Here in our Hennessey dental office, Dr. Karen Cox-Haymaker and her dedicated team have the advanced technology and techniques you’d expect to find in a larger practice while providing a personalized kind of care that supports your oral and overall health alike.
The best teeth are your natural teeth. That’s why we take a preventive, minimally-invasive approach to your care. Regular exams and professional cleanings are a must – and also an opportunity to review home hygiene, nutrition, and other lifestyle factors that affect your oral health.
We also offer HR5 Saliva Testing, which alerts us to the presence of the five types of bacteria that raise your risk of gum disease – a condition that, in turn, raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
Regular preventive visits also mean that if problems should arise, we can catch them much earlier, when they’re easier and much less costly to treat.
We do not place “silver” amalgam fillings or other metal restorations. All of the fillings, crowns, and other restorations we place are biocompatible, fluoride-free, and BPA-free. For those with heightened sensitivities, we have serum (blood) compatibility testing available.
When teeth need to be replaced, we can provide bridges, partials, or dentures as needed.
We’re also able to help your children on the path toward a lifetime of good mouth/body health with Myobrace, a pre-orthodontic treatment that can actually mean a braces-free future. This light, comfortable oral appliance supports healthy orofacial development, so there’s plenty of room for all the teeth to come in straight and naturally, eliminating the need for extractions.
Safe Amalgam Removal
When old metal fillings need to be replaced, safety comes first. Because the mercury vapor generated during removal is highly toxic, we follow strict protocols to minimize your – and our – exposure. You can learn more about our safety procedures here.
Dr. Karen is SMART-certified in the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings and also certified as a naturopath and natural health provider.