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Oral Health Services

Oral Health Screenings - Hygiene Appointments - Teeth Whitening


Oral Health Services

Oral Health Screenings - Hygiene Appointments - Teeth Whitening

Oral Health

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Maintaining good oral health is directly connected to maintaining the overall health of our bodies. Most adults in America maintain relatively good oral health, but there are over 100 million that do not have regular visits with a dentist, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). If you only come to the dentist when your in pain, or believe something to be wrong with your mouth or your teeth, you could miss the opportunity to help maintain and keep your teeth throughout your entire lifetime. The best way to help maintain good oral health is committing to regular self cleaning by brushing and flossing your teeth along with visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

For more great resources for taking care of your oral health, visit the ADA's patient education website where you will find videos and great tips.


A Guide to Oral Hygiene

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The ADA recommends brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day to remove leftover remnants of food, drink, and plaque from your teeth. In addition, it is recommended to floss at least once a day to remove plaque from in between teeth. Flossing is actually even more important than brushing, because decay/cavities almost always start at the gum line between teeth.

Creating and maintaining good oral hygeine habits is a must for keeping your mouth healthy and to minimze the need for extensive dental work.

For more great resources for how to maintain your oral health, check out the ADA's videos on proper brushing techniques here and also check out their videos on proper flossing methods here.

Regular Dental Checkups and Cleaning Visits

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It is very important to not only visit a dentist on a regular basis but to find one whom your trust and build a relationship with him or her. Having dental work done could be a daunting process and during that time you need the peace of mind that comes from having a long standing relationship with your dentist and trust to believe they and their staff will take care of you and your smile.

The ADA recommends that you should visit your dentist at least once a year for checkups and you visit hygienist who works in your dentists office at least twice a year, or every 6 months, in order to have your teeth cleaned. 

Want to Start Taking Care of Your Teeth?

We got you. Request a new patient office visit today. For just $50 you will get:

  • A Comprehensive Exam by our Licensed Dentists
  • Full Mouth X-rays
  • A Comprehensive Treatment Plan with options for getting your smile in top shape
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Restorative Dentistry

 Composite Fillings - Crowns - Crown and Bridge - Partial & Complete Dentures

Restorative Dentistry

 Composite Fillings - Crowns - Crown and Bridge - Partial & Complete Dentures

Restorative Dentistry

At the Community Health Center (CHC), our team of highly trained and experienced dentists provide a comprehensive list of restorative services for patients suffering from oral health problems. We understand that a healthy smile is very important to a person's wellbeing, so we combine restorative and cosmetic techniques to not only restore the functionality of your teeth but also give you back the smile you want to show the world.

Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns are made of composite material and are used to cover teeth that are cracked, broken, or just worn down. Sometimes, if there isn't enough exposed tooth to cover with the crown, the dentist will preform a procedure called a "build-up" where the tooth will be buffed down and composite material added to form a solid foundation for the crown to sit on. Think of the crown as a home and the build up, the foundation it is built on. For more info on dental crowns, check out this cool video on Youtube!

Crown and Bridge

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In dentistry, a bridge is a device placed in a patients mouth to replace a missing tooth, or teeth, and is anchored on both side by crowns placed on the patients existing teeth. This type of device is called a prosthetic and is made of natural looking material such as ceramic or porcelain but can also made of precious metal such as gold. During your consultation, your dentist will discuss with you what type of material to use in your bridge based on your needs and the aesthetics that each of the materials can give the bridge. For more info on crown and bridge procedures, check out this great video on Youtube.

Dental Fillings

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Fillings are used to patch teeth that have decay, also called cavities. After completing a comprehensive oral exam, your dentist will have identified which teeth have minor decay and recommend composite fillings. He or she will then remove the decay with a dental bur and then place composite material where the decay had previously been on the tooth. The composite will then by cured with a curing light and then harden in place, restoring the strength of tooth. For more info, check out this great video about composite fillings on Youtube!

