Hygiene and Prevention

At Dental Design Studio, it is our goal to help you maintain your natural teeth for life and achieve the smile of your dreams. Offering comprehensive dental care, Dr. Whalen has extensive experience in all fields of dental treatment.  From your routine hygiene appointments, to replacing silver fillings or even a full smile makeover, Dr. Whalen is here to help you attain your dental goals.

At Dental Design Studio, we understand that every patient is unique; therefore, so is every treatment we deliver. Dr. Whalen provides personalized treatment plans to address your particular needs and desires.

We aspire to make your dental visit a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our dedicated dental team will ensure every step is taken to make you feel relaxed and at ease.

What to Expect at your Hygiene Visit

Each visit, you will be evaluated on your periodontal health, if necessary, digital x-rays and intra oral camera photos will be taken. Dr. Whalen and his hygienists will also perform a comprehensive exam compiling of both your hard and soft tissues. Our office uses the Bio Screen technology which screens for abnormal lesions in their earliest stages.

Following your screenings, X-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment, Dr. Whalen will have a very clear picture of your oral health. With all the information he has gathered, he will then assess how the health and condition of your mouth may affect your whole body health. Our team will then provide an individualized treatment plan including ways to alleviate sensitivity and detailed home care instructions.

From periodontal disease that can lead to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, complications in diabetes and other serious health conditions, to TMJ that can cause headaches, facial pain and more, Dr. Whalen and our hygienists can inform you of any health risks caused by your oral health. They may also also offer treatment suggestions to avoid those risks.

It's so much more than just Brushing and Flossing

When taking care of your oral health, remember this: it’s all about preventing the breakdown of that seal around the tooth. Avoiding infection means the seal stays tight and the pathway to the rest of the body stays closed.

Here are some great tips:

  • Brush after meals and floss. Here’s what to do if you can’t brush in between meals.
  • See your dentist regularly. Ideally, we like to catch oral disease in its earliest phases because gum disease can’t get better—it can only be arrested in their current state. Seeing your dentist regularly is one of the best forms of prevention.
  • Eat foods that promote remineralization, which is the natural process that teeth resist cavities.
  • Include some superfoods in your diet.
  • Make sure you can clean all teeth in your mouth properly. Areas of crowding as well as wisdom teeth tend to be harder to clean and thus, cause disease at a higher rate.
  • Invest in a water flosser.

As you can tell, teeth have a lot more to do with our overall health than you’d think! But when you see first-hand how your mouth and the rest of your body are connected, making better oral health decisions might come a little easier.

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“Dental Design Studio and Dr. Whalen are great! Quality of work and personal attention by the dentist are appreciated.”

– Linda Scherr


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