- Comprehensive Exams
- Dental X-Rays
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits,
and it is our goal to deliver excellent, personalized care to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Preventative care is the easy part
As a practice, we believe that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.
Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene- brushing, flossing, and a balanced diet. Through routine check-ups, your dentist and dental hygienist assist you in maintaining optimal oral health.
- Teeth Whitening
The best way to prevent cavities and gum disease is by brushing and flossing daily.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque. Plaque, the white or yellow film that sticks to your teeth, is bacteria. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth, and if it remains on them long enough, it hardens into calculus (tartar), and you will not be able to remove it by brushing or flossing. This causes the gums to become sore and to bleed easily (gingivitis). Eventually, this leads to bone loss around the teeth (periodontitis), and your teeth can become loose. By brushing and flossing daily, you prevent plaque from hardening on your teeth, and you remove the germs that lead to periodontal disease and tooth decay.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Crowns (Caps)
- Implant Restorations
- Partial Dentures
- Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Beautiful Tooth-colored Fillings
Composite fillings are durable, tooth-colored, and can be placed in one appointment.
Composite fillings are used to repair small to medium-sized cavities in teeth. The filling material is chemically bonded to the tooth, thus adding strength. Best of all, these fillings are the same color as your teeth, so no one but your dentist will know you have them.
- Broken Teeth
- Root Canals
Crowns Give You a Natural, Beautiful Smile
Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored and are the most commonly placed crowns because of their strength and beauty.
A custom crown can usually be placed within two appointments. At the first appointment, your tooth is prepared, a mold of your tooth is taken, and a temporary crown is placed. Approximately one to two weeks later, your permanent crown will be cemented into place.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation
- Oral Sedation
NERVOUS ABOUT SEEING A DENTIST?
A dentist named Dr. Hirt? Are you kidding?
While we weren’t blessed with the greatest last name for a couple of dentists, we do offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation (a pill taken prior to treatment) to help you relax during your appointment.