Family Dentistry for the Quad Cities area
Innovative Dentistry is dedicated to high-quality, personalized dental care for individuals and families in the Quad Cities area. Our caring team takes pride in our personal approach to dentistry that ensures the unique needs of every patient are met. We will listen to your goals and address your concerns, and together, determine the best treatment plan for a brighter, whiter smile.
It is our mission to provide adults and children alike with the preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry they trust in a professional, gentle, and calm environment. At Innovative Dentistry, we have the training and the experience to provide you and your family with the care you want and need, that will help preserve your overall oral health.
Most people fail to realize that their oral health is closely connected to their overall health. Regular dental exams and checkups help ensure that your mouth is clean and healthy. They also make your dentist privy to other medical conditions, such as diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal irregularities. Routine dental care is tantamount in preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions that affect the mouth. Parents should bring their children in for their first dental exam as soon as their first tooth comes in and then schedule subsequent visits every six months.
(AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age. and that they offer exams for children.
Dental x-rays are an important preventive and diagnostic tool that provides Dr. James and Dr. Carolyn with vital information regarding the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. We use advanced digital x-rays to help check for cavities, cancerous lesions, abscesses, gum disease and other abnormalities.
Fluoride treatment is a simple yet effective treatment option for keeping your mouth healthy, and is administered during your routine dental cleanings. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens your teeth, preventing tooth decay and fortifying your enamel. Call us today to speak with Dr. James or Dr. Carolyn about your preventative dentistry options.
Sealants are a method for preventing decay on the chewing surfaces of new teeth. They are typically placed on the permanent molars as they begin to grow in. Sealants are made of a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth; this protects them from harmful acids and plaque that collects over time. Sealant application is a simple procedure and is extremely effective in preventing tooth decay, especially in children’s teeth.
Broken or decayed teeth are often easily fixed with a simple filling. A composite filling is a tooth-colored material that is used to fill the tooth once the cavity has been removed and cleaned. The material is then layered into the tooth and cured with an invisible light. Finally, the filling is shaped and polished to match the appearance of the rest of the tooth. Because composite fillings are tooth-colored, they are virtually unnoticeable.
Root canals (or endodontic therapy) are necessary when a tooth nerve has been injured in some way due to trauma. This nerve injury and the resulting ultra sensitive tooth or abscess can be painless, very sensitive, or extremely painful. For root canals, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, disinfect the canals and then fill it with a special material that will help prevent further infections. Sometimes, your dentist will also provide a crown for the tooth in order to fully restore its function and protect the tooth from cracking.
Regardless of your reason for visiting innovative Dentistry, Dr. James, Dr. Carolyn, and the entirety of our staff is committed to providing you and your family the best family dental care possible. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 563-355-4544.