What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
Our entire practice team is knowledgeable in state-of-the-art sanitation techniques designed to ensure patient safety. This goes beyond wearing gloves and facemasks to prevent passing germs, but includes a specialized sterilization center and a water filtration system guaranteeing a fresh water source for each patient. We follow the CDC infection control guidelines. Our Melag class B autoclave is the powerhorse of our sterilization center ensuring maximum safety for all our patients. Click the photo on the left to know more about our autoclave....click HERE to learn more about class B autoclaves and why they are different from other types of regular autoclaves.
Is it bad if my gums bleed after I brush my teeth?
It's definitely not a good sign to have bleeding gums following brushing. However, the condition may or may not require professional attention, depending on the source of the problem. Bleeding gums could be caused by improper or rough "scrubbing", instead of gentle, circular brushing motions. The use of a hard-bristled toothbrush instead of a soft one, plaque and/or tartar buildup below the gum line, or gum inflammation due to gingivitis or periodontal disease can also be the source.
If this problem persists despite correct brushing and flossing techniques, or occurs every time you brush, you may have some degree of gum or periodontal disease. We recommended you contact our office to set up an evaluation appointment. We can prevent and treat most stages of gum disease successfully through our non-surgical gum care procedures.
What can be done if I have stained or discolored teeth? How can I safely whiten my teeth?
Tooth whitening is one the safest, easiest and most remarkable procedures in cosmetic dentistry. You can revitalize your teeth to a healthy, more vibrant appearance and erase the signs of aging thanks to the modern technology of teeth whitening. We utilize an advanced chair-side whitening system that can make teeth six shades whiter. It is important we have a brief consultation before the procedure to evaluate the cause of discoloration, and to ensure you are a good candidate for whitening treatment.
How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?
We will schedule your next care appointment at the end of your checkup. Before your next appointment, you will receive a card in the mail reminding you of your upcoming visit. We suggest you visit our practice every six months to a year, although some patients may need more frequent cleanings.