The goal of preventive care at Lee Family Dental Care is to eliminate dental problems before they begin. Keeping the teeth and mouth healthy is important to one’s overall health. While brushing and flossing at home should keep teeth generally healthy, visiting Lee Family Dental Care in Worcester, MA can ensure that you and your family members’ teeth are healthy, strong, and beautiful. The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults visit their dentists every six months for healthy smiles.
By seeing a dentist at Lee Family Dental Care, you and your family members can look forward to preventing tooth decay and gum diseases. Preventing cavities and having routine check-ups done can make sure your teeth stay bright and strong while also preventing halitosis, known as bad breath in layman’s terms. Preventive care helps limit future costlier dental procedures from happening.
At a routine dental exam, our dentists and hygienists will check your mouth for visible signs of cavities and tooth decays. Often, we will perform x-rays to ensure that there are no problems hidden in between teeth, under the gumline, or inside the teeth. X-rays may not need to be performed at all check-ups depending on dental history. A routine exam can help you and your dentist come up with a treatment plan that is suitable for you should a dental problem be found. Our dental exams also include an oral cancer screening to make sure that there is no precancerous activity in the mouth.
Often performed by a dental hygienist after a dental exam, our team is happy to perform professional cleanings to remove mineral buildup called tartar from the teeth. If dental treatments are a trigger for you or a family members’ anxieties, please let us know beforehand so that we can make the process as comfortable as possible for you.
While brushing and flossing are an absolute necessity for oral health, they cannot deal with greater dental and oral issues. For this reason, it is vital that you come to our Worcester office once every six months for a routine check-up and cleaning that will leave your teeth healthy and strong.