Garden City General Dentistry
General Dentistry by Dr. Nancy Tobin
Advanced Dental Care for All Garden City Smiles
When you think of “General Dentistry,” do you think of regular checkups and cleanings? That’s right, but only partially so.
Modern general dentistry isn’t so “general.” If fact, today’s general dental care is very broad in scope and essential to your health.
Keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy is the first line of defense against any dental problems. The dental hygienists at Tobin Dental Care use advanced technology tools to make sure the cleanings are as thorough and gentle as possible:
The Cavitron ultrasonic scaler is a state-of-the-art tool that uses high frequency ultrasonic waves and gentle pulses of water to clear away any pockets of bacteria below the gum line.
Dr. Tobin recommends regular dental visits every 6 months to protect your teeth and detect any problem while they are small. When problems are discovered early, treatment is easier, less costly, and has a better long-term outcome.
Tobin Dental Care uses the Diode laser for a variety of applications, from soft tissue treatment, cold sore treatment, gum contouring and more.
With modern dental technology and techniques, the periodontal treatment offered at the Garden City dental practice of Dr. Nancy Tobin is gentle and painless. This treatment restores gums to health and helps protect against serious health risks, including stroke, heart attack, cancer and more.
Dr Tobin and her team use the Cavitron and the Piezo Scaler – both soft tissue lasers – in the treatment of gum disease. Both lasers use high frequency ultrasonic waves to clean the teeth and deliver gentle gum treatment. They remove tartar above and below the gum line, and promote healing of the gums and reattachment to the tooth root. Once the gums are clean, Dr. Tobin may place Arestin, a powerful antibiotic created just for the treatment of periodontal bacteria.
Are you involved in sports? How about your child? Every year approximately seven million people – more than half of them as young as 5 years old – are injured during sporting events. And athletes who don’t wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth. That’s why the American Dental Association recommends that anyone participating in sports wear a protective mouth guard. Not only will our custom-made mouth guards protect your teeth, they can protect overall health as well, by reducing the severity and incidence of concussions. Don’t risk it! Call us about our comfortable, smile-saving mouth guards today!
If you suffer from migraines, headaches or pain in the face, neck, shoulders, or upper back, your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) may be the cause. These joints connect the jawbone to the skull and are responsible for opening and closing the mouth. If these joints come out of alignment, any number of discomforts may result.