Our Preventative Care Services include routine check-ups and minor procedures like sealants and mouth guards to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
A dental exam is critical to maintaining your oral health. Many dental issues are often not seen or felt by the patient until it is too late. Oral health is directly related to health in other parts of the body. Most concerns found in the mouth only a Dentist can see and diagnose.
Here are some of the things we check for;
- Damaged, missing or decayed teeth as well as assessing a patients decay risk.
- The state of previous dental work such as root canals, fillings, crowns and bridges
- We check the position and spacing of your teeth
- We assess your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and evaluate the signs of clenching and grinding
Dental Hygiene Therapy
There are many benefits to maintaining a healthy mouth. Without routine dental hygiene, bacteria builds up on your teeth and around your gums, leading to major infections and systemic health concerns that are not just isolated to your mouth. You can increase your risk heart disease, clogged arteries, stroke, blood sugar control, and affect pregnancy.
Our hygienists not only take care of your dental hygiene needs through conventional scaling and root planing, they pride themselves on patient education and alternative therapies (eg. laser and varnishes) to help you maintain your oral health. The bottom line is that good oral care is imperative to your overall well being.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are utilized to check for early signs of mouth or throat cancer, such as white lesions, blocked salivary gland and other suspicious growths or cysts. We will be introducing Veloscope Vx to assist with our screenings.
Sport and Mouth Guards
A properly fitted mouth guard can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw. Have a custom mouth guard made specifically for you if you participate in athletics.
Dental x-rays are often a part of the dental examination. These can show such problems as cavities, cavities under fillings, fractures, impacted teeth, decay under your gum line, infections or abscesses and bone loss caused by gum disease.
Let us help reduce your cavity risk by applying Cervitec and other varnishes. Ask your dental professional about which one is right for you.
Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. The sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay often occurs.