At Select Care Dental, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
Cleanings and Exams
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. A routine appointment with Select Care Dental will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. We may also recommend an oral cancer screening for our older patients. Learn more about routine check-ups.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state. Learn more about caring for your gums.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies. Read more about the importance of mouthguards.
No matter which sleep disorder you might have, a mouthguard could be a simple and affordable way to treat it. If you think that you might have a sleep disorder, we want to discuss it with you. We will then help you to get a mouthguard that will properly fit your mouth and jaw. If you have the wrong mouthguard, it might not help the way that you want it to. Here at Select Care Dental, we want to help you to find the right one. Read more about how nightguards can help you.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our joint forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ. Read more about TMJ and the treatments available to help with pain.
Dentistry for Kids
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
Many patients have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. At Select Care Dental, our doctors strive to meet your individual comfort needs. For our patients with anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the answer. Read more about our Sedation Dentistry.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about our family dentistry services call (541) 316-5499, and schedule an appointment now!