The American Dental Association recommends the following for good oral hygiene:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
- Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Tooth decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove the sticky film on teeth called plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
Schedule an appointment today to discuss with us what types of oral care products will be most effective for you.
There’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth.
Veneers are a great option that removes little to no tooth structure.
Mariner Dental specializes in using Invisalign to create stunning smiles and has been recognized as a preferred Invisalign provider. Invisalign is a revolutionary new way of treating orthodontic problems without the use of traditional metal braces. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of precision-crafted, clear, plastic aligners that gently and gradually move your teeth into proper placement. Never before has orthodontic treatment been so aesthetic, comfortable, and convenient. Mariner Dental achieves amazing results by creating your very own, customized Invisalign treatment plan. With Invisalign, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted discreetly and with minimum disruption of your everyday life. Some of the benefits of Invisalign are that it is more aesthetic, more hygienic, and more comfortable when compared to traditional braces.
Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Over-the-counter and the whitening products advertised on instagram/facebook do not compare to the product we can offer.
Our office offers a wide variety of whitening options. Call today to learn about which option is right for you.
Dentures and Partials
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. With dentures, you’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. Our office never expects people to live without teeth.
Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brushing your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting your dentures will stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque. Come speak with us so we can specialize treatment just for you.
Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, dentists have more ways to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles. Dental researchers are continuing their often decades-long work developing materials, such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look more like natural teeth. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth. Come in today to discuss your options.
What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction?
Your dentist will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow.
Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke, rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing.
When having an extraction, today’s modern procedures and follow-up care as recommended by your dentist will provide great benefit and comfort.
Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy you may save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulpal tissue which provides nutrients and sensation to the tooth. It runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don’t remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
Recent advances in research have shown dental sleep appliances to significantly reduce snoring as well as episodes of sleep apnea at night. Many dental and medical conditions can benefit from treatment of sleep apnea. Our office works in conjunction with medical professionals in order to treat sleep disorders to the fullest extent. Using sleep studies and home sleep testing allows us to bill your medical insurance. Call our office and speak with our staff to see if these appliances are right for you.
Occlusal & mouthguards
Occlusal guards are a thin acrylic appliance that fits easily over your teeth and protects the teeth and jaws from future wear. There are many reasons to consider occlusal guards including jaw pain, excessive tooth wear, and clenching or grinding. Come in and see if an occlusal guard is right for you.
Use a mouthguard during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth. A properly fitted mouthguard can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw. It will stay in place while you are wearing it, making it easy for you to talk and breath.