We agree with the old adage that says, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” With our thorough preventive services, we can help you avoid the majority of dental problems. We can thus enable you to save money and spare yourself the pain that comes with tooth decay and gum disease. To enjoy the best possible results, visit us regularly — we will work with you appointment after appointment to keep your oral health in excellent shape for decades to come.
Most patients should visit us every six months for a thorough cleaning and checkup. At these routine appointments, we evaluate your oral health, answer your questions, and give you personalized guidance to help you care for your teeth and gums at home. If we notice any cause for concern, we will recommend further treatment. One of our talented hygienists will also give your mouth a refreshing cleaning that rids your teeth of plaque and tartar.
Tooth enamel is very strong, but everyday eating and drinking causes small bits of it to get worn away. Fluoride is a mineral that replenishes the enamel and helps to keep it strong. It also plays a role in the development of healthy teeth in children. Most toothpastes and many municipal water supplies contain fluoride, but if your mouth needs an extra boost of these remarkable mineral, we can provide a topical fluoride treatment right here in our office.
Oral cancer is a devastating disease that can affect anyone, even individuals who have never smoked or chewed tobacco. That is why we always include a thorough oral cancer screening as part of a routine checkup. During the screening, we perform a visual and tactile examination of your mouth and the surrounding areas. If we find anything that might indicate cancer, such as discolored tissue or odd swelling, we will help you arrange for further testing.