General and Cosmetic Dental Services in Canandaigua, NY

Geoffry Hallstead, DMD is dedicated to providing effective dental services, combining modern technology with old-fashioned patient care. 

Common Dental Issues and Services 

One of the most common dental issues that patients face is gingivitis, which represents the earliest stage of gum disease; its more advanced stage is periodontitis, which can cause gum shrinkage and tooth loss. To prevent these and other common issues, it’s important that you schedule regular dental examinations and cleanings, so we can remove plaque and tartar and use fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel and fight off harmful bacteria. 

Other routine issues include cavities and tooth decay. Fillings are used to restore these teeth, and sealants can protect against tooth decay by preventing food and bacteria from getting into small grooves located on hard-to-reach teeth. In addition, when a tooth is too damaged for treatment, we can perform a tooth extraction. 

We also see patients for a variety of other common problems, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, which causes chronic pain in the skull and lower jawbone, and snoring, typically caused by issues associated with the muscles and tissues in the mouth and throat. In addition, we can provide mouthguards to protect your teeth and gums during sports and other physical activities, as well as nightguards, which help protect your teeth from excessive grinding and clenching during the night. 

Finally, we offer oral cancer screenings and recommend that patients have this done twice per year. 

Cosmetic Dentistry 

Our cosmetic dentistry services can help to improve your mouth's overall aesthetic appeal, giving you the confidence to smile without hesitation. Teeth whitening, for instance, can do away with unsightly stains and discoloration. We also offer popular procedures like implants, bonding, crowns, bridges, veneers, and dentures. Crowns and veneers are used to improve the appearance and integrity of your teeth, while dentures, bridges, bonding, and implants are used during tooth replacement procedures. 

We're always happy to provide more information about any of our services and discuss your specific questions. For more information, give us a call today at (585) 394-5230.