Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and more. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and regular dental cleanings. To maintain optimal oral health, we recommend visits to the dentist at regular intervals determined by a dentist. These practices are designed to ensure that teeth are clean, strong and white.

Everyone benefits from preventive dentistry. Children in particular benefit because it allows their newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. Dental sealants and topical fluoride treatments help prevent decay in your children’s teeth. If you are an ageing adult, you can benefit from preventive dentistry because it helps you to keep your real teeth.

Preventive Dentistry Services

Oral cancer scans
During this exam we will check all oral tissues, feel the skin and the neck to check for irregularities and lesions that may be questionable. We have a Velscope that we can use to look at the tissues and we make the proper referrals to specialists when needed.
X-Rays
Digital technology offers less radiation to the patient then conventional films and eliminates the environmental hazardous wastes from the developing chemicals.
Cleaning/ Polishing/ Root Planning and Fluoride
Our dental hygienists will probe the teeth, check for recession and mobility, provide a thorough cleaning of the root surfaces, polish off stain, apply fluoride if needed and make recommendations for your future appointments and home care.
Smoking cessation
Quitting smoking can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone! We can work with you to develop a plan to quit smoking and improve your oral health.