Preventative check-ups keep you ‘in the know’ about your dental health and are suggested for most patients twice a year. During your general dentistry check-ups, our Dental Hygienists provide a thorough teeth cleaning and assist the Dentist in identifying any possible issues you may be experiencing. If X-Rays are suggested or needed, the Hygienist providing care will collect the digital X-Rays using our state-of-the-art technology, which emits much less radiation than traditional X-Ray machines. After the Dentist reviews the X-Rays and consults with the Hygienist, an oral cancer screening, mouth, and teeth check is completed by the Dentist. At this time, any needed consultation about your oral health will be discussed.
During your dental cleaning and check-up we check for oral cancers, signs of abnormal wear on tooth enamel, gingivitis and gum disease, cavities or cracks in teeth, changes in your oral health since the last visit, and we are open for consultation about specialty services, oral health care techniques, and also general or unique questions.
Low Radiation X-Rays (when needed)
Oral Cancer Screening
Complimentary Second Opinions
All Porcelain Crowns
TMJ, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Having a check-up and cleaning every 6 months is the best way you can stay ‘in the know’ about your oral health and keep a healthy mouth and smile. Our ‘Healthy Mouth Dental Savings Plan’ provides the perfect plan for your oral health!
Cosmetic Dental Services
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created to fit your mouth. Aligner trays (as the inserts are called) are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your doctor plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Based on your progress, you change to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little daily interruption. The best part is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
Invisalign vs. Braces?
~ Virtually invisible
~ Smooth comfortable
~ Removable for easy cleaning
~ Eat whatever you want
~ Requires brackets and wires
~ Can poke and irritate mouth
~ Brushing and flossing require more effort
~ Many food restrictions
What is a metal-free crown? A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens teeth that can’t be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-colored crown)are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, beautiful smile. Give us a call to find out if you’re a good candidate for a crown.
Reasons for crowns:
~ Broken or fractured teeth
~ Cosmetic enhancement
~ Decayed teeth
~ Fractured fillings
~ Large fillings
~ Tooth has a root canal
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials.
Hibiscus Dental offers veneers to patients after a thorough consultation. Call or email us to come and and discuss how veneers can brighten your smile.
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
~ Discolored teeth
~ Worn down teeth
~ Chipped or broken teeth
~ Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly-shaped teeth
~ Gaps between teeth
Advantages of Veneers:
~ Provides a natural tooth appearance
~ Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well
~ Make teeth appear whiter
~ Conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape
Disadvantages of Veneers:
~ Process is not reversible
~ More costly than composite resin bonding
~ Usually not repairable should they chip or crack.
~ Teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold
Teeth Whitening (in office & take home)
Our smooth white tooth enamel is designed to protect our teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma, and acid attacks caused by sugar. Over time enamel can be worn down and stained. Professional whitening is a safe way to freshen up your smile.
Significant lightening in a short period of time is the major benefit of in-office whitening. This procedure involves the carefully controlled use of a relatively high-concentration peroxide Professionally formulated gel, applied to the teeth by the dentist or trained technician after the gums have been protected with a paint-on rubber dam. Generally, the peroxide remains on the teeth for several 15 to 20 minute intervals that add up to an hour (at most). Those with particularly stubborn staining may be advised to return for one or more additional Whitening sessions, or may be asked to continue with a home-use whitening system.
Professionally Dispensed Take-Home Whitening Kits
Professionally dispensed take-home whitening kits can produce great results over the long haul. Take-home kits incorporate an easy-to-use lower-concentration peroxide gel that remains on the teeth for 30 minutes, one time a day. The gel is applied to the teeth using custom-made bleaching trays that resemble mouth guards.
BOTOX and Injectable Fillers
BOTOX is applied in areas of the face where wrinkles occur to help relieve muscle tension stress which reduces the wrinkles. BOTOX is a trusted product, administered over 7 million times a year and has been in the market for over 15 years. BOTOX is also administered for migraine headaches, TMJ, and other muscular related tension issues.
You can benefit from your dentist’s extensive musculoskeletal training and awareness of facial and mouth muscles to expertly place injectables properly to reduce frown lines and the look of aging with BOTOX.
The term ‘injectables’ can mean muscle relaxants such as BOTOX or other types of collagen fillers. Injectables can be used to reduce lines and wrinkles, adjust a crooked pulling smile, and also to lightly fill areas where volume is decreased. Injectables can certainly brighten up your smile and face when applied correctly. Dr. Sweta Gunnell received her certificate from AAFE to offer BOTOX to patients as a stand-alone service or as a compliment to cosmetic dentistry.
