Preventive measures are vital to oral hygiene, so we stress the importance of regular care. Brushing and flossing is part of the equation, as so are consistent visits to your dentist. Our preventive dentistry measures include the following:
Health and Dental History
Problems with your teeth and gums are often inherited. Along with collecting data about your mouth, we also consult your medical history to determine what issues might affect you. By so doing, we can create a plan that reduces your risk down the line.
X-rays help us diagnose problems already present. They also catch cavities, find problems that can’t be seen visually, and monitor injuries, infection, and disease. We can then treat the teeth and gums before the problems become harder and more expensive to deal with.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer can be life-threatening, but may be successfully treated if found early. Screenings can aid in discovering whether or not you have abnormalities in the mouth that might be signs of oral cancer. Dentists are your first line of defense against oral cancer!
Limited Periodontal Treatments
Our periodontal treatments help maintain the health of the gums, as well as the supporting structures of your teeth. In that way, we can help you battle gum disease. We can also replace missing teeth that may be a result of poor periodontal health.
Regular Teeth Cleanings
A tooth cleaning at the dental office is one of the most important preventive measures you can take. This is because the hard tartar deposits that form on teeth are the major cause of gum disease. These deposits cannot be removed by ordinary tooth brushing ; they can only be removed by dental professionals using special instruments.