Proper preventive care is much more advantageous than fixing problems after they happen. In our office preventive dentistry begins with a thorough exam and a visit with one of our excellent hygienists. Professional cleanings done on a regular basis can keep your gums and the bone that secures your teeth to your jaw healthier. We can also monitor your teeth and detect signs of tooth decay early if they exist in your mouth. Often, if a problem is found, we can help you change your home care habits or routines to help keep your mouth more disease free. Small early problems are much easier and much less expensive to treat.
Unhealthy gums, which are red or inflamed and bleed easily, have been associated with other systemic problems like heart disease, diabetes, and other serious conditions. Our hygienists will help you stay healthy. It is important to care for your teeth and gums even if your insurance does not pay for this care.