Dental exams are a critical part of preventive health care. During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. The exam includes evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities


The best way to avoid painful and uncomfortable procedures is to schedule routine cleanings that will keep your teeth and gums healthy. We recommend everyone come in for a routine cleaning every six months. During these visits we’ll clean and polish your teeth as well as remove plaque and tartar from your gums. While we’re doing this, we’ll be checking your teeth and gums for any signs of more serious problems. We can also provide fluoride treatments to keep your tooth enamel strong and avoid decay. Because we stay current on the latest developments in oral health and tooth care, we’re able to give patients the best advice on what they can do at home to maintain a healthy mouth.


Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth you use to chew (called molars). Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide.

Still, there’s another safety net to help keep those teeth clean. It’s called a sealant, and it is a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity. 


If children aged 8 years or younger are exposed to to much fluoride it can cause fluorosis (the faint white spots on teeth). If they don't use enough their teeth are at risk of decay. This is why seeing a dentist regularly is important. We can determine the proper treatment plan needed for your specific dental needs.

Professional fluoride treatments are prescription strength and topically applied, usually after your regular cleaning. Once the fluoride paste is applied it needs to sit for 1 hour before eating or drinking. They are only administered by a dental professional and provide many great benefits for the teeth.  No matter how much you pay for preventative treatments, the cost is worth it. It is significantly less expensive than the cost of repairing the tooth decay it can prevent. Professional fluoride treatment is a preventive therapy, which helps your body naturally fight cavities. By preventing tooth decay, you are lowering the amount of money you spend on dental care over your lifetime. 

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