Teeth Whitening: When teeth are stained from age, coffee, tea, and tobacco, we can whiten them several shades by a simple, customized, professional process. With either an in-home method or an in-office method, whitening provides a beautiful change that can last for years.
- Yearly touch ups at minimal expense will maintain your color indefinitely.
- Professional strength take-home solution with a custom-fitted mouthpiece.
- Minimal discomfort and provide beautiful results. While some sensitivity can occur as part of the whitening process, any discomfort is temporary and completely reversible with discontinuation of use.
Laser: Soft-tissue lasers have actually been used in dentistry for over ten years. But those soft-tissue lasers, which are used to trim gums and growth around the mouth, didn’t replace the use of needles and drills for fillings. Then, about six years ago, hard-tissue lasers emerged from Japan. These are the lasers you may be hearing more about recently because of their revolutionary effects on the dental industry, allowing dentists to replace the needles and drills used for fillings in most cases. Today’s lasers are being used to offer patients a safe and friendly alternative to the shot and drill.
OpusDent lasers promise to eliminate or significantly reduce the need for anesthesia (and needles!). They allow the dentist to perform procedures more quickly and with greater precision, minimize bleeding and the risk of infection, and promote faster recoveries with less pain. All of which is done at the speed of light.
Numerous dental procedures are performed using lasers. From surgical to cosmetic procedures for patients of all ages, lasers are making us all more comfortable in the dental chair. A popular cosmetic use is the re-contouring or re-shaping gums (sometimes described as “plastic surgery for the smile”). Another use is the vaporization of bacteria in periodontal pockets which promotes healing. Dental lasers are even used to treat cold sores with no anesthesia, providing immediate relief and disappearance of the sores.
Dr. Walden says his patients are extremely happy with his purchase of the laser and the results. “I like to say that with the laser I’m now giving them beautiful, healthy smiles at the speed of light.”
Health: Did you know that flossing could save your life? Scientific research continues to support the relationship between gum disease and other systemic diseases, such as heart attack, strokes, diabetes, and premature and low birth weight babies. The number one cause of bad breath is undetected gum disease. We are committed to helping you learn good oral health habits to protect your smile for a lifetime.
Orthodontics: Dr. Walden has been doing Orthodontic treatment for over 25 years. Treatment includes straight wire, Clear Correct, and Invisalign.
Health Services Provided in our office:
- Dental Sealants
- Routine Checkups and Cleanings
- Patient Education
- Night guards
- Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment
- Tooth–Colored Fillings
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
- Partial Dentures
- Root Canal Therapy
Choosing a family dentist that cares for the best interest of your children is an important decision. We want your children to be comfortable with their dentist and to experience dentistry in a non-threatening environment.