Smiles of Aurora provides a diverse range of services to our patients - from sleep apnea treatment to complex oral surgeries. We take the greatest pride in offering general dentistry treatments that are safe, practical, and rooted in prevention. Both Dr. Goetz and Dr. Martin are focused on maintaining the total body health of their patients through prevention-based general dentistry.
Following guidelines established by the American Dental Association (ADA), we recommend a checkup every six months to stay ahead of any potential problems.
During your regular cleaning appointment, our team will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer, or tooth decay. If we see anything concerning, we will discuss all treatment options and create a plan that fits with your unique lifestyle.
Smiles of Aurora offers a full spectrum of general dentistry services including:
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you are involved in any type of sports, a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion. At Smiles of Aurora, we use cutting-edge tools that help us make these mouth guards quickly and in-house.
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding with a mouth guard made specifically for you!
Extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors. Anxious about your tooth extraction? Ask us about our safe sedation options.
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during the late teenage years or early twenties. Immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. Whether your wisdom teeth are impacted or have yet to erupt, we will use specialized imaging tools to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Ask about pediatric dental sealants for your kids as well!
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Mineral treatment is used to help support healthy tooth enamel. This treatment can re-mineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them more resilient against bacteria!
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Are your teeth sensitive to heat and cold? Our Aurora doctors use a special desensitizing paste that works immediately. Come back every three months for a touch up!
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans and polishes the teeth. This common treatment is an important preventive measure designed to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients schedule a dental cleaning twice a year.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a serious condition that may occur even in patients who don't smoke or chew tobacco. At Smiles of Aurora, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular checkups.
Chronic halitosis affects more than 50 million people in the United States alone. Common halitosis remedies like mouthwashes and breath mints can mask the symptoms, but it may be possible to treat the root cause. Schedule an appointment at our Aurora dentist office to discuss your treatment options.
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection!
Laser DIAGNOdent cavity detection pinpoints small areas of decay before they’re visible during an exam or even on an x-ray. This specialized technology can yield simple, fast, and painless diagnoses. Making exams, particularly for pediatric patients, much more comfortable.
Cone Beam 3D Imaging
Smiles of Aurora uses this dental technology for precise diagnosis and dental treatment planning.
Our cone beam 3D imaging system is used for dental services like:
- Dental Implants
- Dental X-Rays
- Restorative Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dental Treatments
The imaging system is at the center of everything we do at Smiles of Aurora because it virtually eliminates all guesswork, allowing our doctors to see and plan procedures before beginning your treatment!
X-rays can be an excellent way to help diagnose oral health problems, but an intraoral camera takes it a step further. At Smiles of Aurora, we use our intraoral camera to examine areas of our patient’s mouths that x-rays can’t show.
Questions About Our General Dentistry Services?
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call our Aurora dental practice today to schedule your appointment!