Comprehensive Dental Care
What we do: The American Dental Association recommends children have their first dental visit six months after their first tooth, or at one year of age-whichever comes first. Therefore, we see patients from age one through adulthood. We provide many services to our patients, including preventative care, restorations, oral surgery, root canal therapy, and fixed/removable prosthesis.
Prevention is key to having healthy teeth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing on a nightly basis. In addition, the ADA recommends getting professional tooth cleanings at regular intervals set forth by your dentist. At HCCH we offer the following preventive services: - Cleanings - Scaling and RootPlaning - Debridements - Fluoride - Sealants - Silver Diamine Fluoride - Xrays - Exams - Night guards and athletic guards
Sometimes teeth have no other option but to come out. If that is the case, we can help. We offer:
- Simple extractions
- Surgical extractions
- Removal of some partially erupted teeth
Restorative Services (Fillings, Crowns and Bridges)
When teeth decay, the cavity must be removed and the missing tooth structure replaced with a restoration (filling).
If a tooth is mostly filling material or is fractured, sometimes a crown is recommended. Bridges can be used to replace missing teeth if there are good abutments on either side of the space.
When teeth are missing, sometimes they can be replaced with a removable appliance. We offer a variety of replacement appliance options such as:
- Complete dentures
- Partial dentures (metal-based, acrylic, and flex-based)
Occasionally, decay is too deep to be filled and the tooth must receive a root canal. A root canal is designed to eliminate bacteria and prevent infection/reinfection of a tooth.
What should I expect as a new patient?A one-on-one appointment with our Registered Dietitian to develop an individualized nutrition plan by setting small, realistic goals that fit into your lifestyle.
Are they just going to tell me what I can't eat?To put it simply, no! Nutrition counseling focuses on foods and beverages we should be eating and drinking most often, and helps you find your own individual balance with your favorite foods.
Who would benefit from counseling?Anyone interested in prevention or management of the following conditions: - Weight Management - Diabetes or Pre-diabetes - Picky eating and family meals - Hypertension/High blood pressure - High Cholesterol - Heart disease - IBS - Constipation - Inflammation - Healthy Pregnancy - Modified diets - Malnutrition - Thyroid issues - General Wellness
How much does this cost?All forms of insurance are accepted, including private insurance, Veteran's Choice, Medicare, and Medicaid. Most insurance plans cover nutrition services under preventative wellness, meaning you will not have a co-pay. For those without insurance, HCCH offers a Sliding Fee Scale based on your current income. Please click on the Sliding Fee Scale tab at the top of the page to learn more and apply.