Regular Cleanings and Exams
By applying a holistic approach to dental medicine, we view each patient as a whole rather than a single symptom to be treated. Good dental health begins with a healthy diet coupled with an effective oral hygiene regimen at home. It also requires an investment in regular dental cleanings, exams and x-rays at your dental office to help prevent or diagnose any problems before they lead to unnecessary dental treatment. Prevention is the foundation of optimal oral health and overall wellness.
The Smile You Always Wanted
A beautiful smile can change your life! It can increase your confidence, help to give your career a boost or enhance your social life. If a bright, beautiful smile is something you have always wanted, we offer a number of cosmetic procedures to help you. Procedures like Whitening, Invisalign, Veneers, Cosmetic Crowns, Enamel Recontouring, Composite Fillings, Gingival Recontouring, Implant Restorations and more are available at our office. Schedule a consultation to learn more.
Fillings & Crowns
Restorative procedures are performed to restore tooth integrity and replace lost tooth structure due to decay, breakage or cracking. Whenever possible we use a composite tooth colored filling material and aesthetic crowns with precise color matching charts in place of silver fillings and metal colored crowns to help retain the natural beauty of your smile.
Implants, Bridges, Partials & Dentures
Sometimes it is not always possible to save a tooth due to complete breakage, extreme decay, periodontal disease, or trauma. When this happens, the tooth or teeth may need to be replaced to restore a patients ability to eat effectively and bridge the gap for cosmetic reasons. In this case an implant or other type of prostheses is used to replace the missing teeth and make the mouth whole again.
Root Canals and Periodontal Therapy
Oral infections can cause a significant interruption in your daily life and often require urgent dental treatment. There are typically two types of oral infections: infections of the teeth and infections of the gums. Infections in the tooth often need treated with root canal procedures to clear out the infection so that you can keep your tooth and continue to chew with it long term.
While tooth infections are very noticeable due to acute pain, gum infections are often not as obvious. Gum infections, or Periodontal Disease, is very common in adults. Though Periodontal Disease may not be symptomatic initially, it can contribute to early loss of your teeth, and even contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and other medical conditions. It is very important to treat both types of oral infections promptly.
Prevention & Treatment
We believe it is very important to begin good oral hygiene practices early in life. We welcome you to bring young children into our office as early as infancy and recommend they come in at least by age three. Our experienced team has been trained to work with young children, and we have a good success rate with patient cooperation. Good nutrition and oral health practices are vital to developing our little humans, so it is essential to catch any development problems or signs of disease early on. Then, we can correct the problems and reduce the risk of any health issues that could result. We are here to help start your family on the right track!
Dental Sleep Medicine
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Dental sleep medicine is an area of healthcare that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. In this process the dentist will work together with your medical doctor to identify the best treatment for you, then construct and fit you with the proper appliance to help treat your condition. Dr Crawford has continued her education beyond general dentistry and completed additional training to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. This training furthers her ability to aid you on the path to improve your overall health.
If you have had trouble tolerating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or would simply prefer an alternate treatment for sleep apnea, we may be able to help. Oral appliance therapy can help you and your sleeping partner achieve good healthy sleep which can improve your overall health and quality of life.