Preventive Dental Services Keep Your Teeth Strong, Healthy, and Beautiful
Our doctors and staff carefully evaluate the overall health of your teeth and gums, identify tooth decay or other areas of concern and identify alignment or bite problems that may need to be addressed. Sealants or fluoride treatments (through age 16) are often used to protect against cavities. We will also talk with you about any recommendations we have about how to maintain strong and healthy teeth at home.
Periodontal Disease Screenings and Exams
Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is the number one reason for tooth loss. It’s also connected to numerous chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, premature births, stroke, and osteoarthritis.
For example, gum disease is four times more common in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis than in those who don’t. As part of our preventive exams, you’ll undergo screening not just for gum disease, but also oral cancer and temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) problems.
Comprehensive Dental Care Close to Home
Our doctors will then perform a more comprehensive exam and talk with you about any recommendations for next steps related to the exam or provide education and instruction for oral hygiene.
Through regular preventive visits you can ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy, address issues before they become serious or require more expensive dental work, and discover any illnesses that may be present.