Your Smile Is Our Passion
We can provide you with all your general dentistry needs including:
At your cleaning appointments, we will:
remove plaque and dental calculus build-up
polish teeth to remove surface stains
offer fluoride varnish treatments to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay
complete an oral cancer screening
complete a periodontal screening to check for
signs of gingivitis, an infection causing bleeding gums
periodontitis, an infection causing bone and tissue loss
We will provide you with information for developing better oral hygiene skills to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.
Did you know that studies show that as many as 80% of adults have some form of gum disease?
The early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If you have gingivitis, your gums bleed when brushed or flossed. Gingivitis is easily treated with a professional dental cleaning and improvements in daily home oral care. Your daily routine needs to include brushing twice daily for two minutes and flossing.
If gingivitis progresses, an infection may develop leading to periodontitis, which will result in loss of supporting bone and tissue.
Treatment of periodontitis depends on how early the disease is caught and the severity. Treatment can include a deep cleaning to remove plaque and calculus above and below the gum line, allowing the gums to heal. This is the only non-surgical treatment for periodontitis. The other option is referring you to one of our trusted Periodontal Specialists.
There is overwhelming proof that fluoride dramatically decreases the incidence of dental cavities. It is important to get an adequate amount of fluoride at home, through tap water and fluoridated toothpastes. It is also very important to receive professional strength applications from your dentist as well.
We will help you determine if you are getting the appropriate amount of fluoride. We provide in-office fluoride treatments for at-risk patients.
As teeth grow, they can sometimes develop grooves that are very deep. These deep grooves are at risk for collecting bacteria and food debris. It is often difficult or even impossible to adequately clean these grooves with a toothbrush. We may recommend sealants for your teeth to help prevent cavities if we notice these grooves in your teeth.
At our practice, we offer tooth-colored fillings made from composite resins. We are careful to achieve excellent esthetics and minimize post-operative sensitivity. These fillings can last many years if they are cleaned and maintained through proper home care and professional dental cleanings.
Crowns cover the entire tooth structure, which inherently makes the tooth stronger and restores it to its natural shape. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that can no longer be restored with fillings or other restorations. Porcelain crowns are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth and they are the longest-lasting restorations that dentists can provide, as long as they are properly cared for.
Bridges and Implants
A bridge is a series of crowns that are connected together. They are fixed to your teeth so they are non-removable.
Dental implants are as close to real teeth as possible. Recent studies show a 95-98% 10-year success rate.
If you have missing teeth and want to restore your smile, Dr. Lesch can discuss your best replacement option with you in depth.
We can create custom whitening trays for your teeth! For the best results, whiten at home for 10-14 days.
You can easily touch up your white smile by wearing them for a couple of nights every 4-6 months.
This is the best and most inexpensive way for patients to whiten their teeth and is a better alternative than store-brand whitening strips. Just remember that only natural tooth structure will whiten. Fillings and crowns will not change color unless they are replaced.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (also known as TMD) symptoms can include
a click or pop when you open or close your mouth
jaw muscle soreness
teeth clenching or grinding
Dr. Lesch will discuss your symptoms with you and determine what course of treatment is best.