Prevention and early detection are the key to avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. A good home regimen, in addition to regular cleanings and exams, can prevent many dental treatments. Our hygienists are available to assist you with your hygiene and management of your gums.
Regular dental cleanings, performed by a registered dental hygienist, are a crucial part of preventive dental care. By removing plaque and tartar, your oral health is enhanced and your risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease are reduced. Your dental hygienist will remove moderate plaque and tartar buildup, or an ultrasonic device to scale away heavier buildup. The cleaning is finished with polishing, a pleasant procedure that cleans the surface of teeth, removes stains, and leaves the mouth feeling clean and refreshed. Learn more about our cleanings - click here.
No matter how diligent you are in your home dental care regimen, you should still get a dental exam and cleaning at least twice per year. The importance of regular dental exams cannot be overemphasized - dental exams are the cornerstone of good dental health. In particular, regular checkups are essential for early detection of more serious problems. Early detection makes treatment easier, less expensive, and more successful and effective. Learn more about our exams.
During your dental exam, Dr. Brian Pearson will perform the following routine checks:
Digital x-ray is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged to help Dr. Brian Pearson and your dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by Dr. Brian Pearson to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. This examination of your mouth is performed during a routine dental visit.
Your teeth are at war every day, trying to fight off all of the bacteria that are eating away at your teeth. If you go without fluoride treatments, it could be like your teeth fighting without a weapon. Fluoride treatments can be a great way to take care of your teeth.
A beautiful smile begins with a strong foundation of healthy gums. Early detection and treatment of periodontal disease can help most people to preserve their teeth for a lifetime. We offer a comprehensive periodontal disease prevention and treatment program because a solid foundation of healthy gums is essential to protect your investment in enhancements such as crowns, bridges, partials, veneers, and professional whitening. Learn more about periodontal disease.
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