You know the mantra, it all starts at the beginning. Well, it's true, maintaining excellent oral health is a vital part of any hygiene routine whether young or old(er). We are happy to help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your pearly whites healthy and bright. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan, please ask us at your next appointment.
Don't forget about those gums as healthy gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We provide expert, yet gentle periodontal cleanings and treatment on-site and for more in-depth cases, we can refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Don't forget to ask about our preventative treatment plans on your next visit.
Great oral health is possible with individualized preventative treatment plans customized by our talented team at the Center for Dentistry and Orthodontics.
We offer detailed cleanings, scaling, and routine check-ups to ensure your teeth stay in the best possible condition. Contact us today to schedule a preventative check-up.
Initially, Dr. Walczak became interested in treating tongue and lip ties (tethered oral tissues) as part of his orthodontic practice.
As time went on and after seeing the detrimental effects on children’s overall health, specifically growth, development, airway, and speech difficulties, it became apparent, there was a strong need for early intervention.
Through networking with other medical professionals, Dr. Walczak became aware of the nursing difficulties moms and infants were having due to tongue and lip ties. Dr. Walczak decided he could make a difference by helping these young patients and their mothers through the use of a soft tissue laser to reshape the tissue to make breastfeeding more successful and more comfortable for both mom and infant.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Laser?
The laser is more comfortable, produces little or no bleeding, less risk of infection, faster healing and less chance of reattachment.
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after removing a cavity, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.
We use a composite resin on the affected tooth or teeth and mold it over an adhesive gel placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.
With the advancements in dental technology, bonding is a long-lasting, safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental issues.
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to bridge or cross the area where your tooth is missing.
The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.
If you are struggling with missing teeth, a dental bridge may be the perfect solution for you. If you have any questions regarding bridges or if you are curious whether you are a candidate for a bridge, we would be happy to help.
Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns may be a perfect fit.
Crowns are crafted from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as the shade can be matched to your other teeth.
Crowns are extremely durable and will usually last many years. Come in and see how a same-day crown can change your smile.
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. There are two types of dentures.
Your Dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them, so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from Dr. Walczak if they feel uncomfortable or loose.
Wisdom teeth extractions are a fairly standard procedure. When a wisdom tooth emerges partially, a flap of skin called an operculum, may form over the tooth, making it hard to clean, and can cause pieces of food to get caught under the skin.
Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that have the potential to cause infections, need to be removed. Extractions can range from a single tooth to removing all four wisdom teeth at once.
Dr. Walczak specializes in minimally invasive extractions resulting in a near pain-free experience. Call us for more details.
Inlays and onlays often referred to as partial crowns, use the existing tooth as a base with the inlay or onlay placed on the tooth, this strengthens the tooth, restores its shape, and prevents further damage.
A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp or top edges of the tooth. A dental onlay is more comprehensive and continues over the cusps of the treated tooth.
Inlays and onlays help maintain a natural look to your teeth, no one else will be able to tell the difference.
TMJ is the acronym for temporomandibular joint, which connects your lower jaw (the mandible) to your skull at the temporal bone. If the joint or the surrounding muscles are causing you pain, you may have a temporamandibular disorder or TMD. Stress, continual clenching of the jaw muscles, or teeth grinding can cause TMD.
Symptoms of TMD are:
If you suspect you may have TMD come in for a consultation. We can help diagnose you and provide relief for your symptoms.
Many people are afflicted with bruxism, or teeth grinding. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down teeth, cause jaw pain, or irritate your gums.
If you grind your teeth, you should consider a nightguard. A nightguard, which is very similar to a mouthguard worn by athletes, provides a barrier between your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. All night guards are custom-fitted for comfort and to allow for proper breathing. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and have the night guard created by a dental lab.