Dental Cleaning and Other Preventative Services
Other preventative services include:
Using digital technology, panoramic x-rays are wraparound photos of the face and teeth and show what is invisible to the naked eye. These x-rays are typically taken on an as-needed basis to view the sinus and nasal area and mandibular nerve as well as detect pathology.
Using an electronic sensor, digital x-rays capture and store valuable information on the computer. This helps dentists and hygienists safely and accurately detect hidden abnormalities and issues. Digital x-rays produce a significantly less amount of radiation than traditional x-rays and are better for the health and safety of the patient.
The most effective way to prevent tooth decay, fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral used for more than 50 years. Topical fluoride strengthens erupted teeth by sinking into the tooth’s enamel to make it more resistant to decay.
A thin plastic coating, sealants are applied to the surface of molars, premolars, and deep teeth grooves. Since more than 75% of decay occurs in these grooves, a sealant protects the tooth by sealing and creating a smooth and easy to clean surface.