All dentistry should be cosmetic! We use many techniques to provide you with a smile that’s healthy & beautiful. Appearance is important to everyone, & your smile is one of the first things people notice.
Dr. Hickman will take exceptional care of you while tailoring an affordable treatment plan to meet your individual needs & expectations.
Our office offers cosmetic services that include:
The term Restorative Dentistry refers to the restoration of diseased, injured or abnormal teeth to normal function. We will provide you with a fair and honest assessment of your dental needs so you can choose the best option for your treatment.
Dr. Dustin N. Hickman offers the following restorative dental treatments:
Regular Dental Visits: As an adult, visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings to prevent periodontal disease which is one of the biggest causes of tooth loss in adults. Some people need to be seen more frequently than six months – Dr. Planer will let you know if this is the right option for you based on your unique needs.
Toothbrushes: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that won’t scratch or irritate teeth or damage gums. Invest in a power toothbrush to ensure effective brushing for two minutes. You can purchase an Oral B electric toothbrush at our office!
Brushing: Make sure you spend enough time to clean your teeth properly. Brush for two minutes, and brush at least two times a day.
Tongue Brushing: Remember to brush your tongue to remove bacteria that can cause bad breath.
Flossing: Floss at least one time a day to dislodge food in between teeth and also remove plaque on teeth and along the gum line. Ease floss in between teeth gently rather than snapping it into place and potentially damaging gums.
Rinse Cycle: Thoroughly rinse toothbrushes after use, but do not cover or store them in closed containers on a regular basis – this can encourage the growth of microorganisms.
Switch it up: Replace toothbrushes or brush heads when they become worn and frayed, usually every three to four months or more often for children.
Fluoride: Find out if your home’s water supply is fluoridated. If it’s not, we can suggest alternative ways to provide fluoride protection.