The Community Health Center has made it a policy to only offer composite fillings at our practice. We never use amalgam fillings to restore a patients teeth. Amalgam fillings are another form dental technology for restoring teeth with decay. They are approved for use by the American Dental Association (ADA) but because they contain mercury, we prefer to use composite material for placing fillings.  For more information, visit the ADA's website for review of Amalgam fillings.

Need Some Fillings or A Crown?

We got you covered. Request a New Patient Office Visit today! For $50 you will get:

  • A Comprehensive Exam by our Licensed Dentists
  • Full Mouth X-rays
  • A Comprehensive Treatment Plan with options for getting your mouth in top shape.


CHC provides complete dentures services including:

  • Partial Dentures
  • Complete Dentures
  • Immediate Dentures

If you are getting your first dentures or replacing an old, worn out set, we can help.

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Oral Surgery Services

Low Cost Extractions & Affordable Implants

Oral Surgery Services

Low Cost Extractions & Affordable Implants

Sometimes, the only solution for a bad tooth is to remove it. At CHC, we have dental providers who can extract teeth, both anterior teeth and molars, as well as place dental implants to replace them, restoring a patients smile and their ability to eat the food they want. Read below for more information.

 Dental Extractions

An extraction is the removal of a tooth from a patient's mouth, usually because of disease, decay, or trauma of the tooth. The procedure is normally quick but can take longer for more difficult teeth such as molars or wisdom teeth. Your dentist may recommend an extraction for a tooth that is un-saveable and then provide you with treatment options such as dental implants or bridgework.

Need an Extraction?

Click the link below to register with Grassroots Dental and our support staff will contact you with appointment availability.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth are a problem that many people deal with. They can be painful and disturb a person's bite, causing orthodontic problems, teeth grinding, and even TMJ. Extraction of wisdom teeth can also be one of the most expensive dental treatments, requiring a patient to go to a specialist oral surgeon to have them removed.

Recently, the Community Health Center has acquired the tools to extract most impacted wisdom teeth, and like our other services, can offer it at a much lower price than a private oral surgeon.


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Dental Implants

A dental implant is a procedure used by cosmetic dentist to replace teeth that are either missing or need to be extracted. Dental implants can be the best solution for replacing teeth. Other options include bridgework or a partial denture. Implants are a long term solution which, if placed successfully, can last a person 40 years or more and will most closely mimic their real teeth, both in appearance and function. Click on the video to the right to watch an overview of the function of an implant and the procedure for placing it.

The Procedure

The main benefit to dental implants is that they are virtually indistinguishable from a patients normal teeth, both in appearance and function. The reason for this is that the implant is actually placed in a patients jaw bone, underneath the gum line, where it fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration. 


The dentist begins by surgically placing the implant in the patient's jaw bone. Then the implant is covered by their gum tissue and allowed to heal for 3 to 6 months, allowing the implant to fuse with the bone. The implant is then uncovered by the dentist and an abutment is attached on which the dentist can then build a ceramic tooth, called a crown. Once the crown is placed on the implant abutment, the procedure is finished. Generally, the entire procedure, from placing the implant and adding the crown on top, takes approximately 4 months. If a patient's tooth needs to be extracted first, or if they need bone bone grafting, a procedure to add thickness to a patients jaw bone so that it can accept and successfully integrate a dental implant, extra healing time may be required.

Not all patients are good candidates for dental implants. Patients dealing with chronic diseases that impair their ability to heal from surgery, such as hypertension or diabetes, may not be suitable candidates. Patients who smoke may also be advised against dental implants or they will be asked to quit for the procedure, as smoking can cause the osseointegration ( implant integration/fusion process in the bone ) to fail. Patients who suffer from persistent gum disease or those who do not maintain proper oral health may also be dissuaded from having dental implants placed in their mouths. 

Interested in Learning More About Implants?

Implant appointments are available throughout the month with our specialist providers. 

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Root Canals

Root Canals

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Root Canal Therapy

Inside the heart of each tooth of the mouth there is tissue, called pulp, made of blood vesseles and nerves. The pulp is contained in the pulp chamber of the tooth and extends from the middle of the tooth down through the roots. If the pulp becomes infected, compromised, or dies, root canal therapy may be a viable option to save the tooth.

