We follow strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and OSHA. Our practices include sterilizing reusable instruments in an autoclave, then sealing them for the next use; disinfecting treatment rooms between patient visits; and using disposable products when possible. We always wear disposable gloves during exams and treatment, for your safety.
Healthy gums DO NOT bleed. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a more advance hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in Lebanese adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. Our professional team will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!
YES! Flossing is one of the most significant changes you can make to improve the state of your oral health. Floss loosens food particles, plaque, and tartar trapped between teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. In addition to irritating gums, causing gum disease, and promoting cavities, these three culprits cause bad breath. Floss is not the only option available to clean between your teeth. Our hygiene team will gladly assist you in selecting the correct flossing tools and techniques for your unique oral care.
With innovative technology, we can create custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in one visit. This means that in just one visit, you can get a custom-made, all-white, reliable restoration. No temporary. No follow-up visit. It’s that simple.
That sounds like an easy question to answer, but it isn’t! Your smile is unique, and we won’t compromise your individuality with smile enhancements. Smile design dentistry done right requires an initial consultation in which we will discuss your goals, preferences, and options for care. Generally speaking, we may suggest porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, all-white restorations, and/or replacement teeth. Orthodontics may also be involved. After your comprehensive evaluation and consultation, we’ll present a smile makeover plan for your new smile.
Most children respond well to a dental visit around age three, though the ADA recommends children have a first visit at one year of age. Bring your child with you to your appointment so that he or she can become acclimated to the dentist’s office. If you notice any development problems with your child’s mouth or teeth, call us to schedule a visit immediately. Otherwise, we’d like to begin teaching your children how to care for their teeth and gums when they reach three or four years of age. By age four or five, they can begin hygiene treatments and regular checkups.
Early detection allows us to provide the most conservative treatment for any problems, which saves you time, expense, and possible discomfort. We use DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection to find cavities in the earliest stages, and often that means that you don’t see or feel them. Oral cancer is deadly, but finding the disease early offers an 80-percent cure rate, so we look for signs at every exam. Gum disease is another sneaky problem that we try to detect as soon as possible. It has been linked to stroke, heart attack, premature labor, osteoporosis, and other health risks, and it is the leading cause of tooth loss in Lebanese adults.