K. Boehm DDS & Associates

Preventive Dentistry

Prioritizing the oral well-being of our patients is paramount to us. Optimal oral health is a formidable defense against tooth decay, loss, and gum disease. It's more effective and economical to prevent dental issues than to address the aftermath of poor oral health. Collaborating with you, we'll create a prevention plan tailored to your needs, lifestyle, and overall health aspirations.

We advocate regular exams and cleanings to complement your at-home oral care routine. Our hygienists deliver meticulous, gentle cleanings and provide education to support your journey toward peak oral health.

Children’s Dentistry

Delighting in caring for our young patients, we acknowledge their unique requirements during dental visits. We avoid pressuring children, aiming for an enjoyable and comfortable experience to foster lifelong connections with the dentist’s office.

We recommend a child's initial visit between eighteen months and 3 – 4 years to monitor the growth and development of their teeth and mouth, unless a dental issue is suspected. Establishing proper oral hygiene practices at an early age is crucial. We dedicate time to guide parents and children on effective brushing, flossing techniques, and nutritional habits, ensuring enduring oral health. Dr. Boehm and the staff prioritize your children's developing immune systems, exclusively using safe and healthy materials that uphold their overall well-being.

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are a valuable safeguard against teeth grinding and sports-related injuries for your child. Crafted for a precise fit, these guards typically cover lower teeth. In cases where a child wears braces or another fixed dental appliance on the lower jaw, Dr. Boehm may also recommend a mouth protector for these teeth.

Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis or periodontal disease, is prevalent among adults and a leading cause of tooth loss. Originating from plaque and tartar accumulation along the gum line, gum disease irritates the gums and may harbor bacteria that can potentially impact other body areas through the bloodstream. Recognizable symptoms include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • A reddish-purple hue to gums
  • Mouth sores
  • Swollen gums
  • Bad breath

Routine cleanings and a robust at-home oral hygiene regimen effectively prevent gum disease. If detected early, the effects of gum disease are reversible with proper treatment. Our hygienists deliver gentle, comprehensive cleanings, addressing plaque build-up beyond the reach of regular brushing. They provide education on maximizing the benefits of brushing and flossing.

Studies reveal a link between gum disease and an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, low birth weight, and diabetes. Emphasizing the impact of gum health on overall well-being, we recommend professional cleanings every six months, with potential adjustments for specific cases and referrals to specialists for advanced gum disease cases.

Orthodontic Excellence

In contrast to conventional orthodontic practices, our approach extends beyond merely straightening teeth. Embracing an Orthopedic perspective, we assess the interplay between teeth, facial, and jaw bones, striving for symmetry and harmony.

Beginning with our youngest patients, we identify abnormal growth and address oral structure using techniques like expanders. Rather than focusing solely on excess teeth, we tackle underlying structural issues to prevent future complications such as TMJ or malocclusion. For adult Orthopedic treatment, we consider not only teeth and oral structures but also existing TMJ, malocclusion, and health concerns like snoring and sleep apnea. Our goal is not just a visually appealing smile but a robust, stable, and healthy one.

We offer diverse orthodontic treatments, including ClearCorrect Invisible braces and straight wire braces. Dr. Boehm, after a thorough evaluation and medical history review, collaborates with patients to determine the most suitable orthodontic approach.

Comprehensive Therapy for Pain Relief and Oral Harmony

Long-term chronic pain is debilitating, and conventional pain relief often provides only temporary respite without addressing the root cause. Our office provides alternative, noninvasive therapies like ETPS, Cranial Sacral, and Lymphatic Therapy. These safe, effective treatments cater to patients of all ages, sidestepping artificial drugs and invasive procedures.

Conditions such as teeth clenching, grinding, or malocclusion can induce muscle spasms, contributing to symptoms like tension headaches, migraines, neck, upper back, and jaw pain, sinusitis, eye discomfort, dizziness, ear sensitivity, and numbness or tingling in the fingers. Embracing a holistic dentistry approach, we pinpoint and treat pain causes, offering relief and addressing the underlying issues.

TMJ and Craniofacial Harmony

Experience headaches, neck aches, clicking jaws, or ringing in the ears? It might be TMJ Syndrome, affecting around 60 million Americans. TMJS arises when jaw muscles and the temporomandibular joint fall out of alignment, disrupting the chewing process and causing pain.

The indications of TMJ include:

  • Audible clicking, popping, or grating when opening or closing the mouth
  • Headaches and/or dizziness
  • Tenderness in jaw muscles
  • Earache
  • Jaws occasionally lock open during yawning or when the mouth is held open
  • Spasms or cramps in the jaw area

Seek relief before jaw and headache pain escalate. Our treatment involves no medication, injections, surgery, or side effects.

Dr. Boehm, with over 23 years of experience in TMJ and craniofacial pain treatment, is affiliated with professional organizations specializing in pain management and head and neck pain. Having lectured nationally and internationally, his tailored approach acknowledges each patient's unique structural issues contributing to the problem. Initial treatment is conservative, yielding highly successful outcomes. Contact us for more information.

Mercury-Free Restorations

Opting for biocompatible, mercury-free composite fillings over traditional amalgam fillings, our offices prioritize patient safety. Amalgam fillings pose potential risks of mercury toxicity, as research indicates mercury leaching during teeth clenching, grinding, or exposure to hot substances. Besides being safer, composite fillings demand less removal of natural tooth structure during preparation, preserving tooth strength and integrity.

Crowning Excellence

When over half of a tooth requires restoration due to a filling, a crown becomes essential for added support. Preventing potential breakage around the filling, crowns cover the entire tooth. As fillings enlarge, teeth weaken, necessitating crowns. Ideal for worn-out fillings, cracked teeth, or cosmetic enhancements, porcelain crowns offer durable, natural-looking materials that seamlessly blend with your teeth.

When a tooth faces failure, a crown becomes its savior. Preserving structural integrity, crowns provide essential support, preventing surrounding teeth from shifting and maintaining the natural bite. Our porcelain crowns, crafted with durable, natural-looking materials, seamlessly blend with your teeth, offering both strength and aesthetic appeal.

Bridges for Seamless Smiles

Missing teeth can disrupt your bite and alter your facial appearance. Bridges, consisting of two crowns and a false tooth, anchor on adjacent teeth, preventing shifts and preserving facial structure. Beyond restoring functionality, bridges enhance chewing and speaking abilities. Dental implants can also support bridges for added stability and longevity.

Composite Bonding Brilliance

Transform your smile with composite bonding, a versatile technique for correcting dental issues. Repair broken, chipped, or stained teeth, close gaps, and enhance the appearance with this durable and color-matched composite material. Composite bonding maintains natural tooth strength and integrity, unlike procedures requiring healthy structure removal.

Dental Implants

For a restoration resembling natural teeth, dental implants are the ideal choice. Replace one or more missing teeth or secure dentures with zirconium or titanium posts surgically implanted in the jawbone. Implants restore your smile, maintain jaw strength, and prevent recession, offering a long-lasting, natural-looking solution.

Whitening for Radiant Smiles

Rejuvenate your smile with tooth whitening, erasing stains from coffee, tea, tobacco, food, and tartar. Combat natural darkening with age and unveil a brighter, more youthful smile. Our in-office whitening program ensures a radiant, confident smile you'll be eager to showcase.

Reach Out

Feel free to reach out to us with any inquiries or to schedule your next dental appointment. Our friendly team is here to assist you with a range of dental services, ensuring your oral health and satisfaction.