We are confident you will be happy that you have selected us to help you achieve your dental goals. We will always strive to exceed your expectations in regards to the quality of our work and our high level of customer service. You will benefit from the high standards we have set for delivering the utmost quality of dental treatment available.
- Interceptive Orthodontics
- Limited Orthodontics
- Clear/Ceramic Braces (Choose between regular or CLEAR braces!)
- Lingual Orthodontics
- Habit Correction Therapy
- Myofunctional Therapy
- Pre-Orthodontic Trainers
- Intercaptive Orthopedics
- Functional Orthopedics
Functional Jaw Appliances
Functional appliances can help correct; Bite problems, Underdeveloped Jaws, Narrow Arched, Crowded Teeth, Deep Overbites, Jaw Joint Problems, Airway Problems, and Thumbsucking Habits.
The Pre-Orthodontic Trainer is a prefabricated, single size, dental positioned, computer designed to incorporate myofunctional and tooth positioning characteristics. It comes ready to use, requires no impressions and no molding. This allows it to be implemented from 6 years of age while the permanent teeth are erupting and the child is still growing.
Did you know that improper breathing might affect your child’s head and body posture, the development of his or her jaws and influence how teeth fit together? Dr. Shah is very experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of airway obstruction. Dr. Shah can provide valuable information on the symptoms of obstruction and chronic mouth breathing. Early treatment can correct problems before they become too severe!
Oral Examination – The areas examined includes head/neck jaws, mouth, teeth, gum, intra-oral/extra-oral soft tissues, and cancer mouth screening. We use caries detecting dye, x-rays and clinical examination to aid to diagnose cavities. We will also discuss homecare techniques.
Your Childs Oral Examination Includes:
- Diagnosis for chronic mouth breathing.
- Perform mouth breathing chart to rule out habitual mouth breathers vs anatomically related obstructive airway patients.
- Refer to Ear, Nose and Throat physician or allergies for further evaluation.
- Check TMJ, occlusive/bite, oral habits, dental diseases hygiene status.
- Make appropriate referral to other dental specialist.
Gum Tissue Examination
- Measure periodontal pockets to assess different stages of gum disease.
- Take X-Rays
- Check for Cavities, or missing extra teeth.
- Focus on patients chief complaints or dental pain.
Pre Orthodontics Screening
- Performs space analysis to evaluate existing crowding or extra spacing.
- Treatment plan for complete orthodontic records to further evaluate dental malocclusions.
- Postural evaluation for asymmetry of head/neck and body.
Brushing & Flossing – Proper home brushing can control 90% of disease that is found in the mouth. Conventional soft toothbrushes can do the job if uses properly
- Place bristles along the gum line at a 45 degree angle, Gently brush using a circular motion along the outer and inner toot surfaces.
- Brush each tooth individually! Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. Using the front half of the brush use the same circular motion.
- Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth and use gentle back and forth motion. Brush the tongue to remove odor producing bacteria, or use tongue scraper.
- Wind 18″ of floss around middle fingers of each hand. Pinch floss between thumbs and index finger, leaving 1″ – 2″ length in between. Use thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth. Use index fingers to guide floss between contacts of the lower teeth. Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. DO NOT SNAP FLOSS INTO THE GUM. Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and the gum line. Floss each tooth thoroughly with clean section of floss.
Gum Disease – Periodontal (gum) disease is an inflammation or infection of the gums and bone that supports the teeth. It is caused by the bacteria on plaque (the sticky, nearly clear colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth). While seldom painful and frequently free of any obvious signs or symptoms, periodontal disease can progress, undetected, to the point where supporting bone is destroyed.
Healthy gingival (gum tissue and bone anchor the teeth firmly in place)
- Healthy pink gum color.
- No bleeding.
- Tissue is firm and resilient.
Gingivitis develops as toxins in plague and irritate gums, making them red, swollen and likely to bleed easily.
- Red Inflamed Gums
- Bleeding when Probed and Brushed
- Puffy Tissue
Restorative Dentistry is basic repair of the mouth, We replace broken or leaking fillings, and design crowns and bridges or realign your bite.
- Fillings – White Fillings With Air Abrasion – NO MORE DRILL!!
- Bonding – A bonding procedure can reshape a tooth, fill in a chipped or cracked tooth, contour a misaligned tooth, or cover up a miscolored tooth. An adhesive is placed on the tooth and blends the composite material to the tooth. The tooth is first roughened so the liquid adhesive can “bond” with the tooth. The composite can be bent and/or shaped then hardened to fix a damage tooth.
- Sealants– A young person’s growing teeth have deep pits and fissures that almost always collect food and bacteria. Because the pits are so deep often a toothbrush or even a dental pick cannot reach the trapped food and a cavity develops. Sealants can fill the deep pits and keep the tooth surface cavity free. They are placed without drilling, without a shot and in a single visit. They are an easy cost effective way for children to be cavity free!
- Pedo partials– are recommended when a primary tooth gets knocked out or has to be removed due to extensive decay. Many parents desire a pedo partial after extraction of upper front teeth so that their child will not have difficulty with their speech, and their smile remains intact. It is also recommended to keep the space open for the permanent teeth to erupt into. An impression is made of the child’s teeth. The laboratory makes the pedo partial to match the shape and color of the existing baby teeth. The pedo partial is then cemented around the baby molars. This is usually not an uncomfortable procedure for the child, and only takes two appointments.
We have all digital x-rays.
X-Rays help your dentist evaluate the development of teeth and jaws and to detect dental problems; if existent. Without their use, early evidence of decay would not be detected until cavities occur; nor would bone destruction associated with gum (periodontal) disease be detected in it’s early stages. X-Rays show abscessed teeth; failure of teeth to form; developing, un-erupted extra teeth, fractures of tooth roots; and cysts and tumors of jaw.
We use the latest Panoramic X-Ray technology. It uses up to 93% less radiation than traditional forms of X-Rays and let us see a complete digital picture of your child’s entire mouth including teeth, sinuses, etc.
Periapical/Bitewing X-Rays – Reveals cavities in between the contacts of 2 teeth when there is no spacing between the teeth. It also shows dental abscess, bone infections and the level of bone loss.
Panoramic X-Ray – For assessment of the occlusion and dental eruption sequence, symmetry of the ramus and shape of the condyles, diagnosis of oral pathoses, impaction, ankylosis, malposed teeth, supernumerary, or missing teeth.
Cephalometric X-Ray – For survey of the skull and the facial bones for evidence of trauma, disease, or developmental abnormality. To evaluate the skeletal relationship of the upper jaw to the lower jaw and determine skeletal classification.
Frontal PA X-Ray – Examines the skull for symmetry (i.e. skeletal centreline of the face, height and symmetry of orbit, mastold process/temporal bones, gonial angles, condylar height menton/symphisis), diagnose for mandibular dysplasia, disease, trauma or development abnormalities (i.e. posterior crossbites) and skeletal structures.