Protect Your Smile & Reduce Treatment Costs
Prevent tooth decay and oral disease while minimizing treatment costs with preventive care. Dr. Siri Ziese, DDS highly encourages the following routine care. Contact Ziese Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.
TEETH CLEANINGS (PROHIES/SCALING & ROOT PLANING)
Cavity and decay prevention requires more than daily brushing and flossing. A teeth cleaning at least two times per year at Ziese Family Dentistry makes a significant difference in your oral health by removing the build-up of plaque. Professional teeth cleanings help prevent periodontal (gum) disease as well by removing harmful plaque and tartar beneath your gum line.
A dental fluoride treatment at Ziese Family Dentistry helps strengthen your tooth enamel to combat damage caused by bacteria. The best time to apply fluoride is after your professional teeth cleaning. Fluoride treatment adds essential minerals to your tooth’s enamel (the outer layer) to protect against decay. It is also effective for reducing moderate tooth sensitivity.
Oral health problems require diagnosis by a trained doctor. Routine dental exams give you advanced protection against risks to your teeth and gums. Oral examinations at Ziese Family Dentistry include evaluation for tooth damage/decay, periodontal disease, bone loss, oral cancer and other diseases that can jeopardize your smile.
Ziese Family Dentistry employs modern digital x-ray technology to provide an accurate and safe evaluation of your oral health. Digital x-ray technology is safe. In fact, it provides you with less exposure to radiation than traditional chemical film x-rays. Digital technology is also safer for the environment by reducing paper and chemical use. Images provided by digital x-rays are immediately viewable. This allows Dr. Ziese the opportunity to discuss your x-rays without a wait. Digital images can also be forwarded electronically to specialists (if necessary).
An active or athletic lifestyle can be risky for your oral health. A custom-fitted mouthguard is effective for protecting your teeth and gums during contact sports. Over-the-counter mouthguards have limitations. Fit and security issues are common. A professional, custom-fitted mouthguard from Ziese Family Dentistry will stay secure and provide optimum protection for your teeth, gums, tongue, and lips.
A nightguard can help mitigate headaches and jaw pain resulting from teeth clenching or grinding (bruxism) during the night. At Ziese Family Dentistry, your nightguard will be custom fitted to your unique tooth, gum, and jaw structure. The oral appliance will help eliminate bruxism (teeth grinding) and enable you to have a more restful sleep. It will also help mitigate tooth wear and damage, broken or fractured crowns/fillings, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and related muscle, jaw, neck and head pain.