General & Preventive DentistryA Foundation of Oral Health that You Can Trust

Drs. Platt and Kidder want what’s best for their dental patients, no matter who they are. Our dentists promise to sit down with you one-on-one so that they can get to know you better. We believe personal, honest communication allows us to provide the best level of dental care possible.

Our general and preventive dental care is structured in a way to minimize the amount of treatments our patients need throughout the course of their life.

All of our patients have access to:

Comprehensive Exams

Our multi-point comprehensive exams are designed to assess several aspects of your smile…not just whether or not you have cavities. We will perform a bite evaluation, periodontal screening, smile analysis, full-mouth charting, and dental assessment. We’ll also give you time to ask Dr. Platt or Dr. Kidder questions, and discuss what your needs, goals, and wants are for your smile.

Oral Cancer Screenings

You don’t have to be a tobacco user to develop oral cancer. We screen every patient for oral cancer, no matter what your risk factors are. If precancerous or cancerous tissues are discovered, we’ll make sure you get the care you need. The earlier abnormal tissues are found, the better chance your treatment outcome will be.

Digital X-rays

Each of our treatment rooms is equipped with digital x-ray equipment and an in-room monitor. You’ll be able to see exactly what we do as we explain our radiographic findings with you. Digital x-rays limit the time you spend waiting on films to develop, and they also use much less radiation!

Intra Oral Cameras/Digital Photography

If Dr. Platt or Dr. Kidder finds something during your exam, we can use our intra oral and digital cameras to capture an image of the finding. We will show you on the monitor or even print the photo out for you to take home! Cameras are an excellent way to monitor the progress of areas that we feel we need to watch, and simply improve our communication with you as a patient.

Soft Tissue Laser Treatment

Cold sores and ulcers no longer have to leave you miserable for several days at a time. Our soft tissue laser can reverse your tissue irritation in just a few seconds. We also use our soft tissue laser for other services such as gingival recontouring.

Hygiene Services

Our experienced dental hygienists use Cavitron and sonic scalers for a gentle, yet effective cleaning. Routine preventive cleanings help prevent gum disease, bad breath, and improve oral health. Each patient receives customized oral hygiene counseling to improve his or her home oral hygiene habits as needed.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal gum and bone disease causes bone loss, tooth mobility, and gum recession. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, ahead of tooth decay. We offer in-house periodontal therapy and maintenance programs to help you combat gum disease and keep it from returning. In addition to scaling and root planing, we implement medications like locally placed Arestin or Peridex rinse to improve the response in areas of the most severe infection.

Diagnosing Periodontal Disease

Fluoride Treatments

Professional strength fluoride applications help remineralize your tooth enamel after a professional cleaning. Children receive fluoride at each appointment to promote healthy tooth development and repel cavities. Adults with sensitivity or who are at an increased risk of tooth decay can also benefit from the application during their preventive care appointment.

Mouth Guards/Bite Splints

For our patients with bruxism/grinding habits, we offer night guards. Wearing a night guard will prevent the teeth from wearing each other down, fracturing restorations/teeth, or making the jaws sore – among other things. Sports guards help prevent dental trauma for our patients involved in athletic activities. Drs. Platt and Kidder also use bite splints for the treatment of TMJ disorders.

Emergency Care

Our dental office makes every effort to see patients as soon as possible if they are experiencing a dental emergency. We prefer to see patients the very same day, so that we can alleviate their discomfort and preserve their smiles. If your emergency happens after-hours, please call our office and listen to the prompts.

Caesy Patient Education

Each of our computerized treatment rooms is equipped with advanced Caesy Patient Education software. If you’ve ever had questions about any type of dental procedure, the 3D narrated video segments have all the information that you’ve ever wanted to know.