Oral Health

Routine Oral Hygiene/Dental Cleanings?
Tooth decay occurs when foods containing sugars and starches, or carbohydrates, such as breads, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes or candy remain on the teeth. Bacteria living the mouth digest these foods, transforming them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris and saliva combine to form plaque that clings to the teeth, dissolves tooth enamel and creates holes in the teeth called cavities, or caries. Hudson Dental & Orthodontics offers personalized patient education on oral health, regular professional cleanings and vital oral examinations.

Fluoride Treatments for At-Risk Patients?
A smile service that strengthens tooth enamel and prevents tooth decay by hindering the growth of plaque-forming bacteria, fluoride treatments protect the oral health of at-risk patients. Hudson Dental & Orthodontics administers in-office fluoride treatments for those are undergoing head and neck radiation or who have poor oral hygiene, eating disorders, drug abuse problems, exposed root surfaces, decreased salivary flow or significant tooth enamel defects.

Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Strong, non-metallic restorations made from durable plastics called composite resins, tooth-colored fillings restore the appearance of teeth's natural surfaces with similar color and texture. More attractive and virtually unnoticeable, tooth-colored fillings repair damaged teeth to normal function and shape, restore 85-95% of the original strength of the teeth and are compatible with dental sealants to protect against further decay.

Dental Sealants for Adults and Adolescents?
Thin plastic protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay, dental sealants effectively shields the grooves of permanent molars from harmful germs and food particles that cause cavities.

Digital Radiography and Intraoral Imaging?
Hudson Dental & Orthodontics uses a high-tech digital radiography system that enables extremely low-dose, safe and effective X-rays of your teeth, drastically reducing radiation by up to 95% when compared to more conventional methods. Digital radiographs are instant, detailed and easy to interpret, so you spend less time in the exam chair and have a visual understanding of your specific dental needs. Additionally, we have an intraoral camera, a small device resembling a pen that can project an image of your mouth and teeth onto a computer screen with up to 400% magnification. Intraoral imaging and prints provide you with the visual references you need to consider recommended dental procedures and treatments.

Oral Cancer Screenings?
Hudson Dental & Orthodontics uses the proven ViziLite® Plus oral cancer detection system, a liquid rinse that offers immediate test results on-site.

TMJ Treatment?
Hudson Dental will help diagnose the cause of your TMJ, whether it is grinding and clenching teeth, accident, injury to the jaw joint, incorrect bite, dislocation of the joint, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in the jaw joint, and implement an effective treatment plan.