Cleanings & Prevention
Prevention is always better than treatment. By actively preventing disease and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
In addition, effective prevention can help you avoid costly treatments in the future to remove decay, restore teeth and treat gum disease. Regular prevention is truly your best investment.
The prevention of disease. Professional Cleanings: Professional cleanings (dental prophylaxis) performed by a registered dental hygienist form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. In a professional cleaning, your hygienist will: Remove plaque from the teeth -- Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria. Plaque…Learn More
How do X-Rays Help? Dental x-rays or radiographs are very important. They allow the dentist to see things about your oral health that cannot be seen by the naked eye. These items include cysts (sacks of fluid that form on the roots of teeth), cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, invisible decay that occurs between teeth, and…Learn More
It all starts at home. Adequate home care is imperative if you want to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile and prevent costly dental treatment in the future. The goal of home care is to regularly remove the sticky film of bacteria called plaque from your teeth. Brushing Brush your teeth twice daily using a soft…Learn More
Protect the chewing surface of teeth from decay. The Problem: Protect normal pits and grooves on the chewing surface of back teeth Stop small amounts of decay from growing larger The Solution: Normal pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth can trap food that can't be removed by brushing or washed out…Learn More