated, which provides a good source of fluoride for strong tooth development. For water supplies that are not fluoridated, such as wells, we will provide you with a prescription for fluoride tablets for your children. Again our emphasis is on prevention.