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General Dentistry

Healthy teeth and gums are the primary components of a beautiful smile. At our practice, we offer a complete range of general dentistry services to help patients of all ages achieve and maintain optimal dental health. Providing high-quality, individualized care and educating patients about dental concerns are always our top priorities. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Thomas J. Strub, strives to deliver comfortable dental care with a gentle touch while also incorporating advanced technology to enhance the efficacy of treatment. We invite you to explore the general dentistry services we offer by reviewing the sections below and/or following the links provided.

Oral Exams

Thorough oral examinations are vital to providing the foundation for effective preventative dental care as well as to the detection of existing conditions. We recommend scheduling oral exams twice a year to check up on your overall dental health and identify any issues requiring further treatment.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Dr. Strub performs oral cancer screenings during every oral examination and dental cleaning. Early detection of pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions improves the likelihood of successful oral cancer prevention and treatment.

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Family Dental Care

We provide comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Patients of all ages are welcome at our practice. Dr. Strub and his team are exceptional when working with young children and help educate kids early about the importance of good dental health and oral hygiene.

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Dental Cleaning

Comprehensive dental cleanings are required to remove stubborn tartar from the teeth. If allowed to persist, tartar build up, along with plaque and biofilm, can harbor dangerous bacteria that may cause gum disease (gingivitis) and/or infections.

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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatments have proved to strengthen teeth and reduce the formation of cavities in children. After every dental cleaning, Dr. Strub applies an effective fluoride treatment to protect teeth from future decay.

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Sealants

Sealants are thin layers of bonded plastic coating that are applied to protect teeth against decay. An effective component in children’s preventive dentistry, sealants are placed to fill deep teeth grooves to reduce the occurrence of cavities.

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Infection Control

We work hard to ensure that our office, treatment areas, equipment, and water supply are impeccably clean and safe from the spread of infection. We adhere to rigorous standards of personal hygiene and closely follow mandated requirements for contamination prevention.

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Athletic Mouth Guards

It is important to protect teeth from traumatic injury during contact sports. Broken, cracked, and chipped teeth are best prevented by consistent use of an athletic mouth guard. The mouth guards we offer are custom-fitted to the patient’s teeth, which provides added protection, comfort, security, and functionality.

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Tooth Reshaping

Tooth reshaping techniques can smooth rough, sharp, or uneven tooth edges to provide added strength, prevent damage, and improve aesthetics.

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Root Canals

When the dental pulp of a badly damaged tooth becomes inflamed or infected, root canal therapy is often required to restore health and comfort. The affected tooth is thoroughly cleaned out, sterilized, sealed, and finally restored with the placement of a dental crown.

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 For more information about the general dentistry services we provide, please contact our office to speak with a member of our team.