The right choice for maintaining the
entire family’s oral health.
You are never too young, or too old for that matter, to see a Preventative Family Dentist and begin taking care of your teeth and gums. From the youngest to the oldest, we look forward to providing every member of your family the same quality, comprehensive care in just one office. Routine dental exams can uncover problems easily treated in their early stages when damage is minimal. Catching potential dental problems early can make treatment less expensive and less invasive while minimizing the potential for more severe health challenges down the road.
Regular dental care can prevent gingivitis, cavities, tooth decay, and other gum diseases that can eventually result in oral cancer. We provide preventative care for all stages of life, from childhood to the golden years.
This thorough exam allows us to check your smile’s overall foundation and uncover any issues before becoming bigger problems.
Proper oral hygiene is the most effective means of maintaining the health of your teeth and gums while avoiding serious dental problems. Our hygienists are true experts in their field. Our team is known for its gentle and compassionate care in addition to its extensive training and experience.
Remember, a consistent daily care routine coupled with regular preventive checkups is known to improve general health and help avoid gum disease, tooth decay, and possibly far more serious conditions down the road.
Dr. Sheehan and his staff work with the VELscope® Oral Assessment System. Detecting oral abnormalities early leads to more, potentially less invasive, treatment options and better patient outcomes. The VELscope system, which involves a wireless handheld scope, allows us to see oral abnormalities that might otherwise be overlooked. Cleared by the FDA, the VELscope is the world’s most commonly used device for the visualization of:
- Viral, fungal, or bacterial infections
- Squamous papillomas
- Salivary gland tumors
- Cancer and pre-cancer
- Other oral mucosal conditions
Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating painted onto the chewing surfaces of your teeth. They help fill in grooves and pits on the tooth surface, which are more susceptible to plaque build-up due to food debris getting stuck.
As a preventative measure, sealants are a safe way to help reduce the risk of cavities. Sealants also help to make brushing more effective, especially for children.
Sports Guards: Sport mouthguards protect your teeth and jaw from impact injuries when playing sports. They are custom-made to comfortably fit over your teeth so you can perform at your optimal level.
Night Guards: These appliances are specifically designed and used to protect your teeth against teeth grinding (bruxism) in your sleep. In some cases, they can also help alleviate headaches associated with clenching or jaw misalignment.