Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This practice helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visits to the dentist at regular intervals determined by a dentist. These practices are designed to ensure that teeth are clean, strong, and white. Ask our hygienist to offer techniques for you to keep your teeth healthy.
The condition or practice of maintaining the tissues and structures of the mouth known as hygiene includes brushing the tongue and teeth to remove food particles and residue, bacteria, and plaque. Also included is massaging the gums with a toothbrush, dental floss, or water irrigator to stimulate circulation and remove foreign matter; and cleansing dentures and ensuring their proper fit to prevent irritation
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist or hygienist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer at an early stage, when there is a greater chance for a cure. An examination of your mouth is made during the routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer
Soft Tissue Management (STM)
Early detection and diagnosis of periodontal disease is a critical aspect of soft tissue management. Patients with STM Type 1 can typically be treated by simple six-month maintenance protocols. Patients with findings consistent with STM Type 2 have gingivitis and can benefit most from a soft tissue management program. Because gingivitis is reversible, the combination of education and treatment can reverse and prevent the disease from progressing. Following the completion of the hygienist and Dr. Marciano's examination, you will be advised if a soft tissue management treatment is needed based on the condition of your mouth. This is one of the most important discussions you will have to maintain or improve the health of your mouth.