Your oral cavity is a gateway to the rest of your body. Therefore, preventive dental care does much more than preserve the function and aesthetics of your mouth. It actually helps you stay healthy from head to toe! It spares you from future pain and can even save you money on future treatments. You have every reason to be diligent about protecting your teeth and gums. To help you do that, we offer several preventive services here at The Center for Contemporary Dentistry.
Tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Many of them do not catch the disease until it has already progressed to a point where extensive treatment is necessary. Through regular oral cancer screenings, we aim to spot signs of this disease as early as possible so patients can be treated as conservatively as possible. The screening process is fast, painless, and noninvasive. If we notice any cause for concern, we will advise you on how to get further testing.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps to rebuild little bits of tooth enamel that get worn away due to daily activities. Most types of toothpaste, as well as many municipal water sources, contain fluoride. We can also give you an extra boost of this tooth-fortifying mineral right here in our office. It is a simple and quick process that can help to protect your smile from the ravages of tooth decay.
We enjoy working with patients of all ages, including small children. Our team’s friendly disposition helps to put young ones at ease, and we are always gentle and patient when treating our youngest patients. Our goal is to help your little ones adopt a positive view of the dentist, maintain sound teeth and gums, and learn good habits that will help them to enjoy a lifetime of sound oral health.
Periodontal treatment starts with prevention. Regular cleanings and good hygiene habits are excellent precautions again gum disease. The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria in the form of a sticky, colorless plaque that constantly forms on your teeth. However, other factors can also cause the disease or influence its progression. Periodontal laser therapy treats the disease more effectively and comfortably than ever. It removes scar tissue in periodontal pockets, kills harmful bacteria, and promotes the reattachment of gums to teeth.