Andrew H. Gibson, DDS • Tamara M. Caouette, DDS
Dana A. Durlach, DMD • Amber H. Connar, DMD
Bethany A. Herbert, DMD Ph.D
We want you to stay healthy, and having your teeth cleaned by our licensed, professional hygienist is a very important step for that goal. Medical research has shown there is a link between advanced gum (periodontal) disease and potentially fatal conditions like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.
Plaque forms on your teeth over time – even with the most meticulous daily care. Once it hardens into tartar, regular brushing and flossing will not remove it. By keeping up with regular visits with your hygienist, we are able to keep any issues at bay and help you maintain your dental hygiene.
Your overall health is our main concern. That is why we keep our office equipped with the latest technology which includes digital x-rays. It is an advancement that produces 90% less radiation and provides an image of your teeth immediately. It is an easy process with the use of a digital sensor, and then the image is quickly downloaded for viewing on our computer screen. You are able to instantly review your x-rays your hygienist and dentist. There is no waiting time for development anymore, and no polluting chemicals used in the process.
Our dentists and hygienist use the laser scanner to detect even the smallest cavity, so it can be repaired before it needs a large filling. When a tooth is restored at that stage, the filling will be invisible. We use the high-tech laser scanner, which can pinpoint the problem accurately to eliminate any unnecessary treatments and get right to the source of the problem. It is a quick and easy screening that will relieve you of any potential discomfort and keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
We know you have questions and would like to see for yourself what work needs to be done. Our dentist and hygienist use the intra-oral camera to work together with patients to form a bond of teamwork. This unique video camera is small enough to fit in your mouth and show you a very close-up view of each tooth. You can see what work needs to be done and fully take part in treatment decisions. Like our other patients, you will be very pleased with how this works.