COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL EXAMS
All of our comprehensive exams includes a Full Mouth Series of x-rays. In addition, we do a thorough exam of your oral health including an oral cancer screening.
Our office only offers digital x-rays. Compared to traditional x-rays, digital x-rays only emit 1/8 of the radiation (that's less than a home microwave!). We recommend a full set of x-rays (18 pictures) and a Panoramic x-ray, which is a 360 view of your jaw, at your first visit or Comprehensive exam visits. As our standard of care, we only take a full series every 3-5 years. And, check-up x-rays (4 pictures) when you come in for your routine cleaning every 6 months. However, you always have the choice to forgo x-rays, just let our team members know!
Gum Therapy is the most effective way to treat gum/bone disease. Our dentist will deliver a local anesthetic to have you nice and numb for a comfortable, painless experience. During gum therapy, the dentist/dental hygienist cleans
between the gums and teeth, down to the root. Along with removing the nasty bacteria, we flush out the gums with an antimicrobial rinse called chlorhexidine gluconate (Don’t let its long name alarm you, its good stuff!). This rinse is highly recommended by our team and is available at our office. After that, our dentist/dental hygienist will see you back for a maintenance visit accordingly. Always keep in mind that home care is very crucial following this procedure. Don’t let gum/bone disease take over you and need not be afraid! Forest Family Dentistry is here to the rescue! So, let’s join hands and fight this infection!
We offer sealants to protect your teeth from early onset of decay by sealing the pits and grooves of your teeth. If you don’t seal it, we will drill it! NO numbing needed and NO age limits here!
Fluoride is your best friend! We offer it in office to all ages whether it varies from just minor sensitivity to fighting off bacteria in your mouth. Always say “YES” to fluoride!
MI Paste is a combination of fluoride, calcium, and phosphate and is your take home booster! It is safe for pregnant women and children under 6 years of age. So RELAX and pick a FLAVOR!