510 E State St
Mauston, WI 53948
Preventative Dental Care
Dental health starts with quality preventative dental care services. Things like fluoride treatments and regular cleanings help to prevent oral health problems. Exams, x-rays, and oral cancer screenings can help your dentist identify possible issues early before they become more serious.
Dental Cleanings & Dental Exams
Maintain your oral health by regularly coming for your dental cleanings. Every patient has different dental cleaning needs, and we will customize a plan that works best for you.
Oral Hygiene Instructions
If we didn’t give you a tip to help you improve your oral health, we didn’t do our job.
Oral Cancer Screening
Is included in every exam, we will do a visual oral cancer screening for all patients.
It reduces dental decay. Since 1945, the U.S. Government has supported the regulated addition of fluoride to water that is made available for public drinking. In lesser amounts, ingested fluoride could potentially strengthen the enamel when it is being formed in small children or pregnant women. It is recommended that fluoride levels in water should range from 0.5mg – 1.0mg per liter of water with 0.7mg per liter as ideal. In unusual cases, excessively high content of fluoride in water will transform the appearance of the enamel, making permanent teeth appear stained and pitted. The careful application fluoride to the teeth, whether using toothpaste or gels, can aid in the prevention of tooth decay and can decrease the sensitivity of unprotected root surfaces.
A tooth-colored material used to microscopically seal exposed tooth surfaces or the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent tooth decay.
Digital X-Rays use lower levels of radiation and an electronic sensor to produce a black and white image of the teeth and the surrounding bone structure. This technology is a new development in dentistry and offers benefits such as an improved view of problem areas. The pictures are displayed immediately on a computer screen and are saved in the computer allowing easy access and transfer. Like conventional dental x-rays, digital x-rays are used inside the mouth to observe the teeth, the jaw-bone, and dental restorations accurately. Dental x-rays, including digital x-rays, play a crucial role in the identification of decay and failing crowns and fillings, the precise placement of dental implants, and the appropriate treatment of teeth in needs of root canals. Digital x-rays can significantly help the dentist in evaluating the upper and lower jaws, the sinuses, and the temporomandibular joints. This technology uses very low levels of radiation and is considered to be very safe. Protective lead aprons may be worn to cover various body parts while x-rays are being taken.
A small handheld camera that can capture images of your teeth or other structures in the mouth. Seeing is believing, and we would like to share what we see with our patients.
“Laughing gas” is given to a patient with a combination of oxygen. It has a relaxing effect that helps restless people calm down during their dental treatment. While using nitrous oxide, the patient remains conscious and can speak with the dentist about the procedure. The calming effect is gone almost immediately after the procedure is over. This allows the person to drive home safely. Nitrous oxide can hardly have any side effects when used properly on patients.