Family dentistry provides preventative dentistry services, such as regular checkups, x-rays and teeth cleaning, as well as other basic dental work. As Family dentists we accept patients of all ages, making our family dentistry office a convenient choice for you and your loved ones. We believe in prevention and it is important to schedule regular appointments for checkups, so that we can catch any problems before they require the special care like implants, root canals, and periodontal treatments.
Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning
Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive health care.
During a dental exam, we will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. We will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays (radiographs) or other diagnostic procedures.
Dental X-rays are a useful diagnostic tool helping detect damage and disease not visible during a regular dental exam. X-ray pictures can show cavities, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss.
We use digital X-rays in our office — a method that uses an electronic sensor instead of X-ray film. With this method less radiation is needed comparing with standard X-rays.
Oral Cancer Exam
Oral cancer screening is an examination to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. It takes eyes trained in what and where to look for things, and gloved fingers to feel particular areas as well.
This is not a procedure that you want to put off. Annual opportunistic oral cancer exams are a must.
An oral cancer exam is painless and quick — it takes only a few minutes.
Dental sealants are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. Teeth have recesses on their biting surfaces and these recesses are most vulnerable to tooth decay, partly because food sticks in them and they are hard to clean areas.
Sealants are a plastic material placed in these recesses.
How to Properly Brush and Floss
Brushing and flossing are the most important daily habits to good oral hygiene. Proper brushing and flossing not only protect the teeth and gums from disease but also reduce the bacteria that may lead to other diseases in the body.
During your visit we will show you proper way to brush and floss your teeth.