It is important to keep your oral health at its best and that is one reason we stress the importance of preventive dental care at River + West Family Dentistry. Good oral health does not just affect your appearance, but it can also have an impact on your overall health. Regular oral exams and cleanings are necessary to maintain your best oral health. Early signs of problems can be detected and addressed with regular dental checkups.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. At Rivers + West, we take this sentiment to heart by emphasizing the importance of preventive dental care. You save time and money when you keep up with regular dental cleanings and checkups. One small cavity today can lead to an expensive problem that takes hundreds of dollars to remedy if left untreated. Ignoring the early signs of gingivitis can lead to serious gum disease. We help prevent such outcomes from happening by thoroughly checking your teeth and soft tissues for any developing problems.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Small cavities may not be visible to the untrained eye, and special equipment is often needed to identify developing cavities. Your comprehensive dental examination identifies trouble spots so they can be corrected before they have an opportunity to expand into larger, more expensive issues.
At Rivers + West Family Dentistry, we do not rely solely on looking at the teeth for evidence of decay. We use a 3D oral scanner to capture images of your teeth digitally. This helps identify areas of concern so they can be properly addressed.
Cleanings and Checkups for Your Entire Family
Were you aware that your baby’s teeth need cleaning? A professional cleaning from our hygienist is not necessary for the tiniest member of your family, but the first oral exam should be given by the first birthday. We offer recommendations on how to keep your baby’s teeth clean and in good condition.
For the rest of the family, cleanings help eliminate the conditions leading to gum disease. We recommend regular cleanings to remove tartar and plaque, which accumulate over time even with great home care. Our cleanings involve debriding, scaling and cleaning of teeth with professional instruments and devices. Dental cleanings play an essential role in the prevention of dental caries and the fight against gum disease.
Contact Rivers + West Family Dentistry today to schedule appointments for comprehensive dental exams and dental cleanings for you and your family members. Remember, good oral health is one of the keys to overall health and well-being.