Checkups are recommended every 6 months for a healthy mouth, and every 3-4 months for those with Periodontal Disease. Examinations should occur at least once a year, depending on your past history of cavities.
X-Rays should be taken between every 6 months to 3 years depending on your history of restorations and how regularly you visit the dentist for exams.
Dental sealants are tooth colored and made from polymer or glass ionomers and bond to the deep grooves in the back teeth (molars) to prevent decay.
Gum disease occurs when plaque builds up below the gum-line and starts to pull the gums away from the roots of the teeth. It has been linked to diabetes and heart disease.
Using the CariFree program, developed in Albany, OR by a friend of Dr. Whipple, our dental team uses this advanced cavity-fighting system to reduce and eliminate the factors associated with cavities.
When your mouth is in need of a deep cleaning due to periodontal issues, we have you covered! Deep gum cleanings are a great way to restore health to your mouth.
HPV is one of the most common viruses on earth and can lead to cervical cancer, which can be quite serious. For this reason, we offer HPV testing.
Oral cancer can strike even if you don’t commonly use tobacco or alcohol. We perform an oral cancer screening during any examination.
The health of your gums is just as important as the health of your teeth. We offer a wide range of periodontal care options that can help you to keep your gums in great health!
Sometimes wisdom teeth need to be removed to prevent serious oral health issues.