Preventive Dental Care
The best way to keep your smile looking and feeling healthy is routine preventive dental care. It’s easy to assume that as long as you aren’t in pain, your teeth are in good shape. Unfortunately, by the time you are feeling a toothache or discomfort, it typically requires more advanced and expensive treatments. When we are able to examine and pinpoint potential problem areas, we’ll give you the right treatments to stop the decay from turning into anything major and you’ll save time, money, stress, and pain in the future.
The preventive dental services we provide are:
Getting regular check-ups at the dentist is one of the best ways to ensure you stay healthy and save money by avoiding costly treatments plans for serious concerns. If you are a new patient at our practice, you can receive a full oral health exam, X-rays, and a treatment plan for just $1!
The surfaces of back teeth have grooves and pits that can easily trap bacteria. With dental sealants, we can smooth out these areas to prevent cavities from developing.
We provide thorough teeth cleanings to get rid of plaque build-up and prevent cavities. We can also give recommendations about diet and at-home care to help keep your teeth healthy.
DNA testing is becoming increasingly more common in dentistry. We use it to determine what type of bacteria could be causing a patient’s gum disease and to determine if a patient has a greater risk of certain diseases.
If you have constant headaches or migraines, clenching or grinding your teeth may be to blame. We can look into whether problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are causing you discomfort and recommend the best ways to get relief.
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can lead to clicking sounds in your jaw, muscle pain, joint pain, and difficulty opening your jaw. We’ll examine your unique case to determine the appropriate treatment, whether that’s medication or restorative dental work.
During an oral cancer screening, we perform a visual examination of your mouth to see if there are any unusual patches, sores, lumps, or swellings that could signal oral cancer. The ViziLite® is a helpful tool that helps us detect oral cancer in its earliest stages using fluorescence technology.
Restorative Dental Care
If you are in need of restorative care to get your smile looking beautiful again, Dr. Orr has got you covered. At Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, our restorative dental care focuses on maintaining the natural look and feel of your teeth so that when you leave our office with a dazzling new smile, it will look carefree and breezy. Our restorative dental services include:
We provide safe, long-lasting fillings that match the color of your natural tooth material. These fillings are great for small to moderate-sized restorations.
If you are missing teeth, we can fit you with custom, comfortable, natural-looking dentures that give you back an attractive smile and maintain your face shape. We offer both full and partial dentures.
Dental crowns are used to strengthen and restore full function to damaged or decayed teeth. They can also be used to cover an unattractive or discolored tooth.
A dental bridge is made up of one or more artificial replacement teeth that attach to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. It’s a proven treatment for restoring smiles!
Dental implants are the preferred choice for replacing missing teeth. They are long-lasting, and they look and feel natural. Plus, they even prevent bone deterioration! Click here to learn more about dental implants.
If your tooth is chipped or has another minor cosmetic defect, we can use tooth bonding to restore it. We use composite resin that actually bonds with the tooth and has a natural appearance.
When the pulp tissue of a tooth gets infected, it can cause serious pain and may even lead to an abscess. Root canal therapy can relieve this pain and help you save your tooth.
It’s always our goal to save your tooth, or as much of your tooth as possible. Sometimes, however, a tooth is so severely damaged, infected, or impacted that we have no choice but to remove it to save you from future complications. With modern techniques and advancements in dentistry, this procedure is routine and safe, and we also have sedation/anesthesia options available.
Periodontal pockets are areas below the gum line where the gum tissue has separated from the tooth, creating a space. These pockets can hold bacteria and lead to sensitivity, bleeding, pain, and even gum disease. We perform flap surgery to remove infection, get rid of periodontal pockets, and seal the area from harmful bacteria.
If you have bleeding gums, bad breath, red or swollen gums, loose teeth, or receding gums, you may have periodontal (gum) disease. We can examine the severity of your condition to provide the most suitable treatment.
Cosmetic Dental Care
Studies show that the first thing people notice about you is your smile. So give them a good first impression with a big, shiny smile! Dr. Orr provides a complete array of cosmetic dental care to give your smile the stunning look that you deserve. Our cosmetic dental services includes:
Do you find yourself trying to cover your mouth when you smile or laugh? Do you feel self-conscious whenever somebody pulls out a camera and asks you to “say cheese”? If you want braces but don’t want the typical mouth-full-of-metal look, Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry can straighten your teeth in as little as 6 months with Powerprox Six Months Braces! You read that right; the typical treatment time for this teeth-straightening option is 6 months. You could have straight teeth by the time of your next dental cleaning!Request Consultation
Relaxing Sedation Options
If you or your child feels anxious to sit in the dental chair, you aren’t alone! Most people feel dental anxiety at some point in their life, and for some the fear is debilitating. We understand that dental anxiety may cause you to put off getting the proper routine dental care that you need, so we offer relaxing sedation options to calm your nerves and put you at ease.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, slightly sweet-smelling gas commonly used in dentistry to help patients relax. Patients remain conscious while under nitrous oxide, and its effects wear off quickly after the procedure.
With oral conscious sedation, you simply take a pill and you’ll enjoy feelings of calm and well-being during your appointment. You’ll remain conscious, but you’ll probably have little memory of the whole treatment!
Kids Dental Care
Dr. Orr provides pediatric dental care in Santa Rosa Beach because a lifetime of quality oral healthcare starts at a young age! Our friendly team practices gentle dentistry and has a calm demeanor that helps children feel relaxed and comfortable. We will monitor the oral healthcare of your child to make sure everything is coming in as it should be, and we will fix any chips or fractures that we know can occur. With pediatric dental care at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, we’ll lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles!Make Appointment
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects your natural sleeping rhythm throughout the night. Sleep apnea usually occurs when the airway in your throat becomes partially blocked. In fact, loud snoring is one of sleep apnea’s side-effects. Dr. Orr has the right tools and training to diagnose and treat sleep apnea and give you a solution for snoring and daytime sleepiness.Learn More
Advanced Dental Technology
Dental technologies have recently seen a lot of advancements to improve the overall dental experience for both the dentist and patient alike. Dr. Orr knows that in order to give her patients the best treatment available, staying up to date on the latest dental technologies is key. The dental technologies we utilize at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry are:Contact Us
Need a Second Opinion?
If you’ve received a treatment recommendation from another dentist, we’re happy to give you a complimentary second opinion. Your dental health is important, and we want you to be confident in the decisions you make regarding your oral health care!