With the help of our dentists at Sharon Dental Group in Sharon, MA, you can easily maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Preventive dentistry can keep tooth decay at bay while helping you maintain your dental and overall health.
Some of the services we offer our patients can help them avoid more extensive work on their teeth.
The most common preventive service our dentists offer is dental checkups. The American Dental Association, ADA, recommends going to the dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings.
During a checkup, one of our dentists will carefully examine each tooth for damage and buildup of the substances that can cause dental decay, plaque, and tartar. While checking your teeth, they will also examine the gums for signs of disease and the soft tissues in the mouth for signs of the throat and oral cancers.
Our dentists at Sharon Dental Group may recommend dental sealants for patients who don’t brush their teeth well. Sealants are a liquid substance that hardens on teeth to form a plastic-like barrier. This barrier prevents food debris from sticking between teeth and turning into disease-causing bacteria.
Another preventive dentistry service is diagnostic x-rays. Our dentists in Sharon, MA, use x-rays to examine the structures of our patients’ teeth for damage and diseases. If a patient has severe dental decay in their teeth, then it can get to the jawbones and erode them too. X-rays can also reveal misalignments of the jaw, occlusion problems, and wisdom teeth that may need removing.
Once we’ve checked your teeth and mouth, our dentists at Sharon Dental Group will then clean your teeth. Professional cleaning helps remove plaque, tartar, and food debris that you may miss while brushing your teeth. Routine cleaning can remove bacteria from the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth as well.
The best way to care for your teeth is to brush them at least twice a day, floss to remove debris from between teeth, and make an appointment with our dentists in Sharon, MA, at least twice a year for preventive dentistry services.