At Whiteland Dental we believe very strongly in family dentistry. There is nothing more gratifying than treating multiple generations from the same family. We see grandparents and grandchildren from the same family. This tells us that we are doing something right. We don’t want people to simply choose us because we take their insurance. We want patients to come to us because they’re family and/or friends and because they are happy with our office.
Cleanings and exams are the cornerstone of dentistry. Cleanings remove plaque from the tooth structure both above and below the gun and keep the mouth healthy. Sometimes it is necessary to go deep below the gums to remove plaque and tartar. This is called scaling and root planing and is done with local anesthetic. Exams are performed usually twice a year but can also be done anytime there is a problem. Often x-rays are needed to help perform an exam especially when it is problem focused. X-rays and exams can often detect problems before they become painful. This is why it is so important to come see us as recommended and not wait until something hurts.
Dental x-rays are needed to provide the dentists the ability to see what can not be seen with the naked eye. For example, under fillings, beneath your gums, and between your teeth. X-rays help detect dental problems in their early stages. If left undetected something that could be resolved with a simple solution may turn into major dental work, or tooth loss. Without the information dental x-rays provide the dentist can not give a proper diagnosis.
FLUORIDE is a naturally occurring element present in some foods and water. In this area many townships have FLUORIDE filtered out of their water. FLUORIDE is recommended for children as well as adults at our practice. FLUORIDE not only helps harden and protect baby teeth, but also adult teeth. Another huge benefit of FLUORIDE is that with consistent usage, it can help decrease cold sensitivity.
Sealants are a protective coating placed in the deep grooves of newly erupting adult posterior teeth to help prevent cavities. Sealants can often be placed at the time of your routine hygiene appointment and do not require anesthetic or drilling. Many insurances cover this preventative service at 100%.