Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry Services
Making it to your regular cleaning appointments helps protect your smile for life. Plaque even builds up on the teeth of those who have good dental hygiene. Our friendly hygienist will remove all the plaque from your teeth, so that it does not develop into damaging cavities. If you require periodontal care, we advise you come in for cleanings more frequently, 3-4 times as opposed to the usual 2.
Over 70% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, but they don’t even know it. When we help our patients eliminate bacterial infections around their teeth, we don’t just help save their smile — we’re also fighting against problems like heart disease, stroke, and infertility, just to name a few! Otherwise, that dangerous bacteria can spread straight into your bloodstream, making it harder to manage conditions from pneumonia to diabetes.
Our New Patient Special
$99 New Patient Exam
New patients are eligible for a $99 exam, cleaning, and x-rays. Call today to schedule!
(This offer is valid for patients without insurance, paying cash only.)
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sport, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
Are you grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep? When you grind your teeth, it wears away their protective enamel. Once enamel is gone, the teeth are more vulnerable to damaging problems like cavities and fractures.
A night guard is a mouthguard that fits over your teeth to cushion them. This way your teeth wear down the night guard rather than their enamel. Night guards can also give your jaw the rest it needs while you sleep. Dr. Sorenson will ensure your custom-made night guard fits comfortably during your visit so you can get the best results and protect your teeth while you sleep.
Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors - not to mention, they are very painful!Fortunately, we can help. While we always advise conservative treatment options, sometimes extraction is the best option to conserve the rest of your smile.
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, Dr. Sorenson will use x-ray imaging to determine if they will need to be extracted.
Dental sealants seal off deep grooves and pits that are vulnerable to cavities. Dr. Sorenson carefully paints this thin layer of plastic onto the tooth to protect it for years to come. Dental sealants are particularly recommended for children.
Fluoride applications remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them resilient against bacteria.
Dr. Sorenson has advanced training in digital dentistry for planning treatments precisely and for fully including you in your care with the aid of high resolution photographs of your oral health environment. Sorenson Dental uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
Contact our office today to schedule your preventive dental cleanings!
Check out our full list of dental services our Hugo, MN office provides to families.