Preventive Dentistry

A preventive dental regimen is a collaborative effort by the patient, dentist, and hygienist where the primary goal is to preserve the teeth, gums, and bone, thereby avoiding costly and painful visits to a periodontist.

In order to counter the development of disease and decay, our staff are committed to diagnosis, prevention, and education. Digital x-rays are taken in compliance with radiographic protocols put forth by the American Dental Association (A.D.A) so that periodontal procedures can be performed both above the gum line and subgingivally.

Here are the most common preventive dental services we offer . . .

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Dental Cleaning

A routine, preventive dental cleaning, also called a "prophylaxis," is completed bi-annually by an Associate's or Bachelor's level Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.). Digital 'bite-wing' x-rays are taken during this appointment to display upper and lower back teeth...

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Bruxism Splints & Athletic Guards

Bruxing is the dental term for grinding, and grinding your teeth actually exerts powerful forces not only on your teeth but also to the surrounding gums and joints. Bruxing can be multi-directional (meaning your jaw...

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride varnish treatments are proven to prevent tooth decay. It is 100 parts per million which is a much higher concentration than both toothpaste or mouth rinse and therefore helps to repair teeth that are...

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scaling and root planing periodontal treatment

Scaling & Root Planing

Many times, when periodontal disease is diagnosed, it can be effectively treated with non-surgical therapy. Treatment usually consists of placing a small ultrasonic tip between the tooth and gum to remove plaque and tartar deposits...

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Sealants

Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. Fluoride varnish treatments...

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