Preventive Dentistry in Hillsboro, OR
At Century Dental our goal is to help you to prevent all oral maladies through good oral hygiene habits. When you take good care of your mouth, you will be rewarded by not having to deal with cavities and other oral maladies. It’s a fact that almost all Americans will experience some form of tooth decay at some point in their life. Some people have a predisposition to tooth decay and experience it early in life, others are able to avoid tooth decay for many years before their teeth succumb to infection. Whatever the case, we are happy to help you in your fight against cavities and other oral health maladies with the following preventive services.
What Patients Should Know About Their Teeth
Everyone knows that brushing and flossing regularly is critical to maintaining a healthy mouth. The step that many people sometimes forget, but which is equally critical to the long-term health of your mouth is professional cleanings and examinations. We recommend that you come in are least once every six months for your cleaning and examination.
During these appointments, we will make sure that your X-rays are up-to-date so that we can ensure the health of your jaw and teeth. X-rays can sometimes catch issues like tumors or cystic growths.
Professional dental cleanings give us a chance to bring your teeth back to square one – A level of cleanliness that you couldn’t possibly achieve with at-home brushing and flossing. We will remove plaque and tartar and even give your teeth a thorough polishing to ensure they look and feel great.
The dental examination is a great way to stay on top of your oral health. We can find oral maladies when they are still in the early stages, alert you to their presence, and help you to prevent them from ever occurring.
Gum disease is a dangerous and hard-to-detect oral issues that can sneak up on you if you are not mindful of your oral health. It’s particularly dangerous because it doesn’t typically manifest with symptoms like discomfort or pain, so if you have it, you probably have no idea. When we examine your mouth during professional examinations, we will look for signs of gum disease. If we find signs of gum disease, we will make you aware of it, and help you to treat it before it has a chance to spread.
As you can tell, we are passionate about oral health, and there is no better way to prevent oral health issues than to have positive oral hygiene habits. When coupled with the right tools for the job, good oral hygiene habits make the biggest difference in your fight against plaque and tartar.
Dental sealants are a product that we offer to all of our dental patients, young or old. Dental sealants are like little plastic shields that we paint onto your premolars and molars to help keep the fissures in those teeth free from bad bacteria that causes cavities. Typically, we recommend that kids who are receiving their adult molars have dental sealants placed, but we offer them to all patients.
Please call us today at (971) 708-1608 to schedule an appointment. We care about your smile and can’t wait to see you!
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