Symptoms of Infection

Some common signs can occur if the pulp of a tooth becomes infected. They include:

  • the tooth becomes sensitive to hot or cold
  • the tooth hurts when biting or applying pressure
  • there is throbbing, or severe tooth pain
  • the area around the tooth becomes swollen
  • you experience a bad taste or odor in your mouth

Common Causes of Infection

The pulp of a tooth can become infected when bacteria gain access to the inner layers of the tooth, through decay, damage to the tooth, or other means. Because the pulp is supplied by blood vessels, it can provide a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. 


Diagnosis and Treatment

To determine if a tooth has become infected, a thorough examination is done by our licensed dentists. The exam will include x-rays and propping the tooth with a "pulp tester." The dentist will also check for sensitivity to hot or cold along with any pain occurring in the tooth.

If it is determined that the tooth is infected, different options for treating the infected tooth will be presented, one of which may be root canal therapy. It is very important to seek treatment not suffer with an infected tooth. The infection can quickly spread down the roots and into the jaw bone, causing a painful abscess. The infection can also spread to the surrounding teeth which may become compromised. Check out the videos below for more general overview and an in-depth look at the procedure involved in root canal therapy.

Think You Need a Root Canal?

Endodontic, aka Root Canal, services are provided in house to help patients with the high cost of these procedures. Patients will see a General Dentist who, if root canal therapy is recommended, will refer to our in house specials.




Periodontal health is the foundation of a healthy smile and good oral hygiene. Sometimes, through diet or poor oral hygiene habits, the state of a person's periodontal health can get to the point where just brushing, flossing, and regular cleaning appointments with your hygienist are no longer enough to prevent damage to mouth. At this stage, a patient most likely has periodontal disease

Treatment Options

Patients who suffer from periodontal disease, or gingivitis, can take comfort in the fact that there are options for treatment. At the Community Health Center, we offer the full gamut of periodontal health services provided by our caring team of licensed providers including our general dentists, and hygienists.

In addition to having a great team of providers watching out for you, patients can also comfort in the fact that they can pursue treatment at a much lower cost than visiting a private practice. Because the Community Health Center is a nonprofit, our goal is to make dental care as accessible and affordable as sustainably possible. Patients who value investing in their periodontal health will find CHC a amazing partner to help reach their goals.

Scaling and Root Planing - AKA The Deep Cleaning

Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a procedure, preformed usually by a hygienist but sometimes by a general dentist or periodontist, designed to remove deep pockets of infection from underneath a patient's gum line. SRP is a surgical procedure and patients are numbed using local anesthesia. Using surgical instruments and an ultrasonic scaler, the provider removes the plaque and bacteria from under the gum line. The procedure is preformed usually in two sessions and normally must be repeated 2 or 3 times or more to stabilize a patients condition and arrest the disease.


Periodontal Surgery

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Patients who have periodontal disease have deep pockets under the gum line filled with bacteria which are not able to be cleaned during a standard scaling and root planing procedure. When this occurs, a dentist can preform periodontal surgery, sometime called pocket reduction or flap procedure. The procedure involves separating the gums from the tooth, aka "making a flap". Then, plaque, tartar, bacteria, and infected tissue is removed from the area. The bone around the tooth is then smoothed down to help minimize areas where bacteria could begin to regrow and to help the gum reattach to the tooth. The gums then receive sutures to finish the procedure.

*Please be advised the CHC does not currently provide the service of Periodontal Surgery. 


Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings

Unfortunately, at this time periodontal disease cannot be cured, but the good news it can be controlled. This is why, if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, if you are having scaling and root planing procedures or periodontal surgery, it is imperative that you keep your periodontal maintenance appoints with your dentist or hygienist, at least every three months or otherwise directed. If periodontal disease is not closely monitored and treated, it can rapidly worsen, quickly destroying bone and soft tissue, and can eventually lead to the loss of teeth.

Interested in Periodontal Services?

Periodontal disease can be a scary thing to deal with. At CHC, providers in our Grassroots Dental Program can get you on the right track to arresting the disease and saving your smile.