Keep Teeth in Top Shape With General Dentistry in Westport, MA
At Perfect Smiles, general dentistry not only keeps your teeth looking and feeling great, it also helps prevent costly and possibly painful dental problems. All of our dentists use the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques. Our hygiene department participates in regular training too, so you’re in good hands for your preventive maintenance.Doctor Mary Jane Miranda on General Dentistry Read Transcript
General dentistry is more than just coming in for your regular checkup and cleaning visits. We can do a lot more for you here in our office than that. It is still very important for you to come to those visits because that's when the doctor is going to be able to take a look and diagnose things that may need to be done, things like fillings, which have come a really long way in the years. Nowadays and here in our office, we're a full composite white filling office where we're no longer offering those silver fillings that most people really don't want in their mouths anymore, that do, as we know, contain mercury.
Also things like crowns, veneers, onlays, as we do here. All these different types of porcelain restorations are something that we offer in our office. We actually have the technology here to so something called CEREC or same-day crown dentistry. So if you come in and we decide that you need to have a crown done, the beauty of it is it's no longer going to take the multiple visits that it used to take.
Nowadays you can come in for one visit and leave with your permanent crown. We also, going back to fillings for a moment, we have the technology here in our office to diagnose fillings very early on and take care of them with what we like to call no-shot, no-drill dentistry with something that we call microabrasion. To explain it very simply, it's essentially like a little sandblaster that will clean out your cavity in a very conservative way, and then we can place one of those white fillings in place for you. Excellent, excellent for children or anybody who may be nervous about getting dentistry done.
As far as being nervous about getting dentistry done, one of the other things we do offer here at our office is sedation dentistry. So we have multiple forms of sedation to help make your visit really comfortable for you.
Our general dentistry services:
- Keep your smile looking and feeling good
- Help prevent cavities
- Improve your overall oral health
- Help you avoid or manage gum disease
- Allow us to identify potential problems early
Get proactive when it comes to your dental care. Schedule appointments by calling 508-717-3780.
Proactive Dentistry Prevents Problems Before They Start
Our office offers lots of restorative dentistry procedures, but we hope you never need them. These preventive dental services, all of which are recommended by the American Dental Association, help keep your teeth in great shape:
- Cleanings and Exams – During these biannual visits, we’ll get rid of plaque and tartar buildup and then polish your teeth. We use cavity detectors to find even the smallest signs of decay.
- Fluoride Varnish and Treatment – Fluoride lowers the risk of cavities and can even restore enamel.
- Dental Sealants – Placed on the grooves of the biting surface of teeth, sealants lock out cavity-causing bacteria.
- Nutritional Counseling – Our dentists and hygienists are happy to discuss which foods and drinks are good for your oral health – and overall health too.
Prevent Dental Damage With Custom Mouthguards
A custom mouthguard can protect your smile during athletics or even while you sleep. If you clench or grind your teeth at night, a custom night guard will stop the destructive habit, which can cause dental problems and issues like headaches and jaw pain. Because a custom mouthguard fits far better than a “boil-and-bite” guard, athletes won’t be tempted to leave their dental protection on the sidelines.
Get Relief From Dry Mouth & Bad Breath
Dry mouth isn’t just uncomfortable; it increases the risk of cavities and gum disease. Our team will identify the source of your dry mouth so they can provide a treatment plan to boost saliva levels. You can also get treatment for bad breath or halitosis.
You deserve excellent general dentistry and elite oral care. Schedule your family’s appointments by calling our Westport, MA dentist office at 508-717-3780.