12240 East 116th Street, Fishers, IN 46037
HOURS: M: 8 - 5 TU: 9 - 7 W: 8 - 5 TH: 7 - 3

Family & Preventive Dentistry

Total Care for Fishers’ Families

Great oral health starts with general dentistry. At Simply Dental, we have all the services needed to diagnose, treat, and prevent common tooth problems for the entire family. We offer regular, routine dental cleanings to brighten your smile and keep it free from decay-causing bacteria, and our technology offers advanced screenings and more effective treatment for many dental issues.

We believe in prevention – proactively stopping a problem before it starts. We promote building a relationship with our patients, and encourage you to take an active role in your oral health. That means starting at the very beginning. We’re here to help you develop proper hygiene habits and teach you how to care for your smile between visits to our office.

A major component of preventive dental care is removing plaque that can lead to gingivitis, gum disease, decay, and other complications. Our professional cleanings will remove plaque from the gum line and surface of the teeth, while fluoride treatments help provide a barrier against decay on the enamel.

Our comprehensive general dentistry is perfect for the whole family. We begin seeing children between ages 2-3, because starting them off on the right path to great oral health is important. We take extra care to ensure that our littlest patients have a happy visit, and our hygienists love to show kids proper brushing techniques.

We provide patient-oriented dental care. No two treatments are the same, because no two smiles are either. When you first arrive for a general dentistry appointment, we’ll offer a comprehensive exam to assess your current oral health. From there, we’ll work with you to create a customized treatment plan to get your smile exactly where it needs to be.

Comprehensive Exams

The only way to determine your current state of oral health, along with the most appropriate treatment plan, is to complete a comprehensive exam. We go tooth by tooth, checking all areas of your mouth for potential problems and identifying areas of concern. Our exams include a full oral health workup, with oral cancer screenings, perio-charting, occlusal alignment and TMJ checks, and digital 3D x-rays.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Early detection of oral cancer can make a big difference on your prognosis and treatment. We use visual and manual screening methods to check for abnormal tissue around your cheeks, gums, tongue, and other areas of the mouth. We’re equipped with advanced VELscope Enhanced Oral Assessment technology, which uses a wireless, handheld scope to detect abnormalities through natural tissue fluorescence. Alcohol and tobacco use may increase the risks of developing oral cancer, though anyone can be diagnosed with the disease.

X-Rays

Our imaging technology plays a critical role in helping Dr. Clauss see what’s going on under the surface of your mouth. We use high-resolution digital and panoramic x-rays, which deliver a great amount of detail and aid in diagnosing and treating, while exposing you to less radiation than traditional films. We also use cone-beam 3D x-rays for many of our procedures, as we can get precise measurements of different parts of your mouth and can plan for quicker and more accurate treatments.

Hygiene

Our dental hygienists are skilled at removing plaque and tartar build-up from the surface of your teeth, while ensuring your gums stay healthy and your smile sparkles. We use Piezo ultrasonic scalers to rid your teeth of debris that can cause gum disease and cavities. Proper at-home hygiene habits can help make every appointment with our hygienist easy and effective. Let your smile shine with a deep professional clean.

Periodontal Therapy

Your teeth get a lot of the credit, and while they are important, they aren’t the only thing to focus on when it comes to keeping your whole mouth healthy. Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, caused by bacteria from plaque, a sticky colorless film that forms on your teeth. When plaque isn’t removed, it can harden into tartar, which can lead to receding gum lines and swollen, bleeding gums. We provide perio-charting with all our exams, so we can easily identify and track gum disease, should it become a concern. For patients with moderate to severe gum disease, we can prescribe Arestin, a medication used to fight plaque bacteria. Your beautiful smile relies on healthy gums.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is an important part of a preventive treatment plan, as it restores essential minerals to the tooth enamel, reducing sensitivity and protecting your teeth from decay. Children benefit from regular fluoride treatments, as it’s vital to the development of healthy teeth. That’s why we recommend a fluoride treatment at every visit, for both children and adults. Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can help your smile between visits as well.

Mouthguards

So, you’ve got a beautiful smile. Now you should protect it. We offer custom-fit mouthguards to save teeth from excessive wear and damage due to activity. For budding athletes, we provide child-sized sports mouthguards, which protect teeth from injury. Adults who suffer from bruxism, or nighttime grinding, can wear a nightguard while they sleep to maintain the integrity of their teeth and prevent unnecessary wear and tear on the surface of the enamel.

Anesthesia

Does even the thought of visiting the dentist make you nervous? At Simply Dental, we cater to patients with anxiety, and we’ll take extra time to ensure that you are calm and comfortable, no matter what treatment you are having. We offer light conscious oral sedation, using prescribed medication, which gives us more time to work, and allows you to relax. You’ll be awake, responsive, and calm, and all you have to do is take a pill prior to your appointment. Patients who don’t like swallowing medication can opt for nitrous oxide, an inhaled gas that offers similar sedative effects, but wears off quickly once the gas is stopped. With us, we’ll help settle your nerves and allow you to get the care you need.

Emergency Care

No one plans to have a dental emergency. However, at Simply Dental, we have plans in place to these occasions. We make time in our schedule for patients who are experiencing a sudden dental emergency, and we’ll try to get you into our office the very same day you call. Your time and comfort is important to us, so let us get rid of the discomfort and fix your emergency, so you can get back to the things in your day that matter.