Keeping your mouth clean is the number one way to prevent major dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to problems with your overall health. Making an appointment to visit Oregon Smile Care Center to have your teeth cleaned and to receive a dental examination can ensure your oral health is in good shape for years to come. We even provide athletic mouthguards and dry mouth treatments to further protect and improve your smile.
Dental Cleanings & Exams
We try to accommodate you with cleanings and exams on the same day, if it is at all possible. Through the course of the hour-and-a-half cleaning and exam, you will have digital X-rays, a periodontal reading, Spectra pictures, and if needed, we will go over periodontal issues and provide a nonsurgical gum disease treatment plan. We also offer sealants for adults for just $25! In addition, we offer fluoride treatments and varnishes to protect your teeth. Your new, clean smile awaits at Oregon Smile Care Center!
Oral Surgery: Root Canals, Extractions, and Wisdom Teeth Removal
Oral surgery at Oregon Smile Care Center consists of tooth extractions (including wisdom teeth) and root canals. All other types of oral surgery will be referred out of house to a local trusted specialist. Whatever the reason may be for needing a tooth extraction, Dr. Hanson and his experienced staff have you covered to make your smile presentable and healthy. Also, if you have an infected tooth, we will perform your root canal to perfection!
Athletic Mouthguards To Protect Your Smile
If you or a loved one is playing a contact sport, it is of the utmost importance that your teeth are protected from harm by an athletic mouthguard. When you’re fitted for a mouthguard at Oregon Smile Care Center, it isn’t just any normal mouthguard that you can find at the corner sporting goods store. Our mouthguards will be custom fitted to your teeth so that you will have no worries while on the field of play. Also, you’ll be protecting your teeth in style because our mouthguards are made by Under Armour!
When you are on the field of play, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your athletic mouthguard. That is what can happen when your mouthguard doesn’t fit correctly. If your mouthguard doesn’t fit, it can not only affect your breathing, but it can also rub the skin on the inside of your mouth raw. All of these problems are just things to distract you from your assignments on the field. That’s why we bring you into Oregon Smile Care Center and have your Under Armour mouthguard custom-fitted to your teeth and only your teeth!
Dry Mouth Treatments In Salem, OR
Having a dry mouth can lead to dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease because it allows bacteria to run rampant. How we treat your dry mouth at Oregon Smile Care Center depends on a number of factors, but generally the treatment of a dry mouth zeros in on three areas. Those areas include taking care of the medical conditions that are causing the dry mouth, preventing possible tooth decay and gum disease, and increasing the presence of saliva in your mouth.
The first solution we’ll consider when trying to fix the problems that come along with a dry mouth is to increase the presence of saliva. Many people don’t realize just how important saliva is when it comes to having excellent oral health. Saliva is your body’s natural mouth cleaner that makes it possible to swallow, digest food, and even chew! Saliva helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease because it washes away food particles, and if you have a medical condition that results in a dry mouth, you’ll have to take extra care in cleaning your mouth multiple times a day.
To learn more about all of our general dentistry services, make an appointment at Oregon Smile Care Center by calling (503) 837-2718, or you can use our online contact form. We care about you, Salem, OR.