Preventative Dentistry

Maintaining your oral health is not just important for looking great.

Our practice philosophy incorporates current research that clearly links your oral and overall health.  That’s why our dentists perform a comprehensive oral exam, and that accounts for the connection between your oral and overall health.  At its core, our preventative dental program focuses on:

  • Discussing your concerns regarding your smile and oral health
  • Performing a thorough clinical exam for early diagnoses of oral health conditions
  • Cleaning teeth by removing plaque and calculus that cannot be removed by regular home care
  • Maintaining the health of your gums and supporting bone to insure that your smile lasts your entire lifetime
  • Providing tips that will help you stay healthy between visits.

Our dentists and team practice judgment free dentistry.  We understand that patients may have delayed their dental care, or may not have practiced regular home oral care. Our primary concern is creating a plan for our patient’s to maintain their health going forward.

We also know that current guidelines set by the American Dental Association and other regulatory agencies suggest that regular dental visits should  be made in alignment with patient risk factors and dental history.  While six month visits are typical, we will evaluate each patient’s risk factors and oral health to propose a maintenance frequency that will maintain their optimal health.

We have several patient education videos so our patients can always stay informed on what is best for their teeth.

The ADA states that “More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults.

People’s oral health can change in just a few months. The reason? Usually, it’s a change in diet or dietary habits. Lemon water, flavored seltzer, and apple cider vinegar have great health effects, but consider diluting them with water to lower the pH. With such acid levels, they may wreak havoc in your mouth.

Nutrition and Oral Health
With Adonna Lewis, RDH