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General Dentistry

Dental Care for Overall Health

At Above and Beyond Dentistry & Implants, we make it our aim to give our Battle Ground and Vancouver, Washington patients quality care in all aspects of oral health. The foundation of a healthy smile, though, is general dentistry. Our friendly and experienced staff is ready to help families across the southwest Washington region to hone in on the basics and look and feel their best!

Let’s Get You Healthy!

Schedule a check-up with us today.

Oral Hygiene

Brushing our teeth is the cornerstone of a healthy mouth! At Above and Beyond Dentistry & Implants, we make it our aim to get patients who have long gone without a visit back in the chair. We know that you’ll love our experienced, gentle and supportive staff and the treatment they provide for you.

We work to motivate our patients from Battle Ground and Vancouver to establish good habits and routines of general oral care. Regular professional cleanings and checkups are the building blocks of beautiful smiles. If you are having trouble remembering when your last cleaning and exam was, it’s time to come in. We encourage you to come to meet our fantastic team and get back onto a good maintenance program.

Regular cleanings and exams are vital for protecting against oral infections like gum disease and avoiding cavities. Your systemic health is affected by your oral health providing an added benefit to regular preventative care and general dentistry. Unaddressed mouth infections can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Above and Beyond Dentistry & Implants works hard to help Battle Ground and Vancouver families achieve optimal health through regular preventative visits and care.

What to expect at your check-up

Above and Beyond pride ourselves on welcoming our patients as partners in oral health. While we will make every effort to explain the evaluation process, we encourage you to ask questions at each step of the way. The more you know about what to expect, the less anxious you will feel. Remember, this visit is for your health.

Please share with our team any concerns or changes you’ve noticed especially in the following areas:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Bleeding during brushing or flossing

Coupled with our visual wellness check and information provided by you regarding your assessment of your oral health, we can create a comprehensive understanding of your oral health.

“I really enjoyed the hygienist that cleaned my teeth. She was very nice and made me feel at ease. The child care I arranged backed out at the last minute. It is so valuable to me that I was able to bring my 8-year old twins and they could watch a movie while they were waiting.”

Each hygiene check-up includes the following:

  • Review of your health history (medication use, changes in systemic health, etc.)
  • Gum disease assessment
  • Bone health assessment
  • Check of existing restorations
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Home care routine review (brushing and flossing)
  • X-rays if necessary
  • Address any other concerns you may have

Helping Battle Ground and Vancouver, WA Fight Gum Disease

For your body to function optimally, all of its parts should be in relatively good health. What if your exam shows that your oral health is not where it should be? As your Battle Ground and Vancouver Washington dental team, Dr. Low and our hygienists screen each exam patient for signs or symptoms of gum disease.

While it is natural to have some bacteria present above and below the gum line, gum disease occurs when increased bacteria is present. Poor oral hygiene habits can cause plaque to build up on your teeth and form tartar. Left untreated, bacteria in plaque can irritate your gums, making them inflamed and sore. Over time, your gums will become irritated, and separation will form between your teeth and gums. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

Dr. Low takes his role in disease prevention seriously. If you notice any of the symptoms listed below, we encourage you to take action as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with us to get checked out and prevent further issues.

Gum disease symptoms can include:

  • Red or puffy gums
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth

Take action quickly to fight off long term effects of gum disease. These devastating effects may include:

  • Loss of teeth
  • Recession of gums
  • Loss of bone
  • Contribution to or intensification of systemic issues like diabetes and heart disease

Treatment is available to help you address the effects of gum disease. Dr. Low is a Chao Pinhole Certified Dentist serving Battle Ground and Vancouver, Wa. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive alternative used to treat gum recession. Learn more about how you can benefit from this treatment option at Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Try as we may, almost all Battle Ground and Vancouver residents have had a cavity at one time or another. Even the most diligent of in-home care coupled with regular preventative care may not ward off all cavities. At Above and Beyond, we employ the latest in technology to repair decay and restore functionality to your tooth.

In the past, the primary options to restore lost natural structure were silver, gold, and metal. Today, we can seamlessly blend your restoration to match your surrounding teeth using composite tooth colored fillings. Above and Beyond offers residents of Battle Ground and Vancouver, Washington the option to choose the filling they’d like for their restoration.

Most patients choose composite tooth fillings due to their durability and subtle appearance. These tooth-colored fillings also hold up well over time, have less risk of post-treatment discomfort and sensitivity, and fewer health risks associated with them.

We can discuss with you at the time of your visit the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of varying types of fillings.

Contact Us

Battle Ground and Vancouver, Wa we are ready to meet you! Above and Beyond Dentistry & implants are eager to partner with you to achieve your smile goals. Stop by and talk to us or give us a call! Your smile improvement plan is waiting! Call us today at (360) 369-4146.

Office Hours

Monday 8-5 | Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 7-4 | Thursday 7-4

(360) 369-4146
1908 NW 1st Way, Ste 105
Battle Ground, WA 98604