At JP Dental & Implant Center, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
Cleanings, Exams, and Oral Cancer Screenings
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. A routine appointment with Dr. John P. Poovey will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. We may also recommend an oral cancer screening for our older patients.
Learn more about Cleanings, Exams and Oral Cancer Screenings.
Dentistry for Kids
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
Read more about the importance of dental care for your children.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
Learn more about caring for your gums.
Periodontal maintenance is an active form of treatment and is performed on patients who have gum disease or were treated for gum disease. Usually, this treatment is recommended to those people who have active moderate to severe chronic periodontal disease. Periodontal maintenance serves to keep the disease under control and stop its progress.
Learn more about maintaining your gums.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
Read more about the importance of sports mouthguards.
Bruxism or teeth clenching while sleeping affects about 30 to 40 million children and adults in the United States. Although not life-threatening, this disorder can lead to painful symptoms like chronic TMJ pain, migraines, and fractured teeth. It also leads to poor sleep quality as well as negative repercussions for your overall health.
Read more about the importance of night mouthguards.
We offer Invisalign as a discrete alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments, such as braces. Invisalign treatment involves a series of trays that gradually move your teeth to a more proper position. We often recommend Invisalign for adult patients who do not want their treatment to get in the way of their personal or professional life.
Discover how Invisalign can discretely move your teeth.
Sleep Apnea/Oral Appliances
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may benefit from an oral appliance. An oral appliance will keep your jaw in the proper position during sleep. This opens your airway and improves your breathing during sleep. With an oral appliance, you may find yourself feeling more well-rested, alert and happy, thanks to a full night's sleep.
Learn more about Sleep Apnea and how an Oral Appliance could improve your sleep.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about our family dentistry services call (970) 822-7622, and schedule an appointment now!