Over 40% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, but they don’t even know it. At 88 Smile Designs, with our menu of general dentistry services, we help our patients eliminate the bacterial infections around their teeth and help save their smiles. Preventive dental care is critical in keeping not only your mouth healthy, but your entire body as well! We love our patients like family and only ever advocate what is optimal for their oral health.
Tooth extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of your entire mouth, including your healthy teeth and gums!
The optimal time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient’s late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a barrier over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Ask Dr. Destine about dental sealants for your child at your next appointment!
Fluoride can help remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them more resilient against bacteria.
Dental prophylaxis is a professional teeth cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why at 88 Smile Designs, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular-checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18
Our practice uses digital 3D x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. This type of imaging is key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call our Mt. Vernon dental practice today to schedule your appointment from our list of general dentistry services!