Regular Dental Cleanings

Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During your checkup appointment, we will evaluate the health of your gums, examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies, as well as perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth.

We pay special attention to plaque and tartar, since this can build up in a very short time if good oral hygiene is not practiced between visits. If not removed, soft plaque can harden on the teeth and irritate the gum tissue. If not treated, plaque can lead to gum disease.

To schedule your appointment, call 608-786-3303.

Patient in for a regular cleaning at Allen Dental in West Salem, WI
Before and after of silver (amalgam) fillings and new composite resin white filling

White Fillings

At Allen Dental, we use white (composite resin) fillings when correcting cavities. A white-colored composite resin filling is the most conservative restorative option for a decayed or broken tooth in dentistry today. The composite resin filling material is available in many shades to match the color of the tooth that it will be placed in. Using a white filling material is not just about aesthetics; it is also about conserving your tooth structure.

When a tooth has decay present and needs to be fixed, a white filling only requires the removal of the diseased tooth structure (the cavity). In contrast, when using silver (amalgam) fillings, healthy enamel and dentin is removed.

 

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WaterLase™

Experience pain-free dentistry with our WaterLase technology. WaterLase is a dental laser that enables us to use minimal (or no) anesthetic or drills to perform many routine dental procedures. Traditional dental drills vibrate, creating pain and pressure that can even damage healthy teeth by creating cracks. The WaterLase laser is gentle and allows for precision treatment for both comfortable and quick dental treatment.

 

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Waterlase® at Allen Dental in West Salem, WI

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