General Dentistry Get Healthy Teeth & Gums
  • Visit us for a holistic approach to oral care
  • Receive mercury-free & fluoride-free services
  • Take advantage of advanced dental treatments

Maintain Your Healthy Smile With General Dentistry in Gillette, WY

Stats Image About 1 out of 4 adults has untreated decay. Source.
Your oral health and overall health are interdependent. This shapes our whole-body perspective of general dentistry in Gillette, WY. By making our office your dental home, you can:

  • Keep your mouth healthy
  • Prevent and treat gum infections before they lead to systemic health problems
  • Focus on identifying the underlying cause of oral health problems
  • Receive treatments with biocompatible, natural, and organic materials
  • Improve your overall health

Visit a practice where your total health is the priority. Call 307 228 7117 today to make an appointment with Dr. David Porter.

Choose General Dental Care With a Total Health Focus

You won’t find many dental practices in our area – or anywhere – that offer biologic dentistry. This is why we say, “On a good day, we change a smile. On a great day, we change a life.” For your sake, our practice provides a mix of basic and more advanced services:

  • Dental Cleanings and Exams – In addition to regular checkups, we offer A1C blood tests to identify your risk of diabetes, use the DIAGNOdent laser detection system to find cavities and VELscope to detect signs of oral cancer, and use microscopes to see possible gum infections.
  • Gum Disease Treatment – We use the Fotona LightWalker® dental laser to remove infected tissue and protect more of your healthy tissue than gum surgery can. Our bacteria gum therapy reduces your recovery time, too.
  • Mouthguards – Stay in the game with a custom athletic mouthguard made with digital impressions and our 3-D printer.
  • Night Guards – If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), an oral appliance can protect your teeth while you sleep.
  • Nutritional Counseling – Your diet may be a factor in oral and overall health problems if you are overweight, have breathing issues, or have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep.

We want your whole body to be as healthy as it can be, so we avoid materials that could introduce toxins to the body. This is why we use mercury-free fillings and fluoride-free treatments. If you have fillings with mercury now, Dr. Porter is certified in the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) to remove them safely for you.

As a board-certified naturopathic physician, Dr. Porter brings a holistic view to oral care. We want to proactively prevent problems as much as possible. For example, we use the ReCODE Protocol approach to address three major dental health risks that make you vulnerable to pre-Alzheimer’s. Diagnosing and treating dental infections, removing mercury or metal fillings, and relieving your sleep apnea problems help reduce your risk for this disease.

You’ll find that we focus on solving the root cause instead of just treating the symptoms. With that in mind, you may benefit from completing a self-screening for chronic system inflammation as well as a tooth decay risk assessment.

We welcome you and your loved ones to visit us for your general dentistry in Gillette, WY. Call 307 228 7117 or schedule online for a dental physical exam at Synergy Dental Center.

Common Questions About General Dentistry

How is holistic dentistry different from general dentistry?

Holistic biologic dentistry means we look beyond your mouth and address your entire body through advanced testing of your A1C, Vitamin D, pH levels, and much more. Your oral health is not separate from the rest of your body; it all works together. Dr. Porter understands those connections and can treat your oral health accordingly.

Can specialists practice general dentistry?

In theory, any dental specialist could practice general dentistry. However, most specialists prefer to focus their work in their chosen specialty. Dr. Porter has completed extensive training to offer many specialty services in addition to routine care for your overall health benefit.

Why is general dentistry important?

General dentistry is important because it forms the basis for a healthy mouth and long-lasting smile. Your teeth and gums can deteriorate without regular primary dental care, causing you to need more invasive treatments like tooth fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, and even dental implants. Ask us about the many advanced tests we can run to check on various aspects of your health and how they work together.

Why are mouthguards important?

The most common reason to wear a mouthguard is to protect your teeth and gums while playing sports. Whether you’re participating in a contact sport or not, a well-made mouthguard is your best defense against blows to the mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw. Mouthguards can also alleviate symptoms of teeth grinding and even chronic snoring.