Dental Hygiene

You can have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime with proper care, which includes daily brushing, flossing, and regular checkups to avoid tooth decay and periodontal disease. Healthy gums and good bone support are the foundations upon which all dental treatment is based. A thorough dental hygiene examination and cleaning allows us to establish each patient’s level of periodontal health. Gum disease is caused by bacteria and advanced by a variety of factors including calculus (tartar), smoking, diet, and bruxism (grinding or clenching of teeth). We stress patient education so that you can maintain your teeth in their best possible condition. We also offer products that will help you with home care. Always schedule your dental checkups. This way you have a chance at receiving early diagnosis and treatment before your periodontal condition gets out of hand. For best dental health have your hygienist clean your teeth at least twice a year, more often if needed.

Children’s Dentistry

We are a family practice and provide dental care to patients of all ages.  We do our best to accommodate all ages with whatever dental care they may need. We recommend for your young children, that they come along for mom and/or dads cleaning.  This way they can informally meet Dr. Claiborne, staff and see the office. If it will make your child more comfortable we will refer to a pediatric dentist.