At Q Dental, we provide a wide range of services to patients. Here, you will learn about some of our services in preventative dentistry.
The secret to teeth that last long and stay healthy is good oral hygiene, routine cleaning, and dental exams. At Q Dental we are happy to provide our patients with routine checkups because we recognize the importance of having your mouth and teeth regularly examined by trained professionals.
The American Dental Association recommends a professional cleaning every 6 months and a yearly checkup to take up-to-date X-rays and ensure your oral health is up to standard. We encourage you to visit us for your next checkup!
Gum disease can be serious, but with our ultrasonic scaling technology we can effectively clean your teeth and reduce your chance of gingivitis and gum disease. The ultrasonic scaler works by using low-frequency sound waves. It vibrates against your teeth to remove plaque and bacteria, all while delivering an antibacterial rinse below the gumline.
We use ultrasonic scalers at all of our dental cleanings. They are much more efficient and gentler on the teeth than the metal tool historically used by dentists. With an ultrasonic scaler, debris and surface stains accumulated over months can be swept away in mere seconds.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that has been documented going back centuries. In chronic cases of bruxism, patients may experience a wide range of unpleasant symptoms, which can include:
In order to help mitigate some of the issues caused by bruxism, our office is equipped to select and provide you with a custom night guard for your mouth. The appliance, which could be hard or soft, fits over your teeth to place them in a relaxed position. Any wear or tear is then incurred by the appliance, rather than your teeth, which prevents future damage.
If you’re experiencing pain at or around your jaw, you could be suffering from TMJ. Temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ, can be caused by teeth grinding or by an accident, and is known to to cause headaches and soreness.
Along with fitting you for a nightguard, our team at Q Dental has options to ensure your TMJ does not progress to severe levels. We can provide you with simple tips for pain relief, like eating soft foods and recommending jaw exercises. In more severe cases, we can also prescribe medicines or recommend surgery or therapy.
Do you snore all night long? Snoring and sleep apnea can be dangerous conditions that can block your airways and obstruct your breathing. Luckily, we can help out by fitting you with an oral appliance, which is usually used in mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea.
If an oral appliance could be beneficial to you, we will customize the device to your mouth. Fit like an orthodontic retainer, the appliance is built to keep your airways open all night long. By keeping your jaw supported in a forward position, the device provides your mouth with extra stability and is an effective long-term solution to sleep apnea.
Q Dental is ready to help treat your sleep apnea and any other needs in preventative dentistry. Contact us today!