Although dentistry has expanded over the years to include categories ranging from cosmetics and restoration to periodontal therapy and implant dentistry, at its core dentistry is still about prevention. If dentists can prevent small concerns from becoming big problems, then they can help their patients enjoy greater oral health and overall wellbeing. At Central Dental Associates in Norwood, MA, our dentists practice preventive dentistry to help you and your family have healthy and happy smiles.
Preventive Dentistry Norwood, MA Trusts
In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice each day, we’d like to see you in the office at Central Dental at least twice each year for regular checkups. The objective of these regularly scheduled visits is to allow our dentists and their staff to closely monitor your oral health and more easily recognize any changes that may be of concern. If we do find something concerning, then we’ll want to treat promptly in order to prevent a more complex—and costly—problem from developing.
Of course, at these checkups, our dental hygienists will clean your teeth and remove plaque buildup. We’ll also carefully examine your teeth for any signs of decay and we’ll evaluate your gums for indications of gingivitis or periodontitis, the early and late stage of gum disease. When necessary, digital x-rays will be taken to reveal hidden tooth decay or infection below the gum line.
Fluoride and Dental Sealants
To assist you in preventing unwanted cavities, we may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth enamel, the first line of defense against decay. Although fluoride is added to tap water, many people do not consume enough of this mineral because of the popularity of bottled water.
A dental sealant is a clear or white plastic coating that is applied to deeply pitted and grooved molars to create a physical barrier between decay-causing bacteria and your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you or a family member could use an ounce of prevention, then call Central Dental in Norwood, MA, to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry. We also serve patients from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham and the surrounding communities.