At Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI), you are our priority. Our dentists, hygienists and support staff are among the best and brightest. They are highly trained and compassionate about listening to your dental needs and making them a reality. CHI has an extensive array of dental services at nearly all of our locations for your convenience to give you the polished, beautiful smile that you deserve. Services include an initial exam and diagnosis, preventative care, restoration, surgery, prosthetics, and more. We have a dentist that accepts sunshine state health plan but in case you don’t have dental insurance, CHI can help you with that, too.
Comprehensive Examination will evaluate overall health and oral hygiene on your first visit. This will include examination of your oral cavity, head and neck region, the condition of your gums, the need for tooth restoration or replacement of existing restorations.
Limited Evaluation is concentrated on a specific or problem focus area by the dentist at Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) in Marathon, Fl.
Periodontal Examination involves checking the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth. If periodontal disease is present, the dentist will inform you of options for treatment.
Digital X-rays are used to diagnose cavities or other oral health problems that cannot be seen in a clinical examination.
Oral Cancer Screening exam looks for signs of oral cancer.
Oral HIV Screening is a quick 20-minute test done by swabbing the oral cavity.
Emergency Dental Care may be necessary as a result of an acute infection or traumatic injury to the teeth.
Preventive Dentistry: The goal of preventive dentistry is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health. The primary emphasis is to prevent dental decay and periodontal disease.
Prophylaxis is a professional cleaning. It is a routine cleaning given to a patient whose gums are in normal condition with no periodontal disease present. It includes the removal of plaque and tarter from the crowns of teeth above the gum lines. The teeth are then polished to remove plaque and stains.
Fluoride Treatment is a mineral used in dentistry to reduce cavities by 65%. There are two forms of fluorides: topical and systematic. Topicals are applied directly to the tooth enamel, and systematic fluorides are taken by mouth, fluoridated water, and dietary fluoride supplements.
Sealants are preventative dental treatments. Sealants are thin plastic coatings placed on the pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of primary and permanent molars. The sealant is painted onto the enamel where it bonds directly onto the tooth and hardens. The sealant acts as a barrier to protecting enamel from plaque and acids, preventing cavities.
Our mobile dental unit enables parents to balance a dilemma by visiting schools, summer camps and other childcare facilities to provide dental services under the “Preventive Oral Health Services Program”.