Preventive Dentistry

THE HEALTH OF THE MOUTH IS LINKED TO THE BODY.

CAVITIES& GUM DISEASE ARE PREVENTABLE.

CAVITIES& GUM DISEASE ARE PREVENTABLE.

Check Up & Cleaning

Good oral hygiene is essential in maintaining healthy teeth and preventing gum disease.  

Regular dental visits will help identify and deal with any signs of concern early on. Daily teeth cleaning and a healthy diet are equally important.

Tooth decay and cavities may not cause any symptoms until they are very large. Warning signs may include tooth sensitivity, particularly after sweet, cold, or hot foods and drinks.

It is recommended that you visit your dentist at least once a year.

 

Diagnostic Records

Diagnostic records include Digital X-Rays, Digital Photographs and Diagnostic Models. These records are used to formulate the sequence of the dental treatment.

tHE COST OF A RECALL EXAM AND PREVENTIVE CARE IS FAR LESS THAN DENTAL TREATMENT.

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Flossing

Brushing alone only cleans about two-thirds of your teeth.it's never too late to start flossing.

 

Flossing tips:

  • Floss at least once a day. Flossing before bedtime is preferred, but you can floss any time during the day. Find a time that works for you and maintain that as a part of your daily routine. For more facts visit our website.
  • When you first start flossing your gums may bleed. After a couple of weeks of regular flossing this should stop. If bleeding persists speak to your dentist.

  • Be gentle. Aggressive flossing can hurt your gums.

  • Floss between all your teeth and behind your back teeth.

  • For more tips on flossing talk to your dentist about different flossing options like inter proximal brushes, floss holders, dental tape and waterpik.

 

Night Guard

A NIGHT GUARD

A NIGHT GUARD

Excessive jaw clenching and bruxism can accelerate tooth and jaw deterioration.

A Nightguard, also known as an Occlusal  Guard, is a removable acrylic  appliance that fits over the upper or lower teeth and is used to minimize the effects of grinding the teeth and joint problems (TMD) during sleep.

Mouthguards, Sport Guards

A removable intraoral  appliance  that is worn to protect the teeth and alveolar bone (bone that holds teeth) during contact sports.

 

Oral Cancer

DENTAL EXAM HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN EARLY DETECTION OF ORAL CANCER.

Oral cancer may occur on the lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, or the palate.

People who use tobacco or a combination of tobacco and alcohol are at a greater risk.

most pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions are painless. See your dentist if you notice:

  • White or red patches inside the mouth or on the lip
  • Sore that bleeds and does not heal in within 3 weeks
  • Lumps
  • Pain or numbness in the mouth or lips
  • Unexpected loosening of a tooth or teeth

Avoid tobacco, excessive alcohol use and wear lip balm that contains sunscreen to reduce the risk of oral cancer.