Taking care of your mouth at home, with daily brushing and flossing, is an essential part of maintaining the health of your mouth. However, even the best brushers can still experience oral health issues. At Kenneth G. Wallis, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide professional cleanings, along with complimentary oral cancer screenings, to help optimize your oral health.
Gum disease is a progressive oral health issue that has serious consequences. It begins as gingivitis, which can easily be reversed. However, when gum disease begins to progress, professional treatment is needed. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide comprehensive treatment for gum disease to restore the health of your mouth.
Your smile is the first impression you leave. Any number of imperfections can dull your smile, and cause you to leave the wrong impression—that you don’t take care of yourself, or that you are older than your actual age. Imperfections can even affect your confidence, leaving you to hide your smile, and give the impression that you are unfriendly. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer some cosmetic services to restore your smile, so you can make the lasting impression you want.
Your smile creates a lasting impression on those around you. When your teeth are dull and discolored, it can send the wrong message. Discolored teeth can also make you self-conscious, and cause you to hide your smile, which can give the impression that you are unfriendly or cold. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help with Zoom in-office whitening.
Cavities occur in your teeth as the result of tooth decay. Oral bacteria that live naturally in your mouth feed on lingering food particles. As they eat, they produce acids, which eat away at the enamel layer of your teeth. Over time, pits form in your teeth, where bacteria can hide. The cavity continues to grow, and can eventually work its way into the interior of the tooth. Bacteria can enter the tooth and lead to a painful infection. Fillings are a common treatment for dealing with cavities. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer composite resin (tooth-colored) fillings.
Your teeth do a lot for you every day. In return, you do your best to take care of them. However, sometimes, accidents happen. Your tooth might be chipped or cracked. When your tooth is compromised or weakened in any way, it is at risk for further damage and infection. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can repair your damaged tooth and protect it from further harm with porcelain and gold crowns.
Tooth loss has serious consequences on your life, affecting the many important functions of your mouth. Even losing just one tooth can have an impact on your abilities to eat and speak, as well as impact the overall health of your mouth. Traditionally, replacing a missing tooth meant a bridge, partial dentures or full dentures, depending upon your specific situation. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer the latest alternative—dental implants.
When you lose a tooth, it may not seem like such a big deal, especially if it’s in an area that’s not visible when you speak or smile. However, the truth is, even the loss of a single tooth can have an impact on your quality of life. Missing a tooth can make it more difficult to eat. Depending upon the location of the tooth, it can interfere with your speech. Food can get stuck in the space, and it can be difficult to properly clean the area, leading to a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Moreover, on top of all of that, your surrounding teeth may begin to shift from their natural positions, throwing off your bite. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide you with several options for the replacement of missing teeth. One of the options available to you is a dental bridge.
Your teeth may be a small part of your body, but they have several important features. They are the first step in the digestive process, breaking down the foods you eat. They help you to form certain words and sounds when you speak. They provide you with a beautiful smile. When you lose your teeth, all of these functions are affected. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide you with options for replacing missing teeth. One of your options is dentures, both full and partial.
Brushing and flossing your teeth are essential daily habits to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. However, even with doing both every single day, some areas of your mouth are more difficult to clean than others and can be missed. When they are frequently missed, your risk for issues, such as cavities, increases. One of the areas of your mouth prone to cavities is the chewing surfaces of your molars. These areas contain deep grooves and depressions where food can get stuck, creating an ideal habitat for bacteria. At Kenneth G. Wallis, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help to protect these areas of your mouth with sealants.
Do you wake up in the morning with severe pain in your jaw? If so, you could be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. This condition does not only make your jaw hurt, it can also make simple tasks, such as eating and speaking, excruciatingly painful. While bruxism can occur at any time, it most frequently occurs at night, when you can’t control the contractions of the muscles in your face and jaw. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can provide you with a night guard, which can aid greatly in alleviating your pain.
Sports are a wonderful activity for people of all ages. However, some sports can pose risks for injuries. To prevent injuries in a collision with other players, you put on the appropriate protective gear. Helmets are frequently used to protect your head from harm. However, in the event of contact, you may still experience oral trauma. At Kenneth G. Wallis, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help you to protect your mouth (or the mouth of your child) with a sports mouth guard.
An infection in one of your teeth is a dangerous situation. Left alone, untreated, an infection can spread into your bloodstream. Bacteria can spread all throughout your body, causing all kinds of complications, such as high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help to remove the infection from your tooth and protect it from further damage with root canal therapy.
Your teeth are an integral part of your mouth, serving several important functions, including biting and chewing food, controlling air flow when you speak, keeping your jawbone strong, and providing you with a full, beautiful smile. You do your best to take care of your teeth, but sometimes accidents happen, and they suffer damage. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer numerous options for restoring damaged teeth so that they can remain in your mouth. There are some instances, though, that no restoration can fix. When restorations cannot save your teeth, extractions become necessary.
You do your best to take care of your mouth. You brush and floss every day, and you attend your regular dental cleanings and exams. However, sometimes, emergencies happen. They can happen at any time, and many require immediate care. At Kenneth G. Wallis DDS Family and Cosmetic dentistry, we provide emergency care to help protect your oral health.
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made to fit better while moving teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as "contact lenses for teeth."
Healthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At Kenneth G. Wallis, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques.