On-Going Care Using the Latest Technology
Dr. Stubbs proudly uses advanced dental tools and personalized care to protect your smile. During your biannual cleanings, she will remove harmful plaque, bacteria, and tartar that could eventually cause severe damage. At the same time, she will use advanced imaging technology to look for the earliest signs of decay.
Routine Appointments Will Protect Your Smile
Although regular brushing and flossing are certainly vital to your dental health, only a professional cleaning can thoroughly remove the harmful substances that accumulate on your teeth over time. Without proper care, bacteria will continue to grow, eventually moving from your teeth to your gum tissue. In turn, gum disease can lead to bad breath, missing teeth, and even jawbone degeneration. During your routine cleanings, Dr. Stubbs can remove these harmful substances, greatly reducing your risk for dental decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and related conditions.
Benefit from Our Advanced Technology
After cleaning your teeth, Dr. Stubbs will also check for dental decay, tooth alignment issues, jawbone damage, and other oral conditions. She proudly offers two advanced diagnostic devices to make this exam faster, more comfortable, and more accurate.
- Digital x-rays: Digital x-rays, like traditional film x-rays, can provide images of individual teeth or of your entire oral structure. However, digital imaging systems have a number of important advantages over their older film-based counterparts. These images can be highly magnified, enabling Dr. Stubbs to detect even very small cavities, cracks, and other damage. Additionally, digital x-rays are easier to store and reference. They also involve no radiation exposure.
- DIAGNOdent® laser cavity detection: By measuring the fluorescence in your teeth, Dr. Stubbs can uncover the tiniest cavities and lesions below the surface of your teeth. With earlier diagnosis, he can quickly treat these cavities to save your tooth and prevent more widespread damage.
Oral Cancer Screenings
While he is examining your teeth, Dr. Stubbs will also check for lesions and discolored areas on your soft tissues. If she finds any abnormalities, she may order a biopsy to determine whether these spots are cancerous. When oral cancer is diagnosed and treated in the early stages, patients typically have a favorable prognosis. Although most oral sores turn out to be harmless, these precautionary exams could save your life.
Schedule a General Dentistry Appointment
Regular general dentistry appointments are as important as maintianing a strict schedule of good hygiene. To schedule a free “get acquainted” appointment, fill out our online form, or call our office in West Allis, WI, at 414-541-8250. We proudly serve the residents of West Allis, Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and all Western Milwaukee communities.