Keep Your Smile Healthy & Vibrant
General, or preventative, dentistry is the best defense when it comes to fighting against oral infections. While maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine at home consisting of brushing and flossing your teeth daily is key, it’s still vital to keep up with regular dentist appointments with Dr. Stern. This way we can keep your teeth healthy and shiny, while also making sure you have no other dental issues.
Learn more below about the general dentistry services we offer to ensure your smile is in pristine condition.
With preventative dentistry, our goal is to prevent the onset of dental problems. A vital part of keeping your gums and teeth in great condition is preventing plaque and tartar buildup. This means that visits to the dentist, once every six months, is crucial in ensuring that Dr. Stern and our dental staff can provide you with gentle, professional cleanings that remove buildup you can’t reach at home.
At your regular appointments, your oral examinations also include high-tech detection of cavities and an oral cancer screening. To our dental team, preventative dentistry goes beyond dental examinations and cleanings. We work with our patients to integrate healthy lifestyle habits that will promote excellent oral and general health.
Our No Drilling Fillings offer patients a comfortable alternative for restorative care. This effective treatment was pioneered and trademarked by Dr. Stern right in our office. No Drilling Fillings remove damaged areas of the tooth structure using a gentle stream of sand and air, functioning like a micro-sandblaster. Once the damaged tissues have been removed, we’re able to restore the stable chewing surface of the tooth with healthy, tooth-colored materials.
If you suffer from gum disease, we provide non-invasive, non-surgical gum disease treatment as often as possible. We utilize Perio-protect, a system in which we provide ongoing gum disease treatment, promoting a healthy oral balance. If you’re suffering from a more severe case of gum disease, you may require additional treatment.
Along with being extensively trained in cosmetic and general dentistry, Dr. Stern also has a vast amount of training in pain management. If you’ve been dealing with the pain of chronic headaches or migraines, we offer treatment options besides pain medications.
Dr. Stern and our entire staff is dedicated to making sure you feel comfortable while in our office. If you deal with dental anxiety, we offer comfort-focused dental solutions, so you can feel at ease while you sit in the dental chair. Learn more about what we can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
With the advancements in technology, you’re exposed 80 percent less to radiation than in the past with dental x-rays. Modern digital x-rays are done quickly and are extremely accurate and have the same radiation exposure as a one to two-hour plane ride.
We follow the guidelines set by the ADA (American Dental Association) and only take x-rays when needed for treatment or diagnosis.
If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, it’s usually a sign of slightly receded gums. This recession of the gum line allows the underlying dentin to show, allowing food and water easier access to the sensitive nerve. To manage this, there are a number of toothpastes, gels, and even some dental procedures that can be utilized. Speak with us if you have extremely sensitive teeth.
Yes, it’s important to visit your general dentist for thorough exams and routine dental cleanings even if you’re not experiencing symptoms of tooth decay or gum disease. Despite regular brushing and flossing, your teeth can still accumulate plaque and tartar that can harbor unwanted bacteria. These bacteria can lead to gum disease and tooth decay if they’re not professionally removed at your dentist’s office.
Visit Dr. Michael Stern at Smile Brighter
Prioritizing regular dental appointments isn’t just important for your oral health, it’s also essential for your overall health and wellness. Our oral hygiene and general dentistry services will ensure a long-lasting, brighter smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stern, call our Willoughby Hills office at (440) 210-0999.