Below is a list of services we provide. You may click on any of the services for a short description of the treatment.
Regular cleanings from the dentist, together with regular brushing and flossing can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
- Prevent chronic degenerative diseases
- Treat the causes, not just the symptoms
We want to work with you in a co-theraputic role, without invasive techniques or environmentally harmful chemicals. We do keep current with, and use, advanced technologies, but we also recommend alternative therapies that have been successful for centuries, such as nutrition, meditation, homeopathy, vitamin supplementation, and acupuncture.
Here are some of the ways we serve you holistically:
Recommending PH testing and Alkaline Diet
Alkaline body balance promotes health, minimized inflammation, and harmful bacterial growth. Dietary products that will work to restore your acid alkaline balance are available in our office.
The right nutrition is necessary to support healthy growth and repair. We will be happy to make recommendations regarding multivitamin and mineral supplements.
Using Homeopathic Remedies
All of the following work wonders in the context of dentistry:
- Arnica Traumeel™ for First Aid
- Chamomile for Teething
- Aconite, Gelsenium, and Rescue Remedy™ for Anxiety Control (for those nervous about their dental appointment)
Employing Tooth and Gum Tonic and Toothpaste
Introducing antibacterial and herbal products for fresh breath and healthy gums. Please ask for more information about the herbal products we endorse.
Using plain Anesthetics
Anesthetics free of preservatives, with no chemical burn, and they minimize your chance of immune reactivity.
Testing for Biocompatibility
All materials we use in your mouth are tested for biocompatibility so you will experience no allergies or reactions.
During this evaluation, Dr. Bush will review the major keys to prevention:
- Proper brushing and flossing
- Toothpastes and Rinses
- Diet and Nutrition
In-Office Bleaching usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed over the gums to protect the soft tissue. A bleaching agent containing carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth, and a laser light is then used to enhance the action of the whitening agent .
At-Home bleaching requires an impression of the teeth to be taken to make a customized mouth guard to hold the whitening gel, containing carbide peroxide, against the teeth. Once the mouth guard is made, it is worn for a period of time, as instructed by our office. The amount of time may vary from a couple hours a day, or all night, for up to four weeks or longer, if desired.
The MDI system consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts as a retaining fixture and is incorporated into the base of your denture, false tooth, or bridge. The procedure generally takes just over 1 hour. It is a one step procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery with no sutures. This system is especially effective on the lower dentures and can eliminate the traditional slipping or discomfort associated with tradtional dentures.
Benefits of Mini-Dental Implants
- Smaller and thinner than a regular dental implant
- Less invasive and faster healing
- No adhesives or pastes needed
- Improved bone retention
Depending on the degree of tooth damage, any of the following dental treatments may be used:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Tooth bonding
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental bridges
- Periodontal Treatments
- Endodontic Treatments
After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Bush will create a step by step treatment plan for your reconstruction. The specific order of treatments will be outlined and explained during the evaluation.
Full mouth reconstruction can require multiple visits to the dentist office and can possibly take as long as 12 months. But at the end of this process, your mouth work better and look and feel great!
Straightening crooked or misaligned teeth has traditionally involved wearing a set of uncomfortable metal braces for years. However, with Invisalign®, you wear a series of clear aligners that are undetectable. Dr. Bush works with an orthodontist to fit you for a custom set of the comfortable, removable aligners. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Complete (Full) Dentures are made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and are made to look like natural gums, which sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.
Removable Partial Dentures are made only when a few teeth need to be replaced. The removable partial denture either attaches to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is attached to the teeth on both sides of the partial denture. Partial dentures can be removable or they can be anchored in place by attaching them to dental implants. Removable partial dentures can be supported in place by attaching them to dental implants when wearing them during the day.
Botox® and Juvederm®
With noticeable results without surgery or recovery time, there are many reasons why Botox® Cosmetic treatments could be right for you. Botox® offers noticeable changes to your appearance without surgery or recovery time, and is ideal for erasing facial lines on the forehead and around the eyes, leaving you looking more youthful and feeling more beautiful. It can also be used to treat migraine headaches, TMJ/TMD pain and pain from grinding teeth.
TMJ and Sleep Apnea
Some TMJ symptoms:
To treat TMJ disorders, first the cause has to be identified. Some causes of TMJ include: teeth grinding or clenching, habitual gum chewing, misalignment of the teeth and stress. In less severe cases, TMJ disorders can be treated with self-managed care (eating soft foods, using heat or ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (preventive appliances, anti-inflammatory medications, Botox injections, stabilization splints). In severe cases, surgical treatments (jaw joint replacements) may be necessary.
TMJ conditions fall into three main categories:
- Myofascial pain which involves discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function.
- Internal derangement of the joint that can mean a displaced disc, dislocated jaw, or injury to the condyle.
- Arthritis which is degenerative inflammatory disorder.
Sleep apnea is an ongoing condition that disrupts sleep. When breathing is paused or becomes shallow, one will often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep, making the quality of sleep poor.
Symptoms of sleep apnea include headaches, restless sleep and fatigue. Left untreated, it can lead to more serious health risks such as heart problems, stroke, gastric reflux, depression, stress, anxiety, etc…
For mild sleep apnea, a custom fitted mouth piece or some lifestyle changes (weight loss, smoking cessation, clearing nasal passages) may be helpful.
Sleep apnea appliance therapy involves the selection, fitting and use of a specially designed oral appliance that maintains an open, unobstructed airway in the throat when worn during sleep. Very effective at opening the airway, a sleep apnea appliance is easier to manage than a CPAP machine and can be an excellent alternative to surgery. These appliances can provide a more restful night’s sleep, improving overall health.