Staying on top of your oral health affords you many benefits, including the ability to chew, speak and smile confidently without any problem or hesitation. Working with a dentist that you trust undoubtedly plays an important role in helping you maintain good oral health for many years. At the practice of Dr. Mia Fitzgerald, our team prides itself on helping patients of all ages and different dental needs. Dr. Fitzgerald stays on top of the latest advances and technologies in dentistry to provide the safest and most effective general dentistry services to our patients.
Dental Exams and Cleanings
Bi-annual dental exams allow Dr. Fitzgerald and our hygienists to catch dental problems before they worsen and require invasive and costly treatment. Every aspect of your teeth, mouth and gums will be examined during your dental exam. An oral cancer screening will also be performed. Your teeth will then be thoroughly cleaned using special instruments that remove plaque and tartar, including build-up that forms at the gum line, which cannot be removed easily with at-home brushing and flossing.
Digital X-rays are one of the most sophisticated diagnostic tools available at our practice. Dr. Fitzgerald prefers to use digital X-rays as they use less radiation than traditional X-rays, and the results appear almost instantly on a computer monitor in our exam rooms. Having digital X-rays in high resolution and available chairside allows us to better explain to you any dental issues you may have and ways to treat them.
A well aligned and fully functioning bite is essential for good oral health, and proper chewing and speaking. Dr. Fitzgerald uses digital X-rays and other sophisticated diagnostic tools to diagnose bite problems and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Minor bite problems may be a result of old or worn out dental fillings that must be replaced. Or, they can be caused by damaged or missing teeth that can be treated with an array of dental restorations, including crowns and dental implants. More extensive bite problems may require orthodontic treatment.
We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly dental practice and offer a variety of dental treatments and services for all members of your family, including dental exams, professional cleanings, dental sealants (recommended for children), periodontal treatment, sports mouth guards, dental restorations, and orthodontics.
At-Home Oral Hygiene
Patient education is extremely important to Dr. Fitzgerald. During your appointment with us, we will provide you with detailed instructions and tips on how to take care of your teeth and gums at home. This includes hands-on instruction and/or written materials to ensure that you are using the proper technique when brushing and flossing your teeth.
With Dr. Fitzgerald, you can rest assured that your oral health is in good hands. To schedule a routine dental exam or to learn more about the general dentistry services we offer, please call or email our Sudbury office today.