Our main mission is to make sure that your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful. Dr. Stacy Goodwill & Dr. Jessica Majidian offer every patient comprehensive dental care, which includes a thorough checkup, a professional cleaning, and any maintenance necessary to keep your teeth and gums in the absolute best shape possible. Visiting our dental office for regular dental checkups allows the dentists to monitor your mouth for early signs of infection or other dental problems. By catching the problems early, the doctor can better treat them without the need for major procedures, saving you both time and money.
Whether a child has just gotten their first few teeth or someone is enjoying their golden years, we recommend that absolutely everyone should attend at least two checkup and cleaning appointments each year. In addition to performing a thorough exam so we can catch any problems early, our hygienists will also use special tools to give your teeth a deep cleaning. This will have the dual benefit of removing plaque and tartar from those hard to reach places in your mouth, and it will also break up minor surface stains on the enamel, ensuring your smile stays nice and white.
In addition to cavities and gum disease, our team can also help patients catch oral cancer during its initial stages so they can get treatment as quickly as possible. Early detection is crucial to surviving oral cancer, and our team will be able to spot problem areas in your mouth way before you’ll notice anything, so this is just another reason not to miss out on your regular appointments! If needed, we can organize for a biopsy so a patient can get diagnosed right away.
“Bruxism” is the official term for teeth grinding, and as many as 1 in 3 Americans will experience it at some point in their life. It’s a common response to daily stress, and many people only do it while they sleep, making it an extremely hard habit to break. This exposes the teeth to pressure that’s more intense than normal chewing and can cause serious damage over time. Fortunately, with a custom-made mouthpiece called an occlusal guard, we can help a patient protect their smile and rest easy at the same time. It simply fits over the teeth and places a barrier between them to prevent any grinding.
If you move your jaw from side to side, those little joints you feel right below your ears are your TMJ or temporomandibular joint. Whether due to inflammation, an injury, or a misaligned bite, it can sometimes develop stiffness and pain, leading to something called a TMJ disorder, or TMD. This can lead to dysfunction throughout the face, head, and neck, but we can help patients tackle these kinds of problems at Cornerstone Dental. Depending on a patient’s needs, we can either rebalance their bite or use a specially-made mouthpiece to improve jaw function and relieve pain at the same time.