standard-title PREVENTATIVE CARE

PREVENTATIVE CARE

Want to know the secret to a beautiful smile?

The secret to a beautiful smile is actually no secret at all: brush, floss and get routinely see your dentist every six months. Preventative care will help prevent painful, expensive dental treatment by preventing problems from getting worse and ensuring a healthy smile is maintained.

Oral cancer affects nearly 42,000 Americans every year, per the American Dental Association. The keys to surviving oral cancer are early detection and early treatment starting with regular oral cancer screening every six months. An oral cancer screening takes just minutes, is pain-free and we perform it routinely during regular dental exams. If you are male, a regular oral cancer screening is especially critical: Oral cancer is more than twice as common in men as it is in women. Other people at high risk of oral cancer include people over theage of 60, tobacco smokers and heavy drinkers.

iStock_000010407541_LargeNo matter how often you brush and floss, plaque and tartar can still build up on your teeth.  Our hygienist will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth using specialized instruments, accessing all the nooks and crannies that your toothbrush or floss cannot reach. Our hygienist is a bit like personal trainer — for your teeth!

The dentist takes examines your teeth, gums, and your overall oral health.  If problematic areas are identified, you will receive possible treatment options and the dentist will help you make a decision about your care based on:

  • Any immediate pain or discomfort
  • Oral health
  • Cosmetic objectives
  • Financial options

Digital x-rays have significantly improved the patient experience including:

  • Up to 90% less radiation
  • Instant! No more waiting 10-20 minutes for x-rays to develop!
  • Digital enhancements for better diagnostic
  • Improved Image Quality
  • Improved comfort