Dentistry is constantly evolving, therefore our staff attends continuing education and below you will find several things we have incorporated into our office.
Oral Cancer Screening
The hygienists perform regular oral cancer exams on our patients. We are always reminded of the prevelance of oral cancer and rise of HPV risk factors of oral cancer.
Dry mouth is a common side effect of cancer treatment and some medications. Dry mouth be the cause of rapid onset of decay. Our office has learned of a new prescription offered for dry mouth. If you suffer from this, please ask one of our staff members about the new medication.
Medication and the Dental Patient
Medications prescribed by the medical doctor and certain health factors may effect your dental care. We take blood pressure and update health history on our patients every visit. Updating your health history and list of medications help our staff to treat your dental care accordingly.
Generally electric toothbrushes are more effective than manual toothbrushes, and many dental professionals recommend them to help maximize their patients’ brushing effectiveness. Electric toothbrushes make it easier for people with dexterity problems like arthritis, to clean their teeth. We offer the Oral-B Braun
Genius electric toothbrush. One feature of the toothbrush we offer is a brushing timer to help you know how long you should brush each area of your mouth. It also has sensors that will let you know if you’re using too much force and will use a light buzzer for indication. If you are interested, please contact our office or ask one of our staff members during your appointment.