Regardless of what your dental history is, our Florida dentists can help. Each one has extensive training in advanced care methods that allow us to work together to provide a wider variety of services in one of our convenient locations. Our general dentistry services include:
Our Smile Design Dental dentists thoroughly screen for conditions like gum disease, TMJ disorders, decayed or broken teeth, functional, and aesthetic concerns. We then visit with you one-on-one to discuss any of our findings.
A regular preventive cleaning with our Registered Dental Hygienists can help you avoid gum disease, tooth loss, and bad breath. These cleanings are designed to remove tartar and plaque bacteria that could lead to periodontal disease. We then follow your cleaning up with a fluoride varnish to prevent sensitivity and protect your teeth from tooth decay.
Low radiation digital x-rays enhance the disease screening process, improve our communication with patients, and make your visit with us much more efficient for your busy schedule.
Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, can create barriers in a patient’s professional and social life. Thankfully, it is a condition that can easily be treated, and a thorough examination will often determine its source. Halitosis is caused by the buildup of bacteria in your mouth, sometimes hiding in spots that are difficult to reach through conventional means.
During the appointment, we will carefully inspect your mouth for places where the germs may be hiding. Gum disease and deep cavities provide excellent places for bacteria to grow and may be difficult for you to brush properly. After evaluating your condition, our team will determine a treatment plan that works with your lifestyle.
Even some of the most benign sports can have their intensive moments. For clients worried about oral injuries, athletic mouthguards are the answer to keeping teeth working at peak performance. Our team can craft a set of custom guards for athletes of any age, adjusting thickness and shape for the most comfortable fit possible.
Mouthguards are essential for any sport as they not only help in avoiding oral injuries but can also assist in preventing concussions. By stabilizing jaw movement and cushioning the force of impact, custom-made athletic mouthguards actually reduce cranial stresses caused by intense impacts.
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Overly sensitive teeth can be a big issue for some patients. The inability to eat certain foods limits diet and may have a negative impact on oral hygiene. This sensitivity can be caused by a number of reasons. Enamel loss will make it easier to transfer temperatures into the pulp of your teeth, aggravating nerves and producing intense pain. Other patients who suffer from bruxism or nightly tooth grinding can wear away at teeth as well.
Tooth sensitivity can be treated in a variety of ways, but the most effective plans occur in your dentist’s office. Mineral coatings may help to strengthen enamel, a more effective method than the over-the-counter brushing products provide. Schedule an appointment with us and find out how tooth sensitivity can be a worry of the past!
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Just like other parts of the body, your teeth need a steady supply of minerals to stay healthy and strong. As enamel begins to wear down, it cannot be regrown since it contains no living cells. In order to protect your teeth, the body attempts to rejuvenate them through remineralization.
With specially designed mineral applications, our dentists can help this process succeed. By applying solutions containing minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, the process may strengthen teeth and help to safeguard them from further damage. In addition, the process lowers acidity levels in your mouth, making it a much more hospitable environment for healthy teeth and gums.
Dental Tooth Extractions
Sometimes having a tooth extracted is necessary to keep your smile healthy or free of pain. While it’s always our desire to restore your natural teeth, this may not always be possible. For instance, you may need to have a tooth extracted due to concerns like:
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Full mouth reconstruction
Oral Pathology Screenings
During your oral cancer exam at Smile Design Dental, we will thoroughly check the joints, glands, muscles and tissues inside and outside of your mouth. If something abnormal is identified, we will refer you to a specialist for a biopsy of the tissues. Early diagnosis is extremely important, allowing us to catch the cancer before it progresses, and positioning you for a better treatment outcome.
Screening for oral cancer isn’t something that’s restricted to people who smoke or use tobacco products. It’s an important part of every single patient examination in our Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Margate, and Plantation dental offices. Oral cancer is an extremely deadly disease because it often creeps up on even the healthiest of individuals, who never knew something was wrong until it has already entered into advanced stages.
Wisdom Teeth Treatments
Wisdom teeth typically begin developing in adolescence and start erupting between the teen years or early adulthood. Some people are able to avoid any complications associated with their 3rd molars, but others are not so lucky. If the wisdom teeth are not developing or erupting properly, problems may develop.
Proactively removing your wisdom teeth can help you avoid these complications and prevent damage to the rest of your smile. First, we will need to perform an exam and take a special x-ray that assesses the development and location of the wisdom teeth. If they appear to be erupting without any problems, we may just continue to monitor them. However, if they are causing problems, having them removed may be the best choice.
If you’re not sure what you need, just call Smile Design Dental to schedule an exam at the location nearest you. We’re conveniently located in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Margate, and Plantation. Be sure to check out our new patient specials!
Check out our extensive list of dental services for the whole family.