Superior preventive, restorative, and corrective dentistry begins as early as a child’s first healthy smile visit around the age of two and continues throughout all stages of a person’s life including preventing and treating sports injuries of the mouth and teeth, headache treatment, teeth whitening, smile improvement and healthy mouth hygiene. Good oral health is crucial because if your mouth is not healthy, you are not healthy. You are never too old to start- no matter what your past dental hygiene practices have been.
Total Transformation Dental & Spa understands that the oral health is closely related to overall health, including heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis. In order to monitor each person’s health and to determine the most appropriate treatment, blood pressure is taken at the beginning of every visit- including hygiene appointments. “Cleaning” appointments are tailored to each patient’s individual needs and may incorporate a wide variety of advanced treatments and technology. Digital X-rays, which have 98% less radiation than traditional ones, not only identify decay between teeth and under fillings, but check for bone loss and for infection at the tip of the root of the teeth. Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal for modern dentistry. The widespread use of fluoride has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. However, diagnosing decay beneath the hard surface is more challenging because the disease process can start through microscopic defects in the hard surface enamel and can rapidly spread into the softer tooth structure beneath the surface.
In addition to X-rays Total Transformation Dental & Spa uses the Diagnodent, a painless and accurate laser for cavity detection. This unique instrument provides instant feedback on the health of the tooth. This technology is completely safe, pain free, and allows us to locate hidden decay, and with treatment- stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.
Periodontal Gum Disease, also commonly known as gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque, the sticky colorless film that forms around and between your teeth. Symptoms are swelling, redness, and soreness of the gums around your teeth. Periodontal Disease occurs in over 75% of all Americans. Recent studies have found that Periodontal Disease is linked to an increase risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, especial Rheumatoid Arthritis, certain cancers, low birth weight babies, and premature births. Periodontal Disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults over the age of 35. With all these serious health risks associated with gum disease, Total Transformation Dental & Spa uses advanced gum therapies that can treat and sometimes reverse periodontal disease. We use the Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaler, a state of the art instrument that uses high frequency ultrasonic waves to flush out and remove harmful plaque, bacteria and hard deposits above and below the gum line. The Cavitron makes periodontal therapy more comfortable, effective and more thorough than ever before.
Oral cancer screening is also a part of every cleaning visit. In addition to a visual examination, the Velscope system helps dental professionals identify abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of the lips, mouth, and upper throat in just two minutes with no rinses, stains, or discomfort.Check out our Dental Health 101 Recommendations