Dr. Prida strongly recommends that all patients attend a checkup and hygiene appointment every six months, or twice per year. These visits are important because they promote not only better oral health, but a stronger sense of overall wellbeing too. Our team will be as thorough as possible, reviewing your teeth and gums for signs of decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer, TMJ disorder, and other common concerns that could lead to damage and pain. After this comprehensive exam, Dr. Prida will discuss the findings with you and help you determine the ideal treatment plan, always taking your personal preferences and time constraints into account. Additionally, a cleaning is strongly recommended to help remove accumulated plaque and tartar from your smile and prevent dangerous decay. Our hygienists are friendly, talented, and ready to help you smile brighter!
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding/clenching) is a common ailment that affects countless adults all over the country. If you find yourself struggling with headaches, jaw pain, and worn-down tooth enamel on a routine basis, it’s likely that you’re one of them, and Dr. Prida can help. With a custom oral appliance known as a “nightguard,” patients can minimize aggravating contact between teeth as they sleep, resulting in alleviated symptoms and a healthier smile overall. Our team also offers effective treatment for the more debilitating TMJ disorder, which may occur as a result of bruxism.