Your smile makes life more beautiful
We believe each person has the right to become as healthy as they choose to be. Our desire is to engage each patient in the co-discovery and realization of their level of health, allowing for choices while providing comprehensive, quality care using up to date techniques, in a courteous and relaxed environment.
Dental Education and Training
LEVEL 1 - Urgent or Emergency Care
People in crisis or with an emergency or accident need immediate help. We see emergencies immediately, whenever possible. This is not the primary focus of our practice. We are happy to see emergencies and do not maintain patients in a long-term emergency or crisis-only status. No planning is given to any aspect of treatment during emergencies. Anyone can have an emergency. This is the most difficult level of care as there is no opportunity to create a short or long term treatment plan.
LEVEL 2 - Remedial or Repair Oriented Care
Patients who choose this level of care desire treatment only when something breaks or becomes uncomfortable. Generally, patients at this level prefer short-term cursory types of examinations, merely screening for more obvious advanced problems. They usually want to correct immediate problems with as little effort and cost as possible. Folks at this level are not yet ready for either thorough or preventive treatment. They live by the adage, “let’s do as little today as possible and let tomorrow take care of itself” or “only fix what is broken.” This is repair-oriented dentistry. This type of dentistry is limited to fixing teeth with no long-term goals and therefore does not prevent disease at any significant level. If prevention is brought into effect here, it is lip service only.
LEVEL 3 - Maintenance Care
People who choose this level of care want to take an active part in the prevention of present and future disease problems, and choose repair solutions that are more short range in duration. Usually a 2-5 year reparative or corrective treatment, knowing full well that the dental treatment performed today will have to be repeated again in the near future. This level of patient participates in dedicated preventive efforts to prevent problems in the future and takes care of today’s needs in less than an optimum manner. This type of dentistry is good in most instances and includes a rigorous preventive program for decay and periodontal disease. It does not take into consideration maximum protection and preservation of natural teeth.
LEVEL 4 - Optimum Care or Fine Dentistry and True Prevention
Patients at this level are similar to patients described in Level 3. They choose to have comprehensive examination and MASTER PLANNING and formulate a long-term treatment plan for health and repair to achieve a future based on choice not chance. Unlike the Maintenance Care Patient, these patients are ready to start treatment. These patients are very concerned about treating the causes of dental disease, not simply the effects, and want all treatment provided to be completed in the most lasting fashion possible. This type of care has as its goal, maximum health, function and protection of natural teeth. This level of care is for those patients who have an extremely high value for their oral wellness which is not simply the lack of signs or symptoms of disease but an overall feeling of well-being. This type of dentistry is beyond mere survival...it is for those who seek to thrive.
Whether your teeth are the wrong shape, crooked, stained, or chipped, Dr. McCann can treat your teeth with minimal methods using the latest techniques and the finest materials.
Efficient preventative care is key to having a healthy smile. Consistent checkups will allow our team to diagnose oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay before they spread and become a problem.
Teeth can become stained from the foods we eat and drink. A great way to bring back the brilliance and radiance of your smile is with Teeth Whitening treatments. In-office bleach treatments and at-home whitening custom trays are available options.
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