Preventive Dentistry – Whitinsville, MA
Comprehensive Care for Long-Term Oral Health
Outside of your daily at-home brushing and flossing, the most important step you can take towards positive long-term oral health is committing to routine appointments at Whitinsville Family Dentistry. Not only can you get your mouth examined from top to bottom, but you can take advantage of preventive treatments that are proven to protect your teeth and catch problems before they become serious. Give our office a call to schedule your next routine appointment!
Why Choose Whitinsville Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Comprehensive Oral Cancer Screenings Performed
- Intraoral and Extraoral Cameras Available
- Kind, Caring and Experienced Dentists
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Routine checkups every six months is one of the most effective ways to maintain a healthy smile and avoid costly and extensive dental emergencies. During your exam, we’ll look for any plaque, tartar and areas that could benefit from additional treatment, preventive, restorative or otherwise. After the exam, we’ll offer our professional recommendations, then perform a thorough cleaning and polishing of your teeth and gums. Removing plaque and tartar is key to avoiding cavities, decay, and gum disease down the line.
Oral Cancer Screening
Many patients don’t realize that they’re receiving an oral cancer screening during their routine exam. The reality is around 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, with only 28 percent of cases being caught in the early stages of development. The sooner we can catch oral cancer, the easier your treatment and the better your outcome will be. The exam involves closely evaluating your oral tissue as well as feeling for potential signs. This also includes checking your throat for signs of oropharyngeal cancer.
Every time you drink tap water, chances are you’ve ingested fluoride, an essential mineral designed to protect and strengthen teeth. You may have also noticed that it is an active ingredient in your oral care products. With the help of fluoride, whether it’s in the water and food you consume, the oral care products you use, or the fluoride treatments performed at our office, you can strengthen your natural tooth enamel and prevent cavity and decay development before it starts!