At Infinity Dental Care, we’re able to provide all kinds of advanced services under one roof, but we take great pride in our quality of general dentistry as well. With the services detailed below, we’re able to stop dental problems during their earliest stages and even prevent them altogether, so our patients can enjoy healthy teeth and easy appointments as the years go by. If it has been more than six months since you or your child’s last dental checkup, be sure to give us a call so we can safeguard your smiles!
Every member of your family should receive at least one checkup and cleaning every six months to make sure minor dental problems are caught and treated as early as possible. At these appointments, a patient will receive a thorough exam in which their dentist will look for any decay or damage that needs to be addressed. They’ll also receive a deep cleaning from one of our hygienists to remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup from those areas of the mouth a brush and floss simply can’t reach.
The chewing surfaces of the back teeth are where most people will develop cavities first, especially children, because of their location and grooved surfaces that easily trap plaque and bacteria. Fortunately, we can give these vulnerable areas some extra protection by applying a thin layer of composite resin to them. This will literally seal the teeth off and protect the enamel to stop cavities before they even start. They only take minutes to place and can provide up to a decade’s worth of prevention.
Are you not a morning person because your jaw and headache every time you wake up? Do your teeth look worn down like you’ve been doing nothing but chewing on ice? This might be due to you unconsciously grinding your teeth while you sleep, which is officially known as “bruxism.” To help keep your smile in one piece while you sleep, our team can provide you with a custom-made nightguard. This is a small oral appliance that fits over the teeth and places a barrier between them to prevent any harmful contact.
In addition to cavities and gum disease, whenever you come to see us for a regular checkup, your dentist will also be on the lookout for the early signs of oral cancer. This disease is often deadly because most people don’t seek out care until it is quite advanced, but with regular screenings from our experienced team, we can make sure it doesn’t have a chance to sneak up on you. If we find anything that might indicate cancer in your mouth, like a sore or growth, we can help you get a biopsy and follow-up care right away.
If you’ve ever walked down the oral healthcare aisle at a store or pharmacy, you’ve likely noticed that almost every product has fluoride added to it. That’s because this mineral, when exposed to the teeth, has been shown to make it more resistant to decay, dramatically lowering someone’s risk for cavities. You’ll also find it in our dental office, as we can apply a fluoride varnish to the teeth at regular checkups to give our patients an extra boost of cavity defense.
You might have heard of fluoride before, but what is silver diamine fluoride? This compound gives us the ability to stop an active cavity without having to use a needle or drill, which our younger patients certainly appreciate! Applied to a tooth as a liquid, the silver kills any harmful bacteria while the fluoride helps reinforce the enamel. It’s a quick and noninvasive way to handle cavities, and it can also help patients who experience severe dental sensitivity.