Family Dentistry:  We see kids from age 1 to 102.

Oral Hygiene




Periodontal Treatment

Routine dental checkups and cleanings go far in helping you keep your gums and teeth healthy, but they do much more than that.

Removing plaque and tartar during a professional cleaning greatly helps to reduce your risk of gum disease, which is known to contribute to premature birth, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory disease.

During the examination, Dr Johns will evaluate for signs of tooth decay and assess the condition of fillings, crowns, bridges and implants that you have.  Your gum health will be evaluated and monitored.  She will also check for signs of various health issues, such as acid reflux and oral cancer.

At our office, we utilize modern technology and digital x-rays for the detection of dental decay, cysts, tumors, and bone loss. Digital technology offers instant images that can be shared with you on a large screen for you to see and discuss with the treatment team.

It is also important to realize that keeping your gums and teeth healthy takes more than routine dental visits. Home hygiene is also important. Keeping your smile healthy requires more than seeing your dentist twice a year.  Maintaining oral health takes the cooperative effort of the dentist, the patient, and the dental team. The idea is to preserve the teeth and supporting structures, such as the gums and jawbone, by preventing the onset, the progression, and the recurrence of oral disease.

Things you can do between dental visits include:

  • Properly brush at least twice a day
  • Properly floss every day
  • Use antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and keep your breath fresh
  • Eat a well-balanced diet, avoiding sweets and sugary drinks
  • Avoid tobacco products
  • Rinse your mouth or chew sugarless gum after eating


  • Natural Tooth-Colored Fillings

  • Crowns and Bridges

  • Implant Restorations

  • Full and Partial Dentures

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Zoom (in-office whitening)

  • Customer trays for at-home whitening

  • Veneers

  • Bonding


With so many different whitening products on the market, it’s easy to get confused. So here are the facts you need to know before you commit.

Yes. Clinical studies have shown that whitening your teeth with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide under the supervision of a dental professional is safe for teeth and gums.

The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula. Philips Zoom at-home whitening products have two mild desensitizing agents, potassium nitrate and Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP), to minimize tooth sensitivity.

Over-the-counter whitening products are not customized to your needs. With Philips Zoom, the whitening process is tailored to your needs by your dentist, with custom-fitted trays for at-home treatments or just the right light intensity and duration in the dentist’s office.

Whitening treatments help to reduce existing stains, but through consumption of coffee, soft drinks or just through natural aging, your teeth may eventually become discolored again. Maintenance whitening can help combat recurring discoloration. Only Philips Zoom at-home whitening products include ACP, which has been shown to help reduce whitening fade-back.

There are many causes to tooth discoloration. Some of the most common include the consumption of highly colored foods and drinks (berries, coffee, tea, red wine). Some medications, aging, smoking and trauma can also cause teeth discoloration.

With Philips Zoom, your teeth will be visibly whiter in one day. With Zoom in-office, you will achieve up to eight shades whiter in 45 minutes. With Zoom at-home, when used as instructed, you will achieve the same great results in one-two weeks, depending on concentration of formulation and wear time you select.