Dentist in Burlington
We provide excellent preventive care, including exams, cleanings, and digital x-rays. Part of prevention is sharing information with patients about risk areas and how to improve health. We call this “homework” and we dispense it liberally! Early detection and prevention of dental problems is essential to gain optimal lasting oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that you follow a schedule of twice yearly cleanings and exams.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintain good oral health.
If you have ever found yourself hiding your smile, avoiding photos, or covering your mouth because you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, it may be time to consider our cosmetic smile solutions. We offer a range of services to give you the smile of your dreams.
Restorative dentistry is used to restore the strength and beauty of your smile. If your teeth are chipping, wearing down or breaking, that’s usually a sign of an underlying problem that requires restorative attention. We offer conservative treatment solutions to preserve your natural teeth, as well as smile designs and tooth replacement options.
Periodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is silent, and is the leading cause of tooth loss. At our dental office, we will gently evaluate your gums and overall oral health, and where necessary, we will make recommendations for treatment.
Root canal therapy is about removing harmful bacteria that have invaded your tooth, healing infection, ending your pain and improving your health. When decay or a crack has reached the nerve of a tooth, a root canal is necessary.
Our team is experienced in providing oral surgery. Our philosophy to oral surgery is to provide the most comfortable care possible. We take the time to answer your questions and explain your treatment path beforehand.
TMD, or temporomandibular disorders, refer to a variety of symptoms including stiffness, discomfort, and/or pain in and around the jaw joint and chewing muscles. We can work with you to diagnose and treat symptoms of TMD.
Dry Mouth Dental Care
Dr. Mary Makhlouf understands how to treat patients dealing with extreme dry mouth. Dry mouth dental care includes special attention to preventing rampant decay and teeth breaking off at the gum line. We also manage soft tissue disease and infection. Are you dealing with chronic dry mouth? We can help.
Special Needs Patient Care
Some of our patients include adults and children with special needs. Our compassionate team will use our years of experience to adapt a personalized care approach that works best for patients with special needs. We have a Board Certified Anesthesiologist that comes to our office to administer general anesthesia or sedation for more complex needs so we can help our Patients who have developmental disabilities, dementias, Parkinsons, severe Cerebral Palsy and other motor or behavioral management issues as well.