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Preventative Dentistry in Dartmouth

Preventative Dentistry

You should have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined every six months to ensure they remain free from decay. Cleaning prevents cavities and gum disease by removing built up plaque and tartar from your teeth.

Professional Cleaning

A dental hygienist will clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar. They may use special tools to remove an excess buildup of tartar or tartar that is above your gum line. After the cleaning the hygienist will polish your teeth and may apply a fluoride treatment to protect them against decay.

Dental Examination

During your preventative dentistry appointment, a dentist will examine your teeth to detect decay and signs of disease. They may also take X-rays to check the health of your teeth above the gum line. Early detection of decay is the best way to ensure cavities don’t have a chance to form.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is a potentially fatal type of cancer that affects the soft tissues in your mouth and throat. The chances of a successful treatment are significantly higher if the cancer is detected early so regular oral cancer screenings are very important.

When was your last professional cleaning? Book a preventative dentistry appointment with us today.

Videos about Oral Hygiene/Cleaning:

"Dr Melanson is great as are the dental hygenists & receptionists. 5 stars every time with no fails. Recommend." -- Jayson T.
"I have been going to Dr. Goodine for 25 yrs and would not go elsewhere! The care and kindness I have received from the entire team could not be beat!" -- Kimberly B.
“Dr. Sharma is incredible! She is thoughtful, caring and has a great attitude. Replaced a whole quadrant of my tooth in less than 20 mins! No pain and a few laughs. Highly Recommended.” -- Patient Review
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