Preventive Dentistry

Regular Visits to the Dentist

The beginnings of dental diseases are almost always painless so regular dental examinations, including x-rays, are key to uncovering problems when they can be addressed in the most efficient, painless, and cost-effective manner.

We ALWAYS recommend a schedule based on your personalized needs and wishes rather than on an arbitrary industry standard, your insurance plan, or anything outside your personal needs.

Our regular dental examination includes:

  • Head and neck cancer screening
  • TMJ (jaw joint) exam
  • Sleep Apnea screening
  • Tooth and soft tissue examination
  • Review of your medical history
  • Cosmetic assessment (if you are interested)

We will base our treatment recommendations on the results of this examination

Home care – brushing, flossing, and a caries reduction diet

We recommend you brush your teeth twice daily using toothpaste.  While we find fluoride containing pastes help prevent cavities, we understand some people want to use non-fluoridated toothpastes. The important point is to make sure the brush touches all your exposed tooth surfaces as well as your tongue.

Daily flossing is as important as brushing, perhaps even more so for patients at risk of gum disease.  This is because most gum disease started between the teeth where your toothbrush is not able to reach. We show you how to floss and advise  flossing at least twice a day as well.

A balanced diet is important for your overall health.  Many people do not realize how eating just before bed, frequent snacking, and relying on simple sugars can lead to cavities and gum disease.  We are more than happy to go over your nutritional questions when you come in for your hygiene visits.

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