Professional Cleanings, Examinations & X-rays
Professional cleanings performed by a certified dentist or hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Regular examinations help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. X-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problems can save you money in the long run.
Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)
Gum disease accounts for approximately 70% of all tooth loss in adults. Early signs of gum disease include bleeding gums when flossing or brushing, and gums that are red, inflamed or swollen.
Oral Cancer Screening
Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age.