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Preventive Dental Care

Routine checkups and professional hygiene cleanings allow your dentist to identify oral health issues and prevent more serious conditions from developing.

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A Proactive Approach to Dental Care

Routine checkups can help prevent serious dental issues, like cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear, from impacting your oral health.

Your dentist may use technology during your checkup to assist with treatment planning. X-rays can produce in-depth images of your oral structures that can show issues beneath the gums or surface of the teeth like infections or jaw bone abnormalities.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.

Maintaining Your Oral & Overall Health At Home

Brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes, and flossing once a day is a vital part of keeping your teeth clean and healthy between checkups. Preventive dental care can also benefit your overall health. Poor oral health has been tied to a number of other ailments, such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Professional Dental Cleanings

During your appointment, your hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth.

They will begin by using a scaler to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Once these have been cleaned away, your hygienist will use a special tool and gritty toothpaste to polish your teeth and leave them shining. A thorough flossing is the finishing touch, ensuring that your teeth are as clean as can be, both above and below the gumline.

Fluoride Treatment

In some cases, your dentist or hygienist may recommend a fluoride treatment. This treatment is used for both adults and children who have a higher risk of tooth decay.

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel, which can help prevent or reverse tooth decay.

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