Preventative Dentistry

Our mission is to educate and care for our patients with the goal of optimal oral health—helping you maintain an amazing smile for life. Dr. Birkitt will provide an honest evaluation of the condition of your teeth and work with you to develop a personalized plan for treatment, discussing available options. At your dental cleaning, the hygienist will arm you with the knowledge and skills to combat gum disease and keep your teeth and gums in excellent shape through effective daily homecare.

In addition to comprehensive checkups and cleanings, our family-friendly general dentistry services include:

Digital X-rays

: Using the most advanced dental technology is just as important as staying up to date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.

Because we care about your entire body’s health and well-being, we believe that reducing the amount of radiation exposure is extremely important. Although the amount of radiation used in dental X-rays is very small, the effect is cumulative, so all radiation counts. Digital X-rays can reduce your exposure to radiation by up to 80%!

Gum Disease Therapy

: Healthy gums form the foundation of a strong smile. Many adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, so we’ll thoroughly examine your soft tissues to resolve problems quickly. Dr. Birkitt offers non-surgical gum disease treatments to prevent the tooth loss and serious overall health problems gum disease can cause.

Extractions

: An extraction may be the most conservative course of action to remove an irreparably damaged tooth, prepare your mouth for dentures or dental implants, or improve the appearance of a crowded smile. An extraction performed with sedation delivers a comfortable experience.

Nightguards for Teeth Grinding

: Many people react to stress by unknowingly grinding their teeth and clenching their jaw during the night. If you awaken with a sore jaw or a headache, you may suffer from this condition, medically known as bruxism. A custom-fitted nightguard that rests comfortably between teeth prevents clenching and grinding, so you wake up refreshed.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Therapy

: Do you snore? You may also have sleep apnea, a common condition that can jeopardize overall health and quality of life. Dr. Birkitt can help eliminate snoring and sleep apnea with customized oral appliance therapy. A small, comfortable nightguard keeps airways open so you get the restorative slumber you deserve.

TMJ Therapy

: TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) occurs when the jaw joints become misaligned. This condition causes headaches, jaw joint and muscle pain, locking of the jaw, bite misalignment, and difficulty chewing, speaking, swallowing, and eating. Dr. Birkitt offers non-surgical therapy in the form of oral appliances that correct jaw position and ease pain.