Preserve & Enjoy Your Healthiest Smile
A healthy smile is a foundation for a lifetime of health and wellness. At Broadway Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re committed to improving every patient’s unique smile and overall health.
Located in Council Bluffs, IA, our dental clinic provides general dentistry and cosmetic and restorative dentistry for patients of all ages across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a dental hygiene checkup, TMJ therapy, periodontal treatment, or teeth cleanings for your entire family, get in touch with us today!
General Dentistry Services
Here’s what you can expect with our general dentistry services.
Dental Hygiene Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
During a checkup, we will inspect for oral cancer, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and problems with old dental work. Our dental team will also show you proper ways to brush and take care of your teeth to better prevent gum disease and cavities.
Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults?
The first signs of early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) include tender, red, puffy gums, or gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Gum disease can progress quickly into periodontitis. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, gum abscesses, receding gum line, and increase risk for strokes and heart attacks.
The only way to know for sure if you have gingivitis is to see your dentist for a checkup. We offer scaling, root planing, and antibiotic therapy to destroy harmful bacteria and deter the factors that cause gum disease. In some cases, periodontal surgery may be necessary.
Do you wake up in the morning with migraines or chronic headaches? Are your teeth worn down from grinding and clenching? Does your jaw pop or cause pain?
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have TMJ dysfunction. TMJ dysfunction indicates a misalignment of the temporomandibular joints at the sides of the face, which can cause pain and other issues, including:
- Chronic earaches
- Facial, neck, jaw, or shoulder pain
- Tingling extremities
- Inability to open and close jaws comfortably
- Bruxism (grinding of teeth)
Our dentists can assess your bite to determine whether you suffer from TMJ dysfunction. We may recommend non-surgical, splint therapy to correct your bite and relieve the painful symptoms. In some cases, we may refer patients to a TMJ specialist.
This pen-sized, camera-tipped wand takes photos of the inside of your mouth. The camera then transmits the images via cable to a computing unit. Our dentists can identify problem areas and abnormalities and better inform patients of their treatment options.
VATECH 3D CBCT Machine
Soft Tissue Laser
Dental laser technology offers minimally-invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. Our laser has precise, predictable, and powerful reactions when it penetrates soft tissue. Laser light is extremely efficient, eliminates the need for scalpel instruments, and improves and speeds up the healing process as a result.
The Wand® by CompuDent
The Wand helps patients relax before, during, and after procedures. CompuDent manages the flow and volume of anesthesia delivered and more accurately targets the treatment area.
Itero Element 2 Scanner
This scanner takes digital impressions and speeds up lab turnaround time for dental crowns, bridges, and Invisalign. In most situations, say goodbye to messy impression materials and hello to a more comfortable dentist visit!
‒ Caren M.