General Dentistry for Scarborough Families
You already have enough to worry about when it comes to the well-being of you and your loved ones – why not trust your smiles in our hands? At White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to not only treat your dental problems, but help you prevent them from happening in the first place through our dedicated approach to general care. With check-ups, cleanings, and much more, Dr. Samantha Amaro and her staff can give patients of all ages the support and skilled protection they need to enjoy optimal oral health for life.
Available General & Family Dentistry Services
Dental Check-Ups & Oral Hygiene
We strongly recommend that everyone attends at least two dental check-ups and cleanings a year, or one every six months. This is important because even patients who diligently keep up with brushing and flossing can develop potential oral health issues that need the attention of a professional. During your in-depth evaluation, Dr. Amaro will inspect each of your teeth, your gums, your jaw, and other areas of your mouth for any signs of decay, damage, or developmental concerns with the help of digital X-ray technology. By gathering a complete picture of your oral health, we can create a customized plan for any necessary treatment and revitalize your smile as quickly as possible. Additionally, an in-depth cleaning with one of our gentle, friendly hygienists will get rid of any tricky plaque and leave your teeth and gums feeling refreshed.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Pretty much everybody has heard of cavities and periodontal disease – but what about oral cancer? On average, one American dies every hour from this devastating condition, and half of the people diagnosed this year won’t go on to live more than five years. Here in Scarborough, Dr. Amaro and her team take this threat very seriously. That’s why we strongly recommend that adults undergo an oral cancer screening every year. By using advanced technology to search your mouth for any possible signs of cancerous tissue (including white or red spots or small sores), we can catch this disease at its earliest stages and dramatically increase your chances of being treated successfully.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a common ailment, especially for patients who struggle with a lot of daily stress and anxiety. What’s worse is that many people aren’t even aware it’s happening because they only experience grinding when they sleep, which can lead to worn-down teeth, headaches, facial pain, and other unpleasant effects with no clear cause. Thankfully, Dr. Amaro is here to provide you with much-needed relief. A customized oral appliance (also known as a nightguard) worn while sleeping can protect the teeth and jaw from grinding. For many patients, this completely alleviates the problem; if ill effects persist, our team can prescribe additional therapy options.
Helmets, knee pads, and other protective measures are common staples of protection when it comes to playing certain sports. However, statistics show that up to 40% of all sports injuries involve the face, which means your smile could be in danger every time you go out to play. At White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help give you and/or your sports-minded child some peace of mind with a comfortable, personalized mouthguard that dramatically decreases the risk of an oral injury.
Additional Treatment Options
Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Amaro Today
Here in Scarborough, patient happiness is always our top priority. That’s why Dr. Amaro and her friendly, all-female staff take their time to provide you with care that’s always respectful, personalized, and as comfortable as can be. Contact White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule your first appointment.