At Green Mountain Dental, our primary goal is to provide local families with the high-quality and affordable dental care they deserve so they can avoid the most common dental problems. With the treatments outlined below, we’ll not only lower your chances of developing cavities and gum disease, but also several other systemic illnesses that are linked to oral health, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and dementia. We recommend bringing every member of your family in for a preventive appointment at least once every six months. That way, we can catch issues as soon as they pop up and take care of them nice and fast! To schedule your next visit, contact us today.
Every beautiful smile starts with checkups and cleanings! A cleaning allows our hygienists to remove any harmful plaque and tartar on your teeth that are the root cause of most dental issues, plus it can break up minor surface stains to keep your smile nice and white. And with a checkup (or oral exam), Dr. Brown and Dr. Aten can catch dental problems at their earliest stages so they can quickly intervene before they have a chance to affect your smile.
Periodontal therapy enables us to help patients who are suffering from periodontal disease, which is another name for gum disease. This is a very common bacterial infection of the gums, roots of the teeth, and the bone that supports them, and if left untreated, it often leads to tooth loss! We can help keep our patients protected using a combination of a deep cleaning, laser treatments, and antibiotics to quickly eliminate any infection and prevent it from coming back.
Dental sealants allow us to give the most vulnerable teeth a little bit of extra protection. The back teeth have rough chewing surfaces that easily trap plaque and food particles, which is why they are the most likely to develop cavities. On top of this, they are also quite difficult to clean while brushing, especially for young children. With a dental sealant, we can apply a clear, thin layer of a plastic-based substance to the teeth in order to place an invisible barrier that harmful plaque, food particles, bacteria, and acids cannot penetrate.
Bruxism is a very common condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth while they sleep. As many as 1 in 3 people suffer from it, including children! This can severely damage the teeth over time, but we can keep them protected thanks to a nightguard. This is a small, custom-made mouthpiece that a patient would wear to bed, and it places a firm but comfortable barrier between the teeth to prevent them from grinding together.
Oral cancer rates are currently on the rise here in the U.S., and early detection is absolutely essential to the successful treatment of the disease. This is why our doctors recommend that every adult should have at least one oral cancer screening per year, which they can perform during a patient’s regular checkups. The screening itself only takes a few minutes, but it’s literally the few minutes that could save either you or a loved one’s life.
Fluoride is a common mineral that has long been known to help strengthen the teeth against tooth decay and cavities, which is why you’ll so often find it added to toothpaste as well as public water sources. To make extra sure that everyone in your family stays cavity-free, we can provide you with a topical fluoride treatment as part of your regular checkups. It only takes a few minutes, it’s completely painless, and it’s a great way to keep your teeth healthy between appointments!
If you or a loved one suddenly find yourselves in a lot of dental pain due to an accident or infection, you can always call Green Mountain Dental to get the immediate care that you need. We try to see emergency patients as fast as we can so no one is left waiting in pain.
Little smiles are always welcome to our practice! Here, we can provide your child with cavity prevention, make sure their mouth is developing correctly, as well as educate them on how and why they should take care of their teeth at home (which should hopefully make your job a little easier!). We’ll go out of our way to ensure that your child has fun, informative, and relaxing appointments every time they come to see us.