Preventive Dentistry

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is an important part of your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to serious health conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, and pregnancy complications such as premature delivery and preeclampsia. 

Tooth damage or decay can lead to widespread infection, and can also prevent you from eating a proper, balanced diet, which will negatively affect your entire body. Likewise, untreated TMJ disorder and bruxism can lead to pain in your jaw, head, neck, and shoulders as well as damage to your teeth. Preventative dental care ensures that these problems can be treated promptly if they develop. 

We recommend a check-up and cleaning every six months. Your appointment will include a thorough examination of your gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues to look for possible problems such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and other conditions. During your exam, your dentist will also check your jaw joints, bite, and teeth for signs of TMJ disorder or bruxism. Once the evaluation is complete, our hygienist will clean and polish your teeth to help maintain optimal oral health.