The early signs of oral cancer can appear in those who are at higher risk, but it can also appear in patients who have no risk factors whatsoever. For this reason, we perform an oral cancer screening during every routine exam and utilize the Velscope to do so. This device uses advanced bioluminescence to highlight oral tissue that may have early signs of oral cancer development. The earlier we catch symptoms, the sooner we can get you started on a treatment plan with a dedicated physician.
Most commonly used for patients 18 years and younger, fluoride treatments work to strengthen and protect teeth in between routine dental appointments. Fluoride is often found in the oral care products we use and most public drinking water systems, but our in-house fluoride is particularly strong and designed to last well until your next dental appointment. In just a few minutes, we can apply the fluoride following your cleaning and give you added confidence in your smile.
If you find yourself waking up with headaches or tooth sensitivity, it could be due to an undiagnosed teeth grinding and clenching habit. This condition is known as bruxism and is far more common than you’d think. In order to control these symptoms and prevent erosion of your tooth enamel, we can create a customized nightguard that is worn while you sleep. Teeth grinding and clenching can be detrimental to your long-term oral health, so don’t wait to get your next oral appliance at our dental office!
We understand that some children need special accommodations, either as a result of physical or mental limitations. At Anthem Dentistry, our team will always take the extra time to ensure their comfort, all without sacrificing the overall quality of their care. We ask that you give us a call ahead of time and we’ll do everything necessary to make them comfortable once they arrive. Should they need sedation to be prepared for their treatment, we’ll discuss your options before you arrive.