What is preventative dentistry?
Preventative dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on procedures and life practices that help people prevent the beginning or progression of oral disease. It includes at-home dental care performed by patients, as well as dental care and education by professional dental staff in the office or clinic.
The objective is to stop the development or oral disease or to find it at an early stage. Dental health professionals most often look for early signs of periodontal disease, dental decay, and other changes in the soft tissue of the mouth that could lead to oral cancer.
Our office examinations include a cleaning of teeth, which removes accumulations of calculus, examination of the teeth and soft tissue using visual and tactile exams, x-rays, and oral cancer screening.