PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE

Regular, preventative dental care is essential to your overall heath. During a dental cleaning appointment at our office, you'll receive diagnostic and preventative services from your dental hygienist and dentist, as well as any needed educational information.

Diagnostic services may include:

- Reviewing and updating medical history, including information about heart problems, pregnancy, diabetes and medications, which may have an impact on your oral health

- Oral cancer examination and screening

- Evaluation of gum tissue

- Checking biting, chewing and swallowing patterns

- Digital radiographs (x-rays) or examination of teeth to detect decay

- Referral to specialists for specific treatment

Preventative services may include:

- Removal of plaque and tartar

- Stain removal

- Fluoride application

- Sealants

- Polishing teeth, including fillings and crowns

- Cleaning and adjustment of dentures and partial dentures