Preventive Care DentistryDentistry to keep your oral health in optimal shape
Preventive dentistry is designed to keep your oral health in optimal shape. Did you know that gum disease has been linked to serious chronic illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer? Your oral health is connected to your whole body, which is why a proactive and preventive approach to dental care is so important.
Along with an excellent home care regimen of brushing and flossing, regular dental cleanings and exams are essential components to maintaining good oral health. During your dental cleaning and exam, our dental hygienists are trained to detect any tell-tale signs so that you can take action to prevent further progression and receive the necessary dental care to correct existing problems. In addition, we take pride in delivering a high level of care in a safe, comfortable and friendly environment.
We offer the following preventive services to keep your teeth in prime shape:
Comprehensive oral examinations
Oral cancer screenings
Frequently Asked Questions
Does aging cause tooth loss?
Aging does not cause tooth loss. Most teeth are lost because of neglect, accident or gum disease. If you brush and floss every day, and come in for regular dentist visits, your pearly whites should remain lifetime companions.
What is gum disease?
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is an inflammation in the gums and other tissues that surround your teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Early stages of the disease are painless, so many patients avoid treatment until too late. If you have missing teeth, you are at a higher risk of developing gum disease.
What is periohygiene?
Periohygiene is a periodontal maintenance program to help treat mild to moderate cases of gum disease. This includes scaling and root planing. Scaling cleans the tooth below the gum. Root planing smoothes the tooth root to help the gum tissue heal, the periodontal pockets to shrink and makes it more difficult for plaque to accumulate along the root surfaces.
Why are mouthguards so important?
Mouth guards and nightguards can be used to prevent injury from sports, teeth grinding (also known as bruxism), snoring and to help with TMJ. For sports mouthguards, we offer UA Performance Mouthwear by Under Armour that are custom-made and scientifically proven to help make athletes stronger, faster and better. Contact us to learn more.