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We perform a wide range of techniques for restoring dental health after disease, injury and other common conditions. All are performed employing cutting-edge procedures and technologies. Our fees are affordable and our staff strives to accommodate patients’ schedule, concerns, and finances.

  • Six Month Smiles

    Six Month Smiles LogoSix Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics.  There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.  Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle. See our case studies!

     

    Our Case Studies!

    How is SIX MONTH SMILES different from “Regular Orthodontics”?

    This treatment takes an AVERAGE of six months vs. about 2 years for traditional orthodontics. Your “investment” is less with Six Month Smiles vs. traditional orthodontics. Six Month Smiles is small tooth movement and the brackets and wires are tooth colored.

    Does it really take ONLY six months?

    Most patients who are CANDIDATES finish in about SIX MONTHS. The amount of tooth movement that we need to accomplish determines the amount of time your treatment will take. If the treatment requires that you wear elastics, your compliance to wearing the elastics can also be a determiner of the amount of time it will take.

    Will I have to wear retainers?

    ABSOLUTELY! We want to protect your investment by KEEPING YOUR TEETH STRAIGHT. We will place permanent bonded retainers on the tongue side of your upper and lower 6 front teeth and we will also take impressions for removable retainers that you will wear at night for the rest of your life.

    What is the difference in SIX MONTH SMILES and INVISALIGN?

    The Invisalign System is a series of REMOVABLE appliances that make the patients teeth move. THE PATIENT is responsible for placing the appliance and removing the appliance per the dentist instructions. This system is more expensive than SIX MONTH SMILES and takes longer. One of the obstacles of Invisalign that is NOT in the SIX MONTH SMILES SYSTEM is that the brackets are bonded on to the teeth and the patient doesn’t have to think about putting them in and taking them out daily, therefore the treatment time is more predictable.

     

    Does the SIX MONTH SMILES SYSTEM hurt?

    As with conventional braces and most dental procedures, you may experience some mild discomfort on the day the appliances are placed and for a couple of days after each adjustment that will be lessened by Ibuprofen or Tylenol. We recommend that you take and over-the-counter pain reliever prior to your Six Month Smiles appointments.

  • Zoom Whitening

    Power whitening makes it possible to achieve a whiter, brighter smile—right here in our office.

    How power whitening works:

    A special light is shined onto the teeth after they have been coated with a whitening gel. The light works with the gel to release oxygen. The oxygen penetrates the outer enamel layer and then the dentin layer of the teeth, bleaching away stains and discolored areas.

    Power whitening quickly brightens your smile:

    Once we have determined that power whitening is right for you, we may begin by thoroughly removing any plaque and tartar from your teeth. Then we’ll start the whitening process with protective glasses, a lip retractor, and a cream or lotion to shield your eyes, lips, and face.  We’ll then isolate the teeth and protect your gums by applying a special protective material to the gum tissue or by placing a rubber dam.

    Next, we paint the whitening gel onto your teeth, and while you relax in the chair, we shine a light or laser onto the teeth. We may repeat this cycle several times.

    Since every case is different, we carefully evaluate your individual results. Your new smile will lighten, on average, about 6 to 10 shades. We may sometimes recommend a fluoride treatment, additional bleaching at home, or another session here in our office. We’ll also give you instructions for taking care of your new smile and for handling any post-whitening sensitivity.

    Power whitening is a safe and effective technology that can help give you a beautiful new smile, all in one appointment.

    At Home Whitening: Are you a candidate?

    AT HOME WHITENING:

    Over time, your teeth darken as minerals penetrate their outer enamel layer. This darkening can be caused by foods and beverages that stain, such a coffee, colas, tea, red wine, or berries. Tobacco products, like cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco, can cause teeth to take on a yellowish brown hue. The natural aging process can also cause your teeth to darken.

    We can prescribe a home whitening system that will safely lighten these stains, giving you a whiter, brighter smile. A specially formulated whitening gel, designed to be highly effective, yet safe, gently forces oxygen through the enamel of your teeth. The process virtually erases stains and brightens your teeth, without damaging your tooth enamel or your gums.

    DESIGNING YOUR WHITENING SYSTEM:

    First, we thoroughly examine your teeth and your mouth to make sure at-home whitening is an appropriate option for you. We then take impressions of your teeth, and use the impressions to make models of your teeth. Using these models, we make a personalized whitening tray that fits tightly over your teeth, allowing us to achieve optimum results.

    At home, you’ll fill the tray with the whitening gel and place the tray over your teeth, keeping it in place for several hours each day. You can wear the whitening trays while you sleep, or if you prefer, you can wear them as you go about your day. Typically, you’ll begin to see results in two to three weeks.

    We’ll monitor your progress on a regular basis, ensuring that your gums aren’t becoming irritated and your teeth are whitening as desired. When the process is complete, your smile will be noticeably whiter and brighter.

    MAINTAINING YOUR NEW WHITER SMILE:

    Let us know if you experience some sensitivity during or following the whitening process. This is normal, and should subside shortly. We can suggest toothpaste that will alleviate the sensitivity. Avoid foods an beverages that stain, like coffee, cola, tea, berries and red wine, or brush or rinse with water after consuming them.

    See us periodically for touch-ups to remove new stains.

  • Prosthodontics and Implants

    PROSTHODONTICS is the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth. In the course of her practice, Dr. Barwick has added implantolgy to her repertoire of procedures. Implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or a patient’s complete dentition. 3D Cone Beam Imaging, which our office acquired in December of 2011, assists greatly in her success in implant placements.

    Dr. Barwick also provides more traditional techniques such as Removable Partial Dentures and Fixed Partial Dentures (Bridges) for patients missing one or more teeth, Complete Dentures. for patients who lose all or most of of their teeth. We look forward to talking to you about TOOTH REPLACEMENT OPTIONS.

  • Preventive Dentistry

    PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY is the branch of dentistry that deals with the preservation of healthy teeth and gums and the prevention of dental caries (decay or cavities) and oral disease. The American Dental Association recommends that adults and children establish good oral hygiene habits at home and visit their dentist at regular intervals to have a dental prophy and diagnostic radiographs taken to detect changes in the teeth, changes in the bone level around the teeth and changes in the tissues of the oral cavity. Our office recommends that healthy patients schedule regular 6 month visits.

  • Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)

    ENDODONTICS, also known as Root Canal Therapy, is the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp (nerve) and surrounding tissue. Specialists, called Endodontists, treat the dental nerve and its diseases on a daily basis. Dr. Barwick will treat some cases in the office and refer others to an endodontist after an assessment based on testing, review of X-ray images and the preferences of her patients.

  • Esthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry

    ESTHETIC OR COSMETIC Dentistry is the branch of dentistry aimed at improving the appearance of the teeth. The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the teeth using bleaching, bonding, veneers, reshaping, orthodontics, or implants. Dr. Barwick offers a range of Esthetic Services including 6 Month Smile Treatment, Implant placement and restoration, Dentures and Partial Dentures and Whitening options including the ZOOM Whitening System.

    Call our office today to discuss Esthetic services that may be right for restoring or maintaining your smile.

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