We offer a full range of dental services for patients of all ages. From your child's first dental visit to your grandmother's cleanings--we got you and your family covered! :)
CHECK UP & CLEANING
Dentistry is founded on the principle of prevention. All patients are recommended biannual cleanings and examinations. This visit consists of an exam, x-rays (as needed), and a dental prophylaxis.
Dental prophylaxis, commonly known as a 'regular cleaning,' (click here to read about deep cleanings) is recommended at least every 6 months to prevent or stop the progression of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease and is defined as: inflammation of the gums.
What to Expect
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Your routine check up and cleaning visit will last approximately 45 minutes. We will update your medical history and address any chief concerns you may have. We will then take any x-rays if needed and perform an oral check up. This includes an examination of your teeth as well as surrounding tissues. We will re-revist any 'watch' areas that you may have had and check all previously placed restorations to make sure they are all still performing optimally. We will then clean your teeth, review oral hygiene care and answer any additional questions you may have. At the end of your appointment, any proposed treatment plans will be reviewed and we will schedule you for your next visit.
EARLY CHILDHOOD VISIT
A child's first tooth erupts at around 6 months old, so the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends a visit to the dentist before the child's 1st birthday. It is important to develop good oral habits early to set a healthy mouth for life. Remember, your child should not be afraid of the dentist! We encourage you to bring your child in for their first visit (we call it a 'happy visit') so that they can form a positive relationship to dental visits and together, we can help build a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles!
What to Expect
We call our first meeting with your child a 'happy visit.' This visit's sole purpose is to introduce ourselves and our environment to your child. We will gauge the child's behavior and if the child allows, we will perform an examination and child cleaning. Depending on the age of your child, we will try our best to engage him/her in fun activities that aim to educate healthy oral habits. This includes reading American Dental Association approved children's books, using mouth props/puppets, and even singing (& dancing)! We truly believe that the best way to fight cavities is by early prevention, and that education is more than half the battle!
Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth you use to chew. Still, there’s another safety net to help keep those teeth clean. It’s called a sealant, and it is a thin, tooth colored protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity. In fact, sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars.
What to Expect
It’s a quick and painless process. We will clean and dry your tooth before placing an acidic gel on your teeth. This gel roughs up your tooth surface so a strong bond will form between your tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, we will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth once again before applying the sealant onto the grooves of your tooth. A special blue light is used to harden the sealant.
Both children and adults can benefit from sealants. Sealants can last several years before they need to be reapplied. After your sealants are placed, we will check them at every recall visit to make sure they are performing at optimal level.
NO DRILL CAVITY TREATMENT
At Smile Aurora Dental, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to combat cavities in a noninvasive way. We are proud to offer you SDF treatment -- a proactive, minimally invasive method to combat early cavities without the drilling!