Preventative Care, Exams, Cleanings & Sealants
Dr. Alla Aver and her team perform a comprehensive exam on each patient.
Her team of friendly, caring professional hygienists will clean your teeth from plaque and calculus. They will also discuss natural home care techniques and may recommend natural, organic products to assist in your daily preventative care.
At Glenview Smiles, we understand a healthy mouth is essential to your overall health. Therefore as part of each exam, Dr. Aver provides the following:
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) Screening
- Craniosacral Evaluation
- Digital X-rays & Intraoral Photos
- Restorative & Gum Evaluation
- Microscopic Bacterial Evaluation
Oral Cancer Screening
The tissue and overall health of your mouth can be affected by certain lifestyle choices like alcohol or smoking. Therefore it is important to have oral cancer screenings as part of your dental exam. Dr. Aver will perform a thorough oral cancer exam that includes more than a glimpse of your mouth. She will feel your face, neck, lips, mouth, tongue, thyroid gland, salivary glands and lymph nodes for any abnormalities.
Traditional visual oral screenings are limited to what is seen by the naked eye. Now with new technology Dentist can identify, evaluate, monitor and mark abnormal oral cell lesions suspicious for pathology including precancerous and cancerous cells that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam. Dr. Aver offers ViziLite screening. ViziLite screenings can range from $65-$100, however Dr. Aver strongly believes in preventative care and offers annual screenings for a nominal fee of $25. Learn more about ViziLite as featured on FOX.
It is estimated that over 10 million Americans* are affected by TMJ Disorders-a condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. As part of your preventive care exam, Dr. All Aver will perform a noninvasive Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) exam.
What to expect:
- An examination of your bite alignment
- Feel for tenderness or abnormalities of the joint and muscles
- Pressing areas of the head to identify areas of sensitivity or painful
- Inspecting the jaw as it opens and shuts
- X-rays of the jaw (if necessary)
Dr. Aver is trained in Craniosacral Therapy and performs a craniosacral screening as part of her whole-body approach. It encourages the body’s natural healing process by releasing tensions through the use of gentle touches and very light pressure. As part of a patient’s exam and before dental work is performed, Dr. Aver balances the craniosacral system to release any tension in the jaw, bones and teeth, restoring a natural balance to the patient’s mouth, hard palate, and temporomandibular joints.
Digital X-rays & Intraoral Photos
The use of digital X-rays is a standard practice at Glenview Smiles. Digital X-rays are safer, faster, more comfortable and help reduce your exposure to radiation up to 90% compared to traditional film X-rays. Digital X-rays also allow for a healthy, green environment since it eliminates the need to use toxic chemicals from film development. Dr. Aver also uses an Intraoral Camera (IO) to understand what is going on inside your mouth. An intraoral camera can expose hard to see areas, cracks, and decay that are not noticed by the naked eye.
Periodontal Wellness and Treatment
Restorative and Gum Evaluation
Dr. Aver takes the time to evaluate all restorative dental work and screen for signs of gum disease. Gum disease is common, but can be prevented through proper, consistent periodontal care and nutrition. Dr. Aver will look for signs of gum disease and discuss a treatment plan that includes nutrition and natural remedies for prevention and treatment.
Microscopic Bacterial Evaluation
At no additional charge, Dr. Aver provides a quick and painless evaluation of your oral bacteria. Why? The bacteria in your mouth give insight into not only the health of your mouth, but an understanding of your overall body’s health and wellness. Patients with compromised health may reveal high levels of bacterial activity and this helps Dr. Aver choose the most appropriate treatment for each patient.
More information about Microscopic Imaging of Dental Plaque
Plaque Analysis: Collection Instructions
Gum Disease: Preventing Re-Infection
Bishphenol A (BPA) Free Sealant
Bishphenol A, better known as BPA, is a controversial chemical found in plastics which has been linked to health illnesses. Sealants are commonly used by dentists as a preventable measure against tooth decay for children. A report from Pediatrics states “BPA-containing dental materials should be minimized.” Dr. Aver strongly believes in avoiding unnecessary toxins and only uses sealants that are BPA free, making them safe for children and pregnant women.
Good nutrition is essential component to oral health. As a Nutritionist, Dr. Aver understands the association between diet, nutritional status and lifestyle behavior as it relates to oral health. Through a nutritional and lifestyle assessment, Dr. Aver works with each patient to understand their overall wellness, and guides them toward healthier choices.