Your checkup at Advanced Dental Group is anything but “routine.” We’re focused on proactive, preventive care techniques that help you enjoy a healthy smile for life.
Your check-up will include services like:
Carefully monitoring the health of your smile allows us to pinpoint changes when they are minor. That way we can recommend less-invasive or more therapeutic treatments, reducing your need for extensive dental treatment in the future.
Preventive cleanings remove calcified tartar deposits, stain, and plaque biofilm from your teeth and just below the gums. They also give our hygienists a chance to review your oral hygiene methods and suggest techniques for hard-to-reach areas.
Low-radiation digital x-rays allow us to screen for conditions such as cavities between the teeth, abscesses, bone loss, and other atypical findings that are not visible during an exam.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer doesn’t just affect people who smoke or drink alcohol. It can even impact healthy individuals that have no risk factors at all. That’s why we screen for oral cancer during every periodic and new patient exam. If an abnormal area is noted, we may use an advanced screening tool that allows us to pinpoint areas of cellular change, and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
Mouth Guards and Bite Splints
Bite splints and night guards can protect your smile from concerns like:
- TMJ disorder
- Athletic injuries (including concussion)
Each guard or splint is made right here in our office.
Periodontal Disease Screening
Gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss for most adults. That is why we screen for bone loss and tissue detachment during every check-up. Early intervention can help us avoid periodontal therapy or surgery later on.
Sealants are protective coatings that help protect the deep grooves and pits of your back teeth. They make it easier to keep your teeth clean, so that they do not develop cavities. Fortunately, sealants take just a few minutes to apply, and no anesthesia is necessary. We often recommend them for both children and adults!
Applying a fluoride varnish after your cleaning can facilitate enamel remineralization, making your teeth more resistant to tooth decay and sensitivity. If you or your child has had a history of tooth decay, we will recommend a fluoride treatment every 6 months.
So call us today and find out more about our dental cleaning and other general services.