Two of the most frequent causes of tooth loss in adult and teenagers are decay and gum disease, due to lack of hygiene and late treatment of dental problems. Preventive dentistry helps you keep a healthy smile.
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. A visual oral cancer screening is included, and we offer state of the art Velscope exams.
Dental cleanings should be a part of everyone's dental care routine, even with a thorough daily dental hygiene. The American Dental Association strongly recommends dental cleaning by a professional every three to six months.
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities — even on teeth where decay has begun.
Despite the general belief, fluoride treatments are not only reserved for growing teeth - the adult tooth needs the fluoride just as much in order to keep its strength. Fluoride treatments protect the teeth against decay and sensitivity.
Occlusal guards are horseshoe shaped plastic devices that are designed to create a physical barrier between upper and lower teeth, in order to protect them from the damages of grinding during the night (also called bruxism).