Preventive Dentistry

Best of Both Worlds

Preventive dentistry not only maintains a healthy smile but also can enhance your overall health and wellbeing.

 


Professional Cleaning & Exam

Regular professional cleanings and exams are an essential part of preventive dental care. Our unique approach takes into account the entire health and well-being of our patients including; patient blood pressure, general eating habits, and relevant medical health history. Our doctors will perform oral cancer screenings and a thorough examination of any existing oral conditions. Because prevention is always less costly in terms of time, money and stress, we recommend seeing our patients every six months to ensure their beautiful smiles.

 

 


Periodontal Treatment

According to the American Dental Association, approximately 75% of all Americans over age 35 have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria lodged in the gums which can lead to tooth erosion. The best course of treatment for periodontal disease is to have frequent thorough cleanings. Our periodontal program is custom designed and skillfully administered by our hygienists and doctors to meet individual needs and maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime.

 

 

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a long term infection of the gums and underlying bone. It is caused by plaque and overtime this chronic inflammation can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Periodontal disease is common and many people are successful at treating the early form of the disease thereby maintain a healthy smile. The best course of treatment for periodontal disease is to have scaling and root planning followed by frequent professional cleaning. This approach reduces the overall bacteria in the mouth and leads to reduction of the inflammation process. As more research has been done the medical community has recognized the role that oral health plays on overall health. Chronic inflammation of the mouth has been linked to a variety of medical conditions.