We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care and that includes looking out for your long-term oral health. We offer every aspect of preventive dentistry at our Boston practice and believe in educating our patients so you can take control of the health of your smile. If you have been looking for a dental practice that can provide optimal care for your teeth and your overall health, please contact our office today to make an appointment with one of our doctors.
Maintaining Your Oral Health
Our doctors have the skills and experience necessary to keep the delicate structures of your mouth healthy, functional, and attractive. When you come in for your cleanings and checkups, we will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and surrounding tissue. Gum disease affects nearly half of American adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss. Additionally, gingivitis has been linked to an increased risk of heart conditions, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease. We take measures to catch periodontal disease in its early stages and prescribe timely, individualized treatment. We will also discuss how your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits can prevent the recurrence of gingivitis.
During your dental examination, your doctor will check any old dental fillings or crowns for structural damage that may compromise the health of your teeth and gums. We will also evaluate the motion of your jaw to assess whether temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder is affecting your bite and determine whether a mouth guard may help with painful symptoms. Our doctors will also perform an in-depth evaluation of each tooth to identify any cavities or areas of decay that need to be addressed. Finally, we will take diagnostic x-rays to ensure the inner structures of your teeth and jaw remain healthy and free of infection.
Professional cleanings allow our hygienists to clean your teeth and gums in a way that far exceeds the limits of what you can do at home. This is why it is important to come in at least twice a year to have your teeth cleaned by a professional. Plaque that is left over after brushing hardens and becomes tartar, which can harm and irritate the structures of your mouth. Your hygienist will carefully remove tartar that has built up in the areas between your teeth and gums. We can also instruct you on proper techniques to use during at-home care, and discuss the importance of using products that contain fluoride. In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you have sealants placed to protect your teeth from the formation of new cavities.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Because we make your general health, as well as your dental health, our top priority, we perform an oral cancer screening during each routine examination. Our doctors are trained to identify early warning signs that are commonly missed or mistaken to be a symptom of another condition.
Schedule an Appointment
Your oral health is important to your future overall health. To learn more about our services or schedule a cleaning at our office, schedule a consultation today.