Serenity Valley Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing comprehensive family care with a gentle touch. We recognize that for many people, going to the dentist can be stressful and a white-knuckle experience. To eliminate your fear and anxiety, we have created a warm, friendly and calm atmosphere both in our lobby and our treatment rooms. We offer a complimentary beverage bar in our waiting area and will treat you to a tranquil, warm paraffin hand wax dip during your procedure. We also encourage you to bring your own headset and music if that will help you relax.
Our doctors and each of our dental assistants is personally committed to making you feel at ease by explaining every step of our treatments. We’ll answer any and all questions you have about your options and we’ll always provide effective and efficient numbing agents to prevent any discomfort. We utilize leading-edge innovations in dental procedures and equipment to make sure you are receiving the best dental care available.
Gingivitis occurs when plaque builds up around your teeth causing red, swollen inflammation of your gums. Fortunately, gingivitis can be reversed with excellent oral hygiene—regular brushing, flossing and dental cleanings.If untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis which usually involves the loss of gum tissue (receding gums) and possibly even bone loss. This can happen in any of the 192 sites around your teeth and should be carefully monitored.
Again, if not treated properly, eventually periodontisis advances to a stage where you may lose teeth in addition to the bone and gum tissue. Periodontal disease is not reversible, but it can be controlled. We work with all our patients to avoid periodontal disease; however, if we feel you have a severe case, we will recommend a specialized periodontist dentist to provide more extensive treatment options.
Anyone—children and adults—involved in active, competitive and even low-impact sports should consider protecting your teeth with a custom-fit mouthguard. For many sports, a mouthguard is now mandatory equipment and for good reason, in addition to preventing mouth and/or tooth injuries, they can also help protect athletes against concussions.Although premade mouthguards are available at most sporting goods stores, a custom-fit mouthguard is much more comfortable and durable. For more details about our sports mouthguards, please talk to your hygienist or Dr. Rosenfeldt.
Sealants are a protective measure used to prevent decay of the large molar teeth in the back of your mouth. These teeth typically have uneven surfaces and crevices that makes them vulnerable to trapped food and eventual decay. Sealants are helpful to patients of all ages, but they are especially recommended for young patients as soon as permanent molars emerge, usually around age six.
To apply sealants, we paint a thin coating of dental plastic that hardens to form protective layer on the tooth. The protective coating should last for several years, but can be reapplied as necessary.
Learn more about sealants by visiting with your hygienist at your next appointment.
Cleanings & Checkups
We recommend you come to our office for at least two and up to four preventive care checkups each year depending on your personal needs and dental plan. During these preventive care checkups, we will provide the following:
- Personal consultation and x-ray review
- Updates to your medical history
- Discussion of any problems or concerns
- Digital x-rays (90% less radiation than standard x-rays)
- Oral cancer screening with the VELscope® system
- Gum health assessment
- Cleaning and polishing of your teeth
- Fluoride varnish treatment
- Scheduling of your next 3- or 6-month appointment