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Regular Exams and Cleanings
Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular exam, we will:
- Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
- Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
- Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
- Perform a thorough teeth cleaning
Your regular exam will take about 25 minutes. Each regular exam includes a detailed teeth cleaning, in which we will clean, polish, and rinse your teeth to remove any tartar and plaque that have built up on the tooth's surface.
Visiting our office every six months gives you the chance to talk to the doctor about any questions you may have about your oral health. Regular exams are offered by appointment only, so please contact our practice today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.
Fluoride treatment is a quick and topical way to strengthen enamel, decrease the risk of cavities and protect your child’s smile. For young teeth that are more prone to developing cavities, topical fluoride treatments are especially effective at shielding teeth from bacteria and fighting decay. Plus, we've tested them out and we have the best flavors! A fluoride treatment takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, patients may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride.
Treating Cavities with Composite Fillings
At Dr. Rob Olivers and Associates, our team will gently remove decay, clean the affected area, and use a composite filling to protect the tooth’s structure and restore its form and function. To preserve your child’s smile, we use a special tooth-colored, BPA-free composite that mirrors the natural appearance of your child’s tooth.
Protecting Damaged Teeth with
Stainless Steel Crowns
Relieving Toothaches with Pulpotomies
If a tooth becomes seriously damaged or infected, it may be necessary to remove the tooth to prevent the spread of infection and ensure proper oral development. We call these "Tooth Fairy Appointments." Rest assured, our team’s caring, child-friendly attitude, will make you feel comfortable knowing your child is in good hands.
Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you have a spacer placed.