The Center provides a variety of dental services for children up through age 21.
- Fluoride Treatments
- Night Guards
- Athletic Mouth Guards
- Root Canals
- Some Crown Preparations
Some prevention and restorative procedures are also availabe for Adults who are CFH Diabetic or pregnant patients.
Some procedures have a lab fee that must be paid up front. You will be informed of any additional charges that you may be responsible for prior to any procedure.
While we offer many cosmetic services, some may not be covered by HealthPay, Medicare or Medicaid or your private insurance. You will be informed of any costs to you prior to the procedure. Certain services require a referral to a specialist in a particular area of dentistry, such as orthodontics.
Watch What You Eat
By Dr. Ana Mattos, DMD, and Dr. Aaron Bumann, DDS
You can help your teeth stay healthy by watching what you eat, how often you eat and how much you eat.
Limiting your food consumption to three meals a day – and an afternoon snack – can make a difference in the health of your teeth. After you eat, your saliva works overtime to neutralize the acid created by food. By neutralizing the acid, your teeth are given time to build back up, preventing the enamel on your teeth from thinning.
If you are constantly putting something in your mouth, your saliva does not have the opportunity to work its prevention magic.
Some foods – like candy, or even cereal and crackers – are sticky and get stuck in your teeth, creating a “buffet” for decay-causing bacteria. That’s why it’s essential to brush your teeth after meals.
And, yes, there are some no-no’s, like sugary gum. And some items are not as healthy as you might think they are. Fruit snacks, for example, are sugar, not fruit.
Dr. Ana Mattos, DMD, and Dr. Aaron Bumann, DDS, are dental residents at the Center for Family Health.