At TLC Dentistry, we offer a variety of general dentistry services and procedures for patients of all ages. With an emphasis on providing excellent dental and oral healthcare along with devoting one-on-one attention to all our patients, we strive to promote a friendly and compassionate atmosphere. Dr. Lam and our professional team offer comprehensive care including thorough oral examinations and professional dental cleanings.
Your first line of defense for protecting your oral health is routine visits to our dental practice for examinations and cleanings. During your examination, Dr. Lam will use an array of techniques and the latest in dental technologies to reveal oral health conditions. Technology such as Identafi from StarDental; a simple yet effective screening tool utilizing three distinct wavelengths. Oral health conditions include dental caries (tooth decay), gum disease, oral cancer, and abnormalities of the jaws and soft tissues. With X-rays and other diagnostic tools, our team can diagnose conditions early on and develop customized treatment to address a variety of problems before they advance to more problematic conditions.
For our younger patients and those experiencing the eruption of wisdom teeth, Dr. Lam will carefully examine the placement of teeth in relation to the patient’s occlusion (bite) to determine if orthodontic treatment is necessary.
In addition to dental examinations, professional cleanings are necessary to maintain clean and healthy teeth and gums. During professional cleanings, our dental hygienists use special dental tools to remove tartar buildup and polish teeth. Once plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that coats teeth, hardens into tartar, it cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. Too much tartar accumulation irritates and inflames the gum tissue and ultimately leads to gum disease. Professional cleanings are non-invasive and gentle.
Patients should schedule an oral examination each year and receive professional cleanings every six months to maintain a healthy mouth. Other general dentistry services include fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel and dental sealants to protect children’s molars from decay.
To reserve your appointment with TLC Dentistry, contact our office today.