Considering being treated with BOTOX for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes at your dentist’s office? Once you consider a few facts about your dentist and cosmetic dentistry services, it’s an obvious natural fit. Your cosmetic dentist has years of experience working with facial muscles and is familiar with your face, your mouth and your smile. Your dentist also has experience in the administration of the BOTOX product as a medical treatment.
- Dentists are trained doctors and well-practiced in the facial musculoskeletal systems.
- Dentists precisely understand your face and mouth muscles.
- Dentists are trained and experienced in the use of BOTOX to treat dental problems like TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorders and reducing fatigue of teeth clenching and chronic migraine headaches with the use of BOTOX.
- Your dentist is already a trusted and knowledgeable provider of BOTOX for multiple facial needs.
We appreciate all our patients who trust us with their most valuable asset – their face and smile! If you have any questions or would like a consultation about the cosmetic services we offer, please give us a call. We are happy to help!
Cleanings and check-ups for children are a great way to ensure a lifetime of good habits and oral health. We like to keep our parents ‘in the know’ about their child’s dental health. Just as with adults, preventative cleanings with a Dentist check-up are suggested twice a year. If your child has teeth, they can begin to establish a positive experience with the Dentist (roughly age 3 and up)!
Our caring Dental Hygienists talk with our young patients about the importance of oral healthcare as they clean their teeth. Parents are welcome to sit in the room. Assisting the Dentist in identifying any possible issues or areas of worry, our Hygienists take the time to make our young patients comfortable. If X-Rays are needed, the Hygienist providing care will collect the easy to take and very “non-scary” digital X-Rays using our state-of-the-art technology, which emits much less radiation than traditional X-Ray machines and are taken right in the chair. After the Dentist reviews the X-Rays, a mouth, teeth, and gums check is completed by the Dentist. At this time, any needed consultation about our pediatric patient’s oral health will be discussed with the parent.
We love our pediatric patients! By establishing great, positive experiences at a young age, parents can help their children to have lifelong healthy mouths and smiles!
We see children as young as 3 years old in a warm and caring, positive environment
Low Radiation X-Rays (when needed)
Complimentary Second Opinions
Having check-ups every 6 months is the best way you can stay ‘in the know’ about your child’s oral health. Building good dental habits when young ensures a healthy mouth and smile. Our ‘Healthy Mouth Dental Savings Plan’ provides the perfect plan for your whole family’s oral health!
Periodontics Deep Cleaning; Scaling and Root Planing: If you have an advanced case of gum disease, you may need special cleaning procedures called periodontal scaling and root planing. These procedures will remove more plaque and tartar from your teeth and under your gum line to help your gums regain and maintain good health.
During the teeth scaling process, specialized tools are used to remove the hardened deposits of plaque buildup (tartar) from the teeth both above and below the gum line. This scaling process is usually done in conjunction with a procedure known as root planing. Root planing involves smoothing rough spots on the roots of the teeth that can promote gum disease by trapping and holding bacteria.
After periodontal scaling and planing procedures, you may expect your gums to be numb from the anesthetic and then possibly tender. But if you maintain a consistent oral health routine of twice-daily tooth brushing, daily flossing, and rinsing after sugary or starchy drinks and snacks, your gums should respond with health.
Periodontal Dental Scaling
Periodontal Root Planing
Periodontics Gum Disease Treatments; Antibiotics
Root planing and scaling procedures are the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Ask your dentist about the health of your gums today and do your best to maintain your healthy smile at home. We’ll do our best to keep you informed and aware of any changes we see!
Prosthodontics, or dental prostheses, is the design and fitting of artificial replacements of the teeth or parts of the mouth.
Sport Mouth Guards
Implants (consultation and restoration)
Offering custom options to meet the needs of our patients, we will walk you through the process of determining your desired outcome, the design, and the fitting to ensure your prostheses works just right for you.
Hibiscus Dental offers our patients emergency and urgent dentistry services. During business hours and even after hours, we will always do our best to accommodate. Please call the office location closest to you for help. *Always call 911 if the situation could be life threatening.
Current Patient Priority During or After Business Hours
Always call 911 if you suspect an emergency could be life threatening
We know urgent situations happen. Some dental pain needs to be addressed immediately. We will always do our best to accommodate our patients!