GENERAL DENTISTRY

Don Head Dental Care brings to you affordable, quality dental care on all specialization levels

WHITENING

Take home whitening is a comfortable and convenient way to esthetically improve your smile.  Once you have had a consultation with one of our dentists to ensure you are a candidate for whitening, we will then take custom impressions and fabricate a whitening tray just for you.

Take home whitening has been proven to be safe and effective. The active ingredient in the whitening gel is carbamide peroxide.  This ingredient has been used in many clinical trials to ensure low risk to the patient and high results.

Once you have decided to whiten your teeth, the gel is placed inside your custom fitted trays.  You will then wear the trays for the allotted time.  As you are wearing these trays the gel quickly dissolves, oxygen then enters your enamel and the inside portion of your teeth (dentin) begins to lighten.

After a few days your teeth will noticeably begin to “whiten”, you will continue to wear your trays with the whitening gel for a period of two weeks.  Once you have reached your optimum shade there is no need to continue.

Touch up for whitening depends on your daily oral health care schedule. Drinking tea, red wine or eating blueberries will decrease the timeline for the whitening to maintain its shade level. Smoking will also reduce the timeline for your maximum shade and you may find touch ups are required more often than someone who does not do any of the above.

ADULT HYGIENE

At Don Head Dental you will receive more than “just a cleaning.” You are being seen  by a qualified dental professional that will do a complete examination of the soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity, take digital x-rays as necessary and do a comprehensive screening for gingivitis, periodontal disease as well as oral cancer. They remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and apply cavity preventive agents such as fluoride. Not only are they focused on the beauty of your smile, they’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help them stay informed of your overall health, any medications and any illnesses that may impact your dental health. Our team believe that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal oral health. We work with each client on a one-on-one basis to make a customized and effective homecare routine based on their individual needs. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.

ROOT CANALS

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. This happens when decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), an infection or abscess has developed inside the tooth or at the root tip, or injury or trauma to the tooth has occurred. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function. Signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy are an abscess (or pimple) on the gums, sensitivity to hot and cold, severe toothache pain, swelling and/or tenderness, and sometimes no symptoms are present at all.

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FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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RESTORATIVE – COMPOSITE FILLINGS

A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

INVISALIGN®

Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business and social reasons, or even for a special occasion like your wedding day. Or perhaps you’re a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern-day solution. Either way, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® can provide a simple way to accomplish this without having to put your life on hold. Invisalign aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic. In fact, you’ll be surprised to find out how many people won’t even notice you’re going through treatment. That means not having to feel self-conscious about how you look. One thing people may notice, however, is that you’re starting to smile a whole lot more. With Invisalign smooth, comfortable aligners, there are no irritating brackets or wires to worry about and no food restrictions that will change your eating habits. Plus with fewer doctor visits, Invisalign fits conveniently into your busy lifestyle.

AFRAID OF THE DENTIST?

Relax Peacefully Through Your Dental Care Procedure

Many patients experience anxiety while undergoing dental procedures. Some individuals even skip out on their dental needs simply because they are too afraid to receive the dental care they require. Sedation dentistry provides an opportunity for patients to receive dental treatment while completely and safely relaxed…
as if it’s all just a sweet dream.

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