At Sylvan Heights Dental, we understand that with different stages of life come different cosmetic dental needs. Our office proudly offers a variety of services to help you achieve your best smile at any age.
Professional cleanings performed by a licensed dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Using specialized tools and training, your hygienist at Sylvan Heights Dental will give your teeth the cleaning it needs to achieve optimal oral health.
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Regular examinations, by Dr. Jeremiah Leary, help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair.
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Sealants are a treatment designed to help protect your teeth against the formation of decay and cavities. They are a synthetic application made up of plastic and are applied to the chewing surfaces of your molars, where deep crevices can collect bacteria, food particles, and other debris. Sealants are designed to seal these crevices, preventing buildup from accumulating.
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Fluoride is an incredibly important element in your teeth. It works to fight off acid attacks, keeping your enamel strong. By helping to strengthen your tooth enamel, fluoride helps to prevent the formation of decay and cavities.
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Perio Protect is an approach to gum disease treatment that combines dental cleanings with specialized trays that are worn at home to deliver medication below your gums. It is a minimally invasive treatment that can help you to avoid the need for gum disease surgery.
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X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problematic can save you money in the long run. Early detection can help prevent the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries.
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A periodontal maintenance procedure (PMP) is defined as a procedure that is recommended following periodontal treatment (such as scaling and root planing) and continues at varying intervals, determined by the clinical evaluation of the dentist.
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Dentistry for Kids
Kid's teeth need dental care, just like grown-up teeth. Regular exams by Dr. Jeremiah Leary can help to identify any abnormalities in your child's oral development, and can minimize the impact of decay on your child's health by catching cavities early. Coming in for professional cleanings are not just about helping your child have shiny clean teeth, they are also very important in educating your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
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Oral Cancer Screening
During your dental visit, your dentist can talk to you about your health history and examine these areas for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
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Nitrous oxide, sometimes called "laughing gas," is one option we may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions we may have.
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If you notice pain in your jaw and TMJ, it is important to schedule an appointment right away. When you have TMJ disorder, basic functions like eating, speaking, and even simply opening your mouth, can become difficult and painful.
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Call Sylvan Heights Dental at (503) 388-5882 for more information.