Our commitment to your safety is #1.We already, as a daily practice, follow universal precautions as outlined by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA standards of infection control. Safety is always our number one focus. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised. Check out the COVID-19 guideline update from our dental practice to keep you safe.
At Henricksen Family Dental, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. For our team here at Henricksen Family Dental, cleanings are an important aspect of dental hygiene and protection. During regular check-ups with our dentist, you will find teeth cleanings being incorporated to remove any buildup of plaque.
Here at Henricksen Family Dental, we highly recommend that our patients attend dental exams twice a year. Preserving a natural smile is the ultimate goal in dentistry. Healthy natural teeth that are supported by healthy gums are the ideal outcome.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screening involves a couple of examination procedures that are aimed at identifying any signs of cancer or precancerous lesions in your mouth. Often, by the time any kind of cancer fully manifests itself, it is in a developed stage that leaves little chance of getting cured.
Dentistry for Kids
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages. As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
A dental sealant is a plastic shield that is typically placed on the occlusal (biting) surface of permanent teeth in the posterior region of the mouth. These teeth, the molars, and premolars possess deep grooves and fissures that are difficult to clean. In fact, some of these grooves are so narrow they cannot be penetrated by the bristles of a toothbrush.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
Henricksen Family Dental can provide quality periodontal maintenance services, giving you a deep clean that controls inflammation and treats active disease. Periodontal maintenance is a teeth cleaning procedure that is usually performed on patients who have gum disease.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our joint forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
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To learn more about our family dentistry services call (360) 740-2119, and schedule an appointment now!