Many dental issues can be prevented with routine cleanings and exams. Every day plaque and tartar can build up as the result of bacteria living off the bits of food trapped in hard to reach places around teeth. The presence of this bacteria causes teeth to decay and form cavities, causes the bone around teeth to weaken leading to tooth loss, and can cause or be associated with a number of other major health issues. Routine cleanings allow for the effective removal of these bacteria, while routine exams help to catch issues like oral cancer early on.
The first step in preventative oral hygiene is knowing where your dental health currently stands. Dental X-Rays give our team an in depth look into the health of your teeth and surrounding bone, inside and out. Technology has come a long way, and the radiation used in dental x-rays is about the same level of exposure as a 2-hour airplane flight! As a precaution, however, we still conduct all safety protocols to keep both our staff and our patients safe in the process.