Shields Family Dentistry
Our Services

Brush Daily
Preventive Dentistry .... Cleanings
A vital part of our work is to educate our patients. A well informed patient will be able to take an active role in their treatment and together we can accomplish a great smile! The absolute best way to preserve your dental health is to maintain a sensible oral hygiene regimen. In addition to daily flossing and brushing, this includes regular dental examinations, professional cleanings and x-rays when necessary.

A complete oral exam can help ensure you keep your smile bright and healthy. Keeping your oral health a priority will help reduce money spent on dental treatment later. Call today, our personal service and experience will make your dental visit a pleasure.

Restorative Dentistry
A variety of restorative and preventive dental services are offered, each designed to optimize your dental health. We want to make sure your smile lasts for many years to come.
  • Fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dentures and partial
  • Root Canals
  • Gum Therapy ~ No Cut/No Sew
A Gentler Alternative to Traditional Gum Surgery
 
No Cut, No Sew Gum Therapy
Periolase®, the latest conservative gum therapy uses a tiny laser fiber (about the thickness of three hairs) that is inserted between the gum and the tooth.  It gently disinfects and clears away the diseased tissues from around the tooth and gum pocket. This new laser therapy is gentler, less painful, and has a quicker recovery time than traditional cut and sew gum surgery.  The procedure usually takes just two 2-hour sessions.

Dr. Shields will treat one half of your mouth at each session and you will probably feel good enough to go right back to work afterwards. Call today to find out more about this amazing procedure!


Cosmetic Dentistry
On your first visit to Shields Family Dentistry, you will feel the difference. Our office offers the latest in technology and modern dental services to enhance the quality of life. Cosmetic dental procedures enhance a smile's appearance by allowing a tooth to be restored to its natural looking beauty. Cosmetic dentistry can create a youthful smile and correct:
  • discolored teeth
  • small or short teeth
  • rotated or crowded teeth
  • misaligned or crooked teeth
  • missing teeth or spaces between teeth
We offer:
  • Powerful teeth whitening options
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Ceramic crowns
  • Orthodontics ~ Invisalign®
  • Tooth-colored fillings

Invisalign® - Go Wireless!           Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Looking for a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth without using wire brackets or bands on your teeth? Invisalign® aligners could be the answer! Invisalign® uses a series of ultra-thin, clear aligners that are changed out approximately every two weeks. Each clear removable aligner is custom fitted for your teeth and gradually shifts your teeth into a predetermined final position. The aligners need to be worn all the time, except when eating, drinking or cleaning your teeth. The before and after photos below shows the dramatic results of the clear aligners.

Every four to six weeks you will be reexamined to evaluate our progress. On average the total treatment time is approximately one to one and a half years. To determine whether Invisalign® is right for you, call our office to setup your free initial consultation. Your new smile is just a phone call away!

Zoom™ Whitening
A beautiful white smile is important as it is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. There are many things that can contribute to staining your teeth, such as tea, coffee, colas, wine or smoking. Our office offers Zoom™ Whitening. After your lips and gums are covered, the special Zoom™ whitening gel is applied to your teeth.

NTI System

NTI System for Tension Headache Relief
Do you suffer from migranes or tension headaches? The FDA-approved method of migrane prevention is the NTI system.

A small plastic device is worn over your front teeth while you sleep. This device helps eliminate headaches as it allows your jaw to relax and reduces the intense clenching which occurs during your sleep.

For more information on this fantastic breakthrough, please call and speak with our office or visit
www.headacheprevention.com.




Diagnostics

Intraoral Camera

Want to see what the dentist sees? With the Intraoral camera you can! This is a tiny digital camera that fits comfortably in your mouth and allows Dr. Shields to show you an enlarged image on a computer screen. The tip of the wand (where the camera is located) is covered with a disposable plastic sheath that keeps the procedure sterile and comfortable. This not only allows you to see what is happening in your mouth, it also documents the findings by uploading the information to a computer.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays
A digital x-ray machine uses at least fifty percent (50%) less radiation than conventional x-rays. Not only is the digital image able to be magnified 300 times its normal size to aid in diagnosis, the images also appear instantly on the computer monitor allowing Dr. Shields to immediately review your x-rays and discuss your treatment options. Dental x-rays are an invaluable aid in the diagnosing, treating and maintaining of optimal dental health.


Patient Comfort

Sedation for a Relaxing Visit
Relaxing with Dental Sedation
Dental sedation can be used when a patient suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia. Depending on the extent of the anxiety or phobia, varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized, including conscious sedation with sedatives or inhalation nitrous oxide sedation. These sedation techniques enable patients, who might otherwise avoid the dentist, to receive dental treatment necessary for a healthy smile.

Shields Family Dentistry offers both nitrous oxide and oral sedation as a way of treating our anxious patients more comfortably. Sedation allows more dentistry to be completed in single visit instead of requiring the patient to return again and again. Sedation dentistry may be the answer for you – call today for your free consultation.