Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.
It is important to brush your teeth at least twice daily to help remove plaque and food particles that get stuck to your teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth for two minutes (or longer), though most people rush through this time. You need to make sure that you reach every side of each tooth, including the inside and outside. To help keep your breath fresh, you should also brush your tongue. Then, you can begin flossing.request an appointment
Cleanings And Exams
We suggest that patients of all ages visit Sudbury Dental Excellence twice a year for regular check-ups and hygiene appointments to ensure that no potential oral health issues are forming, and so our team can help keep your smile looking and feeling exceptional.
Dental Exam & X-rays in Sudbury, MA 01776
First, you will meet with Dr. Alvi to discuss your medical history, and if you have any oral health concerns or questions. Next, Dr. Alvi will examine teeth, gums, mouth, and take x-rays. This initial comprehensive dental exam is an easy way to learn about the status of your oral health. It’s also a great way to learn how the team at Sudbury Dental Excellence here in Sudbury, Massachusetts can help you solve your dental issues.
Dental Exam Staff in Sudbury, MA
Next, Dr. Alvi will discuss the comprehensive dental treatment plan she has developed specifically for you. While she will provide the specialist guidance you need and deserve, your questions are always encouraged and you always have the final word in your treatment.
Your treatment plan is created to prevent small issues from worsening or turning into a more expensive issue, so it will address the problems that are troubling you now and also identify others that could affect your long-term oral health.
After the initial dental visit, you will receive a copy of your dental treatment plan, including a price quote for your recommended treatments.
At Sudbury Dental Excellence in Sudbury, MA, we strive to ensure your overall well-being and comfort, so if you have any questions please give us call—we want to make sure you understand and feel comfortable with your recommended treatment.
Teeth whitening in Sudbury, MA by Sudbury Dental Excellence is the best way to professionally brighten your smile. Professional treatments are clinically proven to provide better, longer-lasting results than over-the-counter options available at retail stores. Sudbury Dental Excellence guarantees our treatments will result in a whiter, brighter smile.
Today, professional, in-office whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world. The Sudbury Dental Excellence team performs in-office whitening under carefully monitored conditions, allowing for the safe, controlled, and painless use of a high concentration bleaching gel. In-office whitening yields visible results immediately and is the safest form of bleaching available.
Treatments remove stains and discolorations caused by:
- Aging: Over time, the teeth darken with a yellow, brown, green or grey cast (due to heredity or eating habits).
- Food Stains: Usually from coffee, red wine, sodas, and dark-colored fruits and vegetables.
- Tobacco Use: Smoking or using other tobacco products can wreak havoc on your smile and turn teeth yellow.
All of our professional whitening treatments are overseen by Dr. Alvi; who will help you select the best treatment option to achieve your desired results. At Sudbury Dental Excellence, patients have access to a wide variety of options for enhancing your smile. Patients interested in teeth whitening in Sudbury care can choose from several options:
Opalescence Go: Ready-to-go prefilled trays with professional strength whitening gel able to be used at your convenience at home.
Custom At-Home Trays: Custom created, reusable trays made for your teeth for use with professional whitening gel provided by Dr. Alvi. Impressions are taken of your teeth which are used by our in-house lab to create your trays. Our office will provide you with professional strength whitening gel in single-use syringes to put in your trays. Trays are filled with the gel and worn at home, anytime.
KOR Whitening: A combination at-home and in-office treatment option for exceptional results. We start by taking impressions so customized KOR trays can be made. You will then use a specialized gel with your trays at home treatment for 2-4 weeks before coming into the office for one or two in-office treatment sessions.
These are perfect solutions for everyone, despite hectic schedules. Together with Dr. Alvi, we’ll work with you to determine the time and length of your whitening needs, and after your visit, you get total control. Dr. Alvi and her experienced dental staff can work with your goals to improve overall appearance by giving you a brighter and happier smile! Let’s work together to create a brighter smile you can be proud of.
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.request an appointment
Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.request an appointment
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.request an appointment
Our highly trained doctors and staff are ready to manage all of your concerns. We have methods to alleviate the pain and help you feel calm during your emergency dental visit.
Oral Cancer Screenings
With this oral cancer screening system, Dr. Alvi and her highly-trained dental team scan the mouth for any irregularities that can be cancerous or precancerous that cannot be detected with any other dental technology or the visible eye.
At Sudbury Dental Excellence, we are all about the power of knowledge and prevention. Patients can potentially prevent oral cancer by looking at the most common reasons oral cancer develops, including:
- Smoking and chewing tobacco
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Family history of cancer
- Excessive sun exposure
Even if you have none of these habits or concerns, the Sudbury Dental Excellence staff still recommends getting an oral cancer screening. We are happy to offer this service to all our patients, so give us a call today!
When we apply a dental sealant, we paint a plastic coating on top of your teeth. This makes your teeth smooth getting rid of the rough edges, depressions, and grooves that are commonly found on teeth. It is essentially a protective coating against tooth decay and cavities.
The most common place to paint sealants is on back teeth since they are often irregular. They can also be very hard to reach, even if you brush your teeth regularly. We use it more on children though we do perform sealants on adults too!
It can be beneficial to use a guard, or covering, to protect your teeth from grinding while sleeping. Similar to how a mouthguard protects teeth during sports, this layer prevents damage to the teeth that can occur naturally.
There are a wide variety of different types of mouthguards, ranging from pre-formed pieces to ones that are custom fitted to your teeth and jaws. Some of these can even be formed at home through a boil-and-bite process.
Sports Mouth Guards
As dentists, we are determined to make sure your mouth and teeth are well protected during sports activities, no matter what your passion is. To do this, we offer many different types of mouth guards, depending on the types of activities in which you are involved. There are some mouth guards for low-impact sports and others for high-impact sports.
Mouth guards not only protect your mouth and teeth, but also have other purposes. Mouth guards will help decrease the impact if you get hit in the jaw. They have also been shown to increase an athlete’s performance.
Many people clench their teeth while playing, which can give them temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). Clenching your jaw the whole time can be quite exhausting. Mouth guards help to relax your jaw, allowing you to completely focus on the game!
At Sudbury Dental Excellence, we are proud to offer temporomandibular joint dysfunction, otherwise known as TMJ, treatments to provide relief for our patients. TMJ is caused by an inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, which acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull.
What are the symptoms of TMJ?
TMJ causes pain and discomfort along the jawbone and can make it painful to even move your jaw. While jaw pain and discomfort don’t always equate to TMJ, if you are also experiencing headaches, trouble chewing, or pain in the face, jaw, and ear, you’re more than likely experiencing TMJ.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars. Most people start to get their wisdom teeth when they are teenagers, though some teeth don’t come in until you are in your early twenties.
Wisdom teeth have a purpose. They are another set of molars, but more often than not they cause more problems than they are worth. Wisdom teeth can come in misaligned, facing any direction. They can even try to come in horizontally, growing into your other teeth. This can damage your nerves and even your jawbone.
Since wisdom teeth are often harmful, most dentists recommend their removal. The surgery goes much better if you get the teeth removed before any signs of problem. The recovery is easier also. Surgery and recovery are also easier when you are younger.