General & Preventive Dentistry
Smiles that Shine
Excellent oral health starts with the right habits and great dental care. Our expert staff will help you find the perfect routine to keep your smile shining bright. We offer a variety of general and preventive dentistry services that ensure your mouth is at its healthiest all the time. We’ll identify potential issues and create a customized treatment plan just for you.
Our comprehensive exams include oral cancer screenings, bite evaluation, a history of your oral health, a consultation for implant dentistry if necessary, and a question-and-answer session to address any major concerns. Each patient is treated on an individual basis, which means no two exams are the same.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Certain habits, such as tobacco and alcohol use, can make you more susceptible to oral cancer. However, the disease is not limited to just these patients. In fact, there’s been a recent increase in diagnoses for people with none of the risk behaviors. That’s why we screen all of our patients using visual and manual methods. We look for any precancerous or abnormal oral tissue, and discuss your risk.
Our high-resolution digital x-rays allow our team to get the best images of your mouth. Our hygienists can easily share the images with you, and the crisp picture makes understanding what you see simple. If there are diagnostic concerns, we also offer panoramic x-rays which give us a wide angle view of your jaw and teeth, and can help identify problem areas.
Excellent hygiene habits are essential to your overall oral health. Our routine cleanings go beyond the surface of your teeth to deep clean your whole mouth. We employ Cavitron scalers that use high-speed rotations and sound waves to comfortably remove plaque and tartar buildup, which keeps your smile looking and feeling great.
Many adults suffer tooth loss because of gum disease. Paying special attention to your gum tissue is essential to prevent periodontal disease. We focus our therapy on prevention, by targeting plaque buildup at the gum line. If needed, we’ll develop an individualized treatment plan to help combat gum disease, at the level that’s right for you.
Fluoride treatments are important to the health of developing teeth. Children under the age of 16 have a greater risk of developing cavities, which is why we offer fluoride treatments for children at every visit. These treatments protect the teeth from decay and restore vital minerals to the tooth’s enamel.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) shouldn’t be left untreated. If you suffer from the painful symptoms of TMJ, we may be able to help. We use bio esthetic dentistry to evaluate your jaw function and diagnose problems. We craft custom occlusal guards which take stress off the jaw joint and alleviate clenching and grinding which can aggravate TMJ symptoms.
Grinding your teeth while you sleep, also known as bruxism, can cause a significant amount of damage to your teeth. Custom fitted mouthguards are a great solution for nighttime grinders, and are simple and comfortable to wear. We can also create special mouthguards for children who play sports. Wearing a mouthguard during activity helps prevent injury to the jaw, teeth, and even spine.
Emergencies happen. At Pembroke Pines, we’re always there for you. Your comfort is our priority, which means when an emergency strikes, we strive to get you in as soon as possible. If we are not available or there is a chance of a broken jaw, go to the emergency room.