Cleanings & Prevention
There are many different ways of going about the cleaning and prevention of cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. At Kalil and Kress Family Cosmetic Dentistry, we have the tools, knowledge, and expertise to help you keep your mouth healthy and clean.
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Kalil & Kress offers comprehensive dental exams, including diagnosis, preventive care, and treatment of common dental problems for patients of all ages.
Digital radiography, more commonly known as digital x-rays, has allowed our team to have access to a high diagnostic tool with minimal radiation. We have been using this technology on our patients for more than ten years.
Panoramic X-rays, like other dental X-rays, are pictures of the teeth, bones and soft tissues of the mouth. They help your dentist evaluate the overall health of your mouth and teeth.
VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening
New technologies such as VELScope can be used to screen for oral cancer, as well. Healthy cells in the mouth will emit a bright green glow while areas of concern will appear dark.
Fluoride Treatment and Sealants
Flouride helps aid in the prevention of tooth decay as well as the build-up of plaque. Fluoride varnish is applied topically at each prophy visit, while Sealants are a preventative treatment that protects teeth against decay.
Home Care is very important in maintaining a healthy mouth. to prevent cavities from developing in your teeth, you should brush and floss every day, eat healthy foods, and visit your dentist regularly. Following these important steps will ensure you are doing everything you can to keep your teeth clean, healthy and cavity-free.
Oral Health Examination
This involves a visual examination of the teeth, gums, and jaw to check for signs of decay, disease, bite misalignment, crooked or poorly spaced teeth, and other abnormalities. X-rays, TMJ, and oral cancer screenings fall into this category.
This is a basic preventive treatment that includes removing minor plaque and tartar buildup to reduce the risk of gingivitis and cavities. It leaves teeth feeling fresh and clean. Getting preventive cleaning every six months is recommended for most children and adults.
Gum Disease Intervention
Treatments for moderate gingivitis and early stages of periodontitis involve scaling teeth. This procedure involves removing tartar below the gum line where it builds up and causes gum irritation. It may also involve root planning (smoothing the tooth root so bacteria and plaque can’t build up as easily).
What Are People Saying About Kalil & Kress?
“I am so impressed with Kalil & Kress. I hadn’t been to a dentist in 6 years due to extreme fear stemming from past experiences with other dentists. I was so happy to be greeted politely and with respect. They took the time to really listen to my concerns with compassion. My visit was great. I have clear understanding as to my further treatment and for the first time in a long time I am actually looking forward to my treatment. I would highly recommend!”
“From the moment you walk into the office until the time you leave, the experience is professional and friendly. I’ve been coming to this office for over 30 years and can’t imagine going anywhere else. This staff truly takes pride in what they do. During my time here I have worked with most of them at some point but regularly work with Kelly (Hygienist) and Dr. Kress. Keep up the great work!”
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