Keeping a regular preventative maintenance schedule with your hygienist and Dr. Wood and Dr. Schapper helps you prevent not only tooth decay and periodontal disease, but also avoid costly procedures and extra time in the hygiene or doctor chair.
A regular home prevention routine usually consists of brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once per day. But, did you know there are other tools to make taking care of your mouth a little easier? Depending on your needs, there are special toothpastes, rinses, and even flossing aids that can help you keep your smile bright and healthy for years to come. Dental Health PC can help you find the best tools to enhance your daily hygiene routine. This will make your professional cleaning appointments shorter and less stressful.
Another significant factor in your oral health is your diet. Acidic foods and drinks can erode enamel just as a balanced diet can help keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy.
Regular professional exams and cleanings, a dedicated at-home hygiene routine, and a healthy, balanced diet can help prevent minor issues from becoming major procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
At each exam visit, our team does a medical history update and reviews any health changes (even subtle ones). Even the smallest change in the soft tissues of your mouth will be examined closely. Early detection of oral cancer saves many lives each year, and our team is highly trained to detect even the smallest abnormality.
While excellent oral health is a partnership between you and our team, we depend on you to make sure your teeth and gums stay strong and healthy between appointments. Together we can create an individual plan with the latest tools and knowledge to help protect your smile.
Who doesn’t love that freshly polished feel of your teeth after a cleaning? Our highly-trained, compassionate registered dental hygienists do more than just polish your teeth. They remove plaque, tartar buildup, probe your gums for signs of periodontal disease, and much more!
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. When left untreated, you can expect bone and tooth loss. But, it doesn’t have to ruin your smile. A targeted, strategic bone cleaning schedule and a precise at-home regimen can help keep this chronic condition under control.
Deep crevices run across the chewing surface of molars. Even though a toothbrush can skim across these surfaces, the narrow grooves trap bacteria beyond the bristles’ reach. Cavities may form and end up affecting the tooth’s nerve without warning and destroy valuable tooth structure. Protecting the grooves with a bonded sealer might be worth exploring.
Ortho Screenings ( SureSmile Aligners )
Metal grins fill the pages of many high school yearbooks. But, braces offer benefits at many different stages of life. Identifying problems at an early age allows for early treatment which often results in quicker treatment. Monitoring growth and development at your child's regular preventive visits is just part of our commitment to your family's dental health and a beautiful smile.