Preventative

Our practice is capable of providing a wide range of preventative dental services for our patients without having to refer you to other specialties. This flexibility saves you time and keeps your total dental care within one practice. Our emphasis is on comprehensive preventative care for our patients. Comprehensive care begins with regular hygiene visits, regular check-ups, and continued home oral health routines.

We also provide the highest-quality services for restoring mouths that have been damaged by dental disease and injury or common problems that require cosmetic dentistry. Our primary goal for our patients is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health using advancements in techniques and technologies combined with maintaining scheduled dental exams.

Diagnostic Exam & Teeth Cleanings

Patients should schedule a routine dental cleaning annually. During this visit, one of our dental hygienists will remove plaque from your teeth and from places where your brush can’t reach, like under the gum line and in-between teeth. We will then clean your teeth and apply fluoride to help protect them once you leave our office.

If you are due for your annual dental cleaning, please call our office to schedule an appointment and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Dental Sealants

The grooves and depressions that form the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are extremely difficult to clean of bacteria and food. As the bacteria reacts with the food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Recent studies indicate that this process causes 88% of total cavities in American school children.

Tooth sealants protect these susceptible areas by sealing the grooves and depressions, preventing bacteria and food particles from residing in these areas and forming acids in them. Sealant material is a resin typically applied to the back teeth, molars, premolars, and areas prone to cavities. It will last up to several years but needs to be checked during regular appointments.

Mouth Guards

Introducing Performance Mouth Wear

Mouth guards provide patients with a form of pressure release caused by clenching your teeth, which is an instinctive reflex. Whether you play a rough contact sport or simply want to improve your personal performance, Performance mouth wear can help you.

Performance mouthpieces can help you increase your strength, endurance, and reaction time. They also offer many physical benefits, including reduced athletic stress and reduced impact from clenching and the negative effect it has on your jaw joint. Mouthguards also provide dental protection that is customized specifically for each patient’s teeth.

Performance Mouthpiece

Specially designed for a supreme fit and your ultimate comfort, this mouthpiece is intended for use during non-contact sports, including:

  • Golf
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Weight lifting
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Tennis

Performance Alloy Mouthpiece

This mouthpiece is super-strong and durable for the demanding athlete that participates in the following non-contact sports:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Cycling
  • Gymnastics
  • Inline skating
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Volleyball
  • Softball

Performance Mouth Guard

For ultimate protection and comfort, this mouthguard is for use during high-contact sports, including:

  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Boxing
  • Martial arts
  • Wrestling

Getting a performance mouthguard is an easy four-step process. First, Dr. Lindh will discuss with your active lifestyle with you and decide which model is best for you. Then, Dr. Lindh will make an impression of your bite.

Next, Dr. Lindh will send your bite impressions to the lab where the mouthpiece or mouthguard will be custom-made. Lastly, your personal mouthpiece or mouthguard will be shipped back to Dr. Lindh, and he will conduct a final fitting.

The next time you play your sport, you will see an incredible difference with the help of your customized mouth wear.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a relatively recent but important advancement in dental and oral health. Studies consistently show that a moderate but consistent exposure of teeth to fluoride helps strengthen and rebuild tooth structures, and helps prevent future decay.

Regularly drinking water treated with fluoride and brushing and flossing regularly ensures significantly lower cavities. Dentists can evaluate the level of fluoride in a primary drinking water source and recommend fluoride supplements in tablets or drops if necessary.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is one of the most under-discussed but prevalent forms of cancer. In fact, the American Cancer Society has recently released information showing that, while incidents of cancers overall have reduced in the United States, the occurrences of oral cancers are actually increasing, as is its mortality rate.

With proper screening and early diagnosis, the severity of oral cancer drops significantly. But as with most forms of cancer, being able to detect the cancer in an early stage is crucial. That’s why our office uses advanced oral cancer screening equipment to detect and screen for lesions that indicate possible oral cancer easily and accurately.

Using specialized lights and optics, your dentist is able to conduct an oral cancer screening that can also detect lesions that are invisible to the naked eye. These screenings are fast, completely comfortable, and are the best possible way to ensure that your mouth is cancer-free!

We recommend an annual oral cancer screening for our patients, particularly if you:

  • Are above the age of 30.
  • Use tobacco products, or have used them in the past 10 years.
  • Consume an average of 1 alcoholic drink or more per day.
  • Have been previously diagnosed with any form of cancer.

Gum Therapy or Periodontal Treatment

The term “periodontal” means “around the tooth,” and so periodontal disease affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Gum, or periodontal disease can cause inflammation, tooth loss, and bone damage. The infection starts when the gums become inflamed due to the presence of bacteria in plaque: a sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth. While this is often the main cause of periodontal disease, other factors can also affect the health of the gums and bone, including:

  • Smoking or Tobacco Use
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Diabetes
  • Poor Nutrition

Periodontal disease comes in many forms, but Gingivitis is perhaps the mildest form of gum disease. While the gums become red, swollen, and bleed easily, there is very little to no discomfort associated at this stage of the disease. Through a good oral hygiene regimen and treatment from your dentist, the results of gingivitis can be reversed.

Periodontitis is another form of periodontal disease and can be aggressive or chronic. Aggressive periodontitis displays rapid bone destruction and attachment loss in clinically healthy patients. Chronic periodontitis is one of the most common forms of periodontal disease, and is frequently seen in adults. The stages progress slowly and can cause gum recession and pocket formation.