Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry
Our hygiene and preventive dentistry services are a great way to supplement your at-home dental hygiene routine. We provide full dental examinations, X-rays and professional cleanings that will help you maintain your long-term dental health.
Regular examinations are key components to great preventive dentistry. Our team performs thorough tooth and gum examinations to find any problem areas in your mouth. These exams allow us to expose the possible threats to your oral health and to make recommendations on how to treat them. With the help of X-rays we can determine the possibility of gum disease, the onset of tooth decay and the potential for any number of maladies that can lead to costly and invasive dental procedures in the future. Exams also give us the opportunity to educate our patients on the current state of their oral health, as well as the need to make adjustments in their normal hygienic routine.
Professional cleanings are important to good dental hygiene because they give us the chance to clean your teeth in areas normally missed during your normal brushing and flossing routine. The build-up of tartar and plaque in hard-to-reach areas is a potential hazard to your oral health. Professional cleanings can help to prevent gum disease, infection and the spread of tooth decay. Cleanings also help to brighten your teeth and return a natural look to your smile.
Part of our preventive services includes mouth guards, which help to reduce the wear and damage caused to your teeth by grinding. Mouth guards can help to extend the life of your teeth and protect their natural beauty. We also offer dental splints, which can help to stabilize loose teeth, reduce the impact of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) on your teeth and jawbone and mitigate snoring and sleep apnea.
If you would like to know more about our professional hygiene and preventive dentistry services, or need to schedule an appointment, contact out office today.