Preventive Dentistry

Maintaining a healthy mouth is paramount to maintaining a healthy body. Did you know the health of your teeth and gums can also have an influence on systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease? Did you know an unhealthy mouth can also influence the health of an expectant woman and her unborn child? It is very important to see your hygienist and dentist every 6 months so that problems can be detected early when they are easily treatable. 

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Dental Cleanings

All of our dental hygienists are comprehensively trained in taking the best possible care of your teeth and gums. Regularly getting the tartar buildup off your teeth, twice a year, is important to maintain healthy enamel. 

 

Oral cancer Exams

25% of oral cancer patients do not smoke or drink - that means it can affect anyone. The 5-year survival rate for oral cancer diagnosed early is 75% versus only 20% for those diagnosed late. Get checked!

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Digital Radiography 

Many cavities cannot be seen with the naked eye and by taking radiographs (xrays) once a year, your dentist is able to detect and restore cavities when they are small - preserving more of your natural tooth structure. 

 

CBCT Scans

CBCT scans produce 3D images of your teeth and help us see your teeth and bone like never before. This amazing technology helps decrease the mystery of many toothaches.  

 

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Occlusal Guards

Whether you clench your teeth, grind your teeth, wake up with headaches, or just want to protect your new dental crowns, an occlusal guard (bite splint) is an excellent way to be preventative!

 

Fluoride

City water fluoridation reduces the amount of cavities children get in their baby teeth by as much as 60% and reduces tooth decay in permanent adult teeth nearly 35%. FAQ on Fluoride

To find oral hygiene products with the American Dental Association Seal of Approval, click below! 

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