Good preventive care is the key to a healthy and beautiful smile. Your preventative care starts at home by maintaining good oral hygiene and eating a balanced diet. Your healthy smile is further maintained with the help of Dr. Pierce. Home care plus regular dental exams and cleanings will restore and maintain your oral health.
Preventative Dental Services
Exam & X-Rays
Essential for detection of tooth decay, bone loss, etc. and to determine tooth and root positions. Using digital x-rays, we are able to reduce our environmental impact.
During this process the gums and bone around the teeth are checked for any signs of periodontal disease.
Examination of Tooth Decay and Restorations
All tooth surfaces are checked for decay and existing fillings, crowns, etc. are evaluated for integrity.
During a cleaning session calculus (tartar) and plaque will be removed.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to the acid produced by plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.