Cleaning and Preventative Care
Free Consultations and “Second Opinions”
Our free dental consultation (or second opinion) will allow us to evaluate any potentially toxic materials that are evident in your mouth. Our doctors promise to make their recommendations easy to understand. Please call our office to set up your free consultation:
262.673.2288 or 1-toothorgum (1.866.846.7486)
Your teeth affect everything from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and participate in the activities you enjoy. Regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease. At Tooth or Gum we offer a variety of services to help keep and restore your smile to its very best.
Cleaning and Preventative Care
We offer gentle, professional prophylaxis (cleaning.) There are several routine parts to a dental examination. At your visit, the dental professional will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar on your teeth, and evaluate the health or your gums. We will also be checking and looking at many other things such as signs of gum disease, tooth decay, loose or broken teeth, tissues inside your mouth, your tongue, bite, damaged fillings, and dental appliances. On occasion x-rays are taken. During your checkup appointment we will also perform a head and neck examination (to look for anything out of the ordinary) and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies.
During the cleaning portion of your visit, your dental professional will remove tartar from your teeth, and then polish them using a gritty paste. The dental professional will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.
Once your examination and cleaning have been performed, we will inform you on the health of your teeth and gums and then make any additional recommendations.
Healthy Substances in our Dental Office
Periodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth. Periodontal disease has many causes but successful treatment involves eliminating scavengers and their toxins that can cause tissue destruction.
Our non-invasive treatment (without radical surgery) is gentle and the least expensive way to help our patients keep their own teeth all their own teeth their whole life long! Our custom, in-house procedures allow patients the best deep cleaning process at the lowest possible price.
Endodontics is the area of dentistry dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental pulp disorders. Endodontic therapy (root canal) is a treatment modality that saves diseased or injured teeth. Typically, a severely decayed tooth, or a tooth with a large filling, will begin to ache. At first, the pain might be intermittent, but can progress over time to a constant dull throbbing or severe ache that might be felt on all teeth on the affected side.
We are committed to saving your existing teeth, if at all possible. We stand behind the root canal procedures done in our office since 99% of them are successful! If the tooth is severely compromised, our doctors recommend replacement with a dental implant and crown.
Tooth implants are the next best thing to having your natural teeth restored. Instead of having a removable device inside your mouth, like dentures, implants are permanently anchored into the jaw itself. Dental implants can accommodate a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. Our doctors have placed hundreds of implants every year since the inception of dental implant technology. Their experience and dedication allows us to offer dental implants at affordable costs. Learn more here.
Our office uses the latest, minimally invasive techniques to straighten teeth without having to use metal braces. This treatment is the most advanced orthodontics available today to straighten teeth without braces. More than two-million satisfied clients ranging from children to adults have used Ortho-Tain, to straighten their teeth quickly and invisibly at home while they sleep, without fixed braces!
We make advanced orthodontics affordable and within your reach at a fraction of the cost of traditional braces and thousands less than the cost of Invisilign.
What Will Our Advanced Orthodontics Do For You?
- Correct overbite, overjet, rotations, crowding, spacing and even align the joints while treating TMJ dysfunction or pain.
- Provide healthy, attractive smiles that naturally resist relapse for years to come.
We also offer:
- Clear Correct Aligner Technology
- Removable and Functional Appliances
- Traditional Orthodontics (wires and braces)
Straighten teeth with the Nite Guard Appliance for children five to seven years-old with only passive, nighttime wear while sleeping, and guide the eruption of the permanent teeth into alignment.
Occlus-o-Guide treatment for eight to twelve year-olds lasts as little as four to ten months. This treatment is also available for motivated adults who can achieve excellent results and gently straighten their teeth without braces and the discomfort of wires, bands and brackets.
We offer the Opalescence Tooth Whitening System which is one of the least invasive and less expensive ways to enhance your appearance. Our standard bleaching fee is only $125 per arch or $200 total, if both upper and lower arches are bleached.