It All Adds Up to Keeping You Healthy!
We want you to keep your own teeth for life. To help you do this we encourage regular check-ups so we can find the tiniest bits of tooth decay or damage before they become major problems.
The frequency of your dental checkups combined with our advanced diagnostic technologies, allow us to detect problems while they’re small. Smaller problems are not only easier to fix, the process of restoration is also more comfortable and affordable.
Prevention is our goal. That is why we have invested in advanced early cavity detection technology like the DIAGNOdent®.
The DIAGNOdent® is especially crucial because it can detect decay at its earliest stages, allowing us to utilize minimally invasive dentistry and possibly avoid the need for anesthetic (numbing), with far more conservative results. This laser can detect decay before it can be seen on x-rays and before we can see it with the naked eye.
Digital x-rays are another tool we utilize for early dental detection of tooth decay to keep you healthy. Not only do digital x-rays significantly decrease your exposure to radiation, the large, color enhanced computer image also allows Dr. Huisman to get a better picture of your oral health than standard x-rays. This process is also better for the environment – it uses no photo chemicals or traditional film, eliminating potentially hazardous waste.
If we do discover a cavity, don’t worry; our restorative treatments are comfortable and long-lasting.
The Cari-Free System
Tooth decay is mainly caused by a bacterial infection on the teeth. The Cari-Free system allows Dr. Huisman to test for and treat bacterial infections before they cause tooth decay, promoting long-term dental health, instead of simply treating symptoms by filling cavities.
Oral Cancer Screening
You make sure to have all your other yearly cancer screenings, but have you been neglecting your mouth? Oral cancer strikes an estimated 35,000 Americans each year. That’s why we take oral cancer screening so seriously. We recommend that every new patient receive this important mouth cancer screening and that all patients make sure to schedule one at least yearly.
To learn more about oral cancer: http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/facts/index.htm
Personal stories on oral cancer: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/19/george.karl.throat.cancer/index.html?hpt=C2