Preventative Dental Care

Preventative care is our primary focus at Tory Hill Dental. We’re not here to make assumptions about what you need or make blanket statements. Instead, Dr. Miedema and our team of dental professionals will carefully assess your current situation and condition. The team will make recommendations about your oral health and come up with a treatment plan based on our observations and expertise. After reviewing what we suggest, we will then take the time to talk about advantages, disadvantages, risks, and alternatives to your treatment plan.  

Care and Compassion

We’re proud to stand behind the fact that care and compassion are a priority here at our dental care office. We understand that you may be hesitant or nervous about going to the dentist. We will always listen to your needs and concerns and address them accordingly. We encourage you to speak up so we can recommend the best options for you.

Regular Checkups and Cleanings

If you have a healthy mouth and are in good standing currently, then our recommendation is to have a routine exam and cleaning every six months. During your exam, we will review your medical and dental history, perform an oral cancer screening of your teeth, and evaluate your gums, bone health, and teeth overall. It’ll allow for a more comprehensive assessment of your oral health so you can make the right decision when it comes to treating your teeth.

Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned by a dental hygienist and they’ll measure your gums as well. All excess plaque will be removed and we’ll provide you with tips for maintaining optimal oral health. You’ll also receive a fluoride treatment which will protect and strengthen your teeth.

Periodontal Treatment (for gums and bones)

Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) continues to be on the rise. It impacts the tooth ligament and the bone surrounding the tooth. While it may not cause any pain, you may be at risk for tooth loss. It’s both manageable and preventable when you visit the dentist regularly and take care of your teeth and mouth at home. We will always let you know if we notice any of the following signs:

  •         Tooth Mobility
  •         Red Swollen Gums
  •         Pain when Cleaning Teeth
  •         Bleeding Gums
  •         Gum Recession
  •         Bad Breath

Bridges

Dr. Miedema creates a lifelike, functional bridge to correct your smile, to restore your bite, and to alleviate your discomfort.

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