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General & Preventive Dentistry

A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Above all else, everyone at Brinster Dental is committed to ensuring smiles of all ages are always at their optimal health. Because of the enduring connection that exists between oral and overall health, it’s important for your smile to remain strong so the entire body can operate at peak effectiveness.

The Foundation for Health

At the very core of this deep dedication to efficient dentistry is preventive care. We want our generations of patients in Annapolis to enjoy a lifetime of oral health. Our team combines a comprehensive approach to dental care with commitment and compassion. Our hygienists are highly trained and skilled to look for the signs and symptoms of possible problems that can make your teeth, your mouth, and the rest of your body extremely unhealthy. They will visually look for abnormalities, such as swollen or redness around the gums, which is one of the signs of the presence gum disease. They will also screen the tissue in your mouth for atypical traits linked to oral cancer.

The Power of Technology and Technique

With the invention and proven effectiveness of a variety of updated technology and dentistry techniques over the years, preventive care has become an even more integral part of maintaining optimal oral health. Our hygienists will help you establish healthy habits and Dr. Brinster uses the latest technology, so you can make informed choices about your care. Whether it’s a basic cleaning or more advanced periodontal therapy, we’ll work to bring out the best in your smile.

The Care You Deserve

General and preventive dentistry is all-encompassing in its oral health capabilities. Starting with a comprehensive exam designed to provide a clear picture of your oral health, we can develop a plan to better treat your individual needs. From fluoride treatments to periodontal therapy for gum disease, we have the experience and expertise to know what treatments will work best for your smile. No matter what your dentistry needs may be, we always want you to feel at ease.

We care about the health of both you and your smile. We will do our very best to ensure they’re healthy now, and for a lifetime.

During your first appointment, we perform a comprehensive exam to assess your current oral health and discuss an appropriate treatment plan. We’ll help you understand what options are available to keep your smile looking sharp and feeling great. We’re very relaxed on our treatment plans, and you’ll never feel pressured to have anything done. Our comprehensive exams include a professional cleaning with our hygienists, a checkup with Dr. Brinster, and oral cancer screenings.

Our visual and manual methods of screening for oral cancer are effective at detecting abnormal tissue in your mouth. The earlier it’s detected, the more promising the treatment outcome. Tobacco and alcohol use can greatly increase your risk of oral cancer, but anyone can develop the disease, so don’t wait to get screened.

Knowing what’s happening under your gumline is just as important as your teeth above. That’s why we rely on our digital x-rays to provide high-quality images of what’s below the surface of your teeth. This helps us, and you, see where issues exist and we can accurately form an effective treatment plan.

Excellent oral health starts with great hygiene habits. We’ll perform a professional deep cleaning using Piezo ultrasonic scalers and Cavitron magnetoscritive scalers. Our sonic scalers remove disease-causing bacteria and plaque from the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Call us today to find your happiest, healthiest smile!

Healthy gums are a key part of great oral care. Gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss, and symptoms include swollen, bleeding gums, and receding gum lines. We’ll check your gums for any signs of periodontal disease and create a customized plan to treat and prevent it from recurring. We use laser therapy to keep your gums healthy and Arestin® antibiotics to kill infections that cause gum disease.

Decay is a common dental ailment and can strip your smile of its natural beauty. However, with great oral care and hygiene habits, the spread of decay can be prevented. We provide a simple fluoride varnish to children at every visit, and to adults whenever needed. Fluoride restores essential minerals lost over time to your enamel.

Mouthguards protect your teeth from unnecessary wear and accidental damage. Athletes can find protection in our custom-fitted sports mouthguards. Those who grind their teeth in their sleep will find relief with our nightguards. Bruxism, the technical term for nighttime grinding, can do a significant amount of damage to your teeth, but with our perfectly fit dental mouthguards, your teeth will stay healthy.

We know a visit to the dentist can make you nervous. At Brinster Dental, we keep you relaxed and comfortable during all of your procedures. Depending on the treatment, we use either oral sedation, in the form of a pill you take prior to your appointment, or nitrous oxide administered in our office, which wears off shortly after we stop the gas. Your comfort is always key.

You deserve a good night’s sleep. If you suffer from sleep apnea, ask us how we can alleviate your snoring. We offer a variety of oral appliances, from TAP, TheraSnore, Snore Guard, and Somnomed/Somnodent. These help open your airways when you lie down, allowing you to breathe easier. A restful sleep awaits.

Unfortunately, emergencies happen. When they do, take comfort in the fact that we’re here for you. We’ll see you as soon as possible, and strive to get you back to feeling healthy and pain-free. A toothache doesn’t have to destroy your day. Relief is only a phone call away. Contact us today!