Preventive dental care is a whole lot easier, more effective and affordable than treatment especially when it concerns your oral health. We offer comprehensive oral examinations for preventive care. These are designed for early detection of any potential dental problems which may affect your overall health. During your oral screening,
Dr. Long evaluates your teeth, tongue, gums, jaw, mouth, cheeks and neck to diagnose any signs or symptoms of a serious underlying condition. Our preventive care services include:
Annual Oral Examination
With this, you can get a thorough assessment of your overall oral health. It is performed for the earliest possible diagnosis of dental issues so that timely treatment can be carried out.
We use digital X-ray technology to examine the underlying state of your oral health. It helps us diagnose gum disease, tooth decay, bone volume, bone density and the inner structure of the jawbone.
This includes a detailed analysis of your jaw health, bite function, teeth health and surrounding tissues. It is used to identify signs of a bad or an unbalanced bite so that the problem can be rectified with timely treatment.
Fluoride is incorporated into the teeth’s mineral structure to strengthen them and make them more decay-resistant.
To safeguard your rear teeth against tooth decay, a sealant is filled in the gaps and depressions in and around them. The sealant creates a protective layer over the enamel of your tooth.
Oral Cancer Screening
This assessment helps us detect oral cancers in their earliest stages. This is important because early diagnosis enables us to help provide appropriate and timely treatment.
- Brush twice a day.
- Floss at least once a day.
- Use a fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque from the enamel.
- Use mouthwash to kill decay-causing bacteria.
- Schedule a teeth cleaning appointment every six months.
Your oral health is the mirror of your overall health and since most dental problems are irreversible, it only makes sense to avert themby keeping up with regular dental visits. During your visits to the dental office, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums and mouth for early signs of plaque, tooth decay, tartar and gum disease so they can be treated in time and you can avoid costly and complicated oral health issues. On the basis of your oral health examination, your dentist will also recommend ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
It is recommended that you should visit your family dentist every six months to maintain good oral health and to reduce the risk of potential dental problems.
Dental x-rays have a very low dose of radiation as compared to other imaging procedures and so, you can rest assured that dental x-rays are not dangerous.
No dentist can diagnose your oral health accurately without diagnostic radiology and so a dental office will use x-rays to examine your oral health and to detect any underlying dental problems which may not be visible during an oral exam.
Oral cancer screening accurately diagnoses mouth cancer at an early stage when the chances of cure are much higher.
A dental sealant is a plastic coating that covers the biting surface to protect your teeth from cavities.
Dental sealants typically last up to 10 years. However, regular visits to your family dentist are required to check for signs of damage or wearing.
Children and teens are ideal candidates for dental sealants, they greatly decrease the possibility of developing decay in the grooves and depressions of molars and premolars. However, adults without fillings or cavities in their molars can also benefit from dental sealants.
Oral cancer screening is performed at your dental office to detect signs of cancer and any precancerous conditions that can be detrimental to your oral health.
Dental offices recommend fluoride treatment to adults as a preventive dental care measure because it is proven to strengthen the enamel and keeps your teeth safe from dental decay and cavities.