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PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

Preventative dentistry, saving you money in the long run. Regular visits to your dentist prevent tooth ache and wallet ache.

Undoubtedly individuals and families are feeling the pressure from the current financial crisis. Instead of avoiding the trip to the dentist, embrace it and save money in the long run by achieving and maintaining optimal oral health

Keeping your regular preventative care appointment is a lot kinder to your mouth and your wallet then often devastating results which can occur due to neglecting your pearly whites

Preventative Dentistry

Dental Examination

Your friendly dentist at Alexander Drive Dental Clinic will check your teeth for cavities and your gums for any sign of gum-disease. Plaque is a film of bacteria that sticks onto your teeth. When the plaque builds up, it will harden and form calculus. Calculus cannot be removed with just tooth brushing and requires special instruments to remove it.

Preventative Dentistry

Dental Xrays

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are very important in diagnosing and preventing oral disease that is not visible to the naked-eye. Your dentist can assess the radiograph and find any hidden infection or abnormalities, and give you a complete account of your teeth and mouth. Without the radiographs, many potential diseases will not be detected.

Preventative Dentistry

Scale and Clean

Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque and food debris from your teeth. Over time, plaque becomes calcified from the calcium and phosphate in your saliva, and when this happens your regular toothbrush is not powerful enough to remove it.

Preventative Dentistry

Pit and Fissure Sealants

The pit and fissure sealants help protect the deep grooves of your molar teeth from bacteria and plaque. Your dentist will assess your wisdom teeth.

Preventative Dentistry

Fluorode Treatments

Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay. It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies.

Preventative Dentistry

Oral Cancer Screening

Although oral cancer may not get as much attention as some more widely-known types of cancer, that doesn’t mean it’s any less deadly. In fact, it is estimated that in the United States, oral cancer is responsible for killing one person every hour, every day.

Preventative Dentistry

Mouthguards

Mouthguards are very important to protect your teeth and gums when you are playing sports. It only takes one second for damage to your teeth and gums, which may involve further extensive treatment to fix.

Preventative Dentistry

Occlusal Splint

An Occlusal Splint (also called a bite splint, bite plane, or night guard) is a removable dental appliances carefully molded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth worn at night to reduce the amount of grinding pressure transferred to the teeth.

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