General Dentistry

Many people only go to the dentist

when something is wrong.

Scheduling a regular dental exam every 3, 4, or 6 months
is essential for maintaining good oral health.
Cregar Dental provides personalized dental care
for you and your families needs.

Routine Exams & Cleanings:

Regular exams every 3, 4, or 6 months are important for maintaining your smile.
  • Examine your teeth and gums checking for any problems that you may not see or feel.
  • Examine each tooth.
  • Visual inspection to look for cavities or signs of tooth decay.
  • Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis or signs of periodontal disease.
  • Oral cancer screening.
  • Take digital x-rays to diagnosis front and back of teeth..
  • Perform a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing.
  • Scale and polish your teeth to remove any tartar buildup on the tooth’s surface.

Digital X-Rays

X-ray (radiographs) have come a long way over the past few decades.

Now a dentist can get a better idea of what’s going on inside your mouth, diagnose and treat problems not yet visible to the naked eye.

Early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses and abnormal growths are more evident with this new technology.

Digital X-rays provide advanced imaging designed to save time, provide clearer x-rays and exposes patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.

Hand held xray camera
Digital xrays

Intra-Oral Camera

Also know as bite-wings.

The bite-wing camera helps the dentist to examine and diagnosis hard to find problems.

It is used to take x-rays of your teeth in extreme detail for closer examination.

It is used to view each tooth in your mouth to see things such as plaque deposits, decay, worn teeth and broken or missing fillings.

Cleanings

Your general health starts with a healthy mouth.

  • Examine your teeth to look for cavities and any signs of tooth decay
  • Scaling removes plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Polishing the surfaces of your teeth to remove stain, smooth irregularities and provides fluoride for the enamel surfaces of your teeth.
  • Cleaning should be done every 3, 4, or 6 months. Our staff will discuss with you, which option best suits your needs.

Restorations

A restoration can be as simple as fixing a chipped tooth to the more extensive rebuilding of missing or even decayed teeth.

Inlays, crows, veneers and bridges can be created to look like your original teeth.

Dr. Cregar has spent over 32 years restoring and rebuilding confident smiles.

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Soft tissue care

Soft tissue care or Gum care covers oral cancer screenings, proper brushing & flossing techniques, proper use of oral irrigation (water pic).

Flossing is what you do to maintain healthy gums and prevent bacteria from taking hold between your teeth.

This is the first line of defense for good oral hygiene.

Have your gums checked regularly.

Make time for oral examinations to check for signs of disease and decay.

Preventative Dental Care

Taking the time to listen to what you are saying and discuss with you ways to optimize your oral health is key.

A big part in being proactive and preventing damage and decay is knowing what you can do, getting you educated and having you be more aware, so that decalcifications don’t turn in to something bigger.

Sealants & Fluorides

Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay and in preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth’s surface.

A simple treatment that takes just a few minutes and afterwards patients are asked not to rinse, eat, smoke, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride.

Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface.

When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque, which make the tooth less likely to decay.

With sealants, brushing your teeth is more effective against tooth decay

Implant Restorations

Sometimes when things break they can’t be put off.

Sometimes it’s an easy fix.

Sometimes it’s a sign you’ve outgrown the old model.

Dr. Cregar can restore, rebuild or reconstruct whatever damage has occurred to the implants and make them like the day they were first put in.

He’s that good.

Athletic Mouth Guards

Contact sports require a certain care and protection for your mouth.

Store bought mouth guards are generic and only provide a certain level of protection.

A properly constructed mouth guard will protect your mouth and fit better.

mouth guard

Night Guards (Occlusal Splints)

Night guards are designed to provide a high level of protection against grinding your teeth when you sleep.

Occlusal Splints are created from an impression of your teeth so they fit over them perfectly.

They’re tough, durable and save you from doing further damage to you teeth and jaw joints.

Pediatric (Dental Care for Children)

It’s never too early to start good dental and oral habits.

Regular exams at an early age can detect developmental problems in a child’s mouth. Periodic cleanings and fluoride treatments can help children’s teeth to develop stronger and more resistant to decay.

Establishing good oral habits starts with the first tooth.