Preventative Dentistry

Our primary focus is ensuring that you not only have a fantastic smile, but also feel and perform your best.  Research has now connected oral health (specifically gingival inflammation) with overall health.  Bacteria associated with gingival inflammation and periodontal disease have been linked to serious health conditions such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Endocarditis,
  • Pregnancy complications, including premature birth and low birthweight

A healthy, vibrant smile is an important part of your overall health, and with regular visits to our practice, you can ensure that you’ll always feel your best.

During our preventative appointments we will:

  • Listen to and address your oral health or cosmetic concerns
  • Perform a soft tissue exam to evaluate the health of your gums
  • Complete a hard tissue exam to evaluate the health of your teeth
  • Do an oral cancer exam to identify any abnormal growths or areas in your mouth
  • Take digital radiographs as necessary enabling us to examine and identify caries or abnormal formations of the teeth and jaw
  • Complete a dental prophylaxis (cleaning). The dental cleaning removes plaque and calculus deposits.  No matter how outstanding your home dental hygiene routine is, you cannot remove hard calculus deposits that can ultimately cause cavities.  This is why visiting your dental hygienists regularly is necessary to maintaining your health