At Tulip Tree Dental Care, we offer complete family dentistry services at our South Bend, IN dentist office to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright. Our South Bend dental team loves to teach our patients about preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits that will protect your smile for life. We recommend a checkup every six months to stay ahead of any potential problems.
During your regular cleaning appointment, our team will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer or tooth decay. If we see anything concerning, we will fully inform you and answer your questions about treatment options. Tulip Tree Dental Care is proud to be your partner in protecting your oral health – and in promoting your overall health!
Tulip Tree Dental Care provides a full variety of general dentistry and preventive family dental services, including:
Professional Teeth Cleanings (Prophylaxis)
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Nomad® Handheld Digital X-Rays
Our practice uses safe, convenient digital x-rays using a handheld x-ray system to produce enhanced computer images of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection of tooth decay and damage and the effective treatment of dental problems.
iTero® Intraoral Digital Scanner
Dr. Hurcomb uses the iTero digital scanner with patients undergoing orthodontic or other restorative dental treatments. Dr. Hurcomb can use the iTero scans to take a closer look at your smile and show you how your possible smile outcome side-by-side with your current smile! iTero scans are fast, comfortable, and accurate, which makes the entire process more efficient.
This advanced dental technology also features a touch-screen tool that lets Dr. Hurcomb make real-time adjustments to the possible smile outcome for each patient!
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is a serious condition that may occur even in patients who don't smoke or chew tobacco. That’s why at Tulip Tree Dental Care, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of our regular checkups with all of our patients over the age of 18.
CariVu™ Cavity Detection
Traditional bite-wing x-rays can be uncomfortable and don't show early caries and lesions in detail. The CariVu device allows Dr. Hurcomb to use patented transillumination technology to comfortably and easily detect cavities and cracks with higher accuracy.
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Be sure to ask about pediatric dental sealants too!
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
This safe and easy-to-apply mineral treatment is used to help support healthy tooth enamel. This treatment can re-mineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping your teeth more resilient against bacteria.
Teethmate™ Desensitizer Treatment for Sensitive Teeth
Sensitive teeth can make eating, drinking, and even speaking painful. If you're tired of suffering with tooth sensitivity, ask Dr. Hurcomb if Teethmate Desensitizer treatment could give you the relief you need!
Questions About Our Family Dentistry Services?
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call us today to schedule your appointment!
Experiencing dental pain and need an emergency dentist appointment? We will help you schedule the earliest available appointment.