Improve Oral Health With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Westport, MA
You can’t avoid cavities and other problems without brushing and flossing. For a truly healthy smile, however, you need to supplement your home oral hygiene with dental cleanings and exams. In addition to cavities, our Westport, MA dentists will look for other issues that may need attention. Among them:Doctor Mary Jane Miranda on Dental Cleanings and Exams Read Transcript
Regular care at the office is extremely important. What most people don't realize is that coming in for your regular hygiene visit can help prevent a multitude of different problems, both in your mouth and systemically.
We're now seeing different studies that are showing us that there are links to periodontal disease with heart disease, which is a major concern for most people.
Brushing and flossing, while that's really good do to, obviously, on a daily basis, it does not clean your teeth to the extent that a dental professional would be able to do.
It's really important to come in at least at an every six-month interval, if not more, depending on what's recommended by your individual dentist, to help prevent these types of problems from happening, things like periodontal disease, or often referred to as gum disease.
- Gum disease
- Bite or alignment issues
- Wear on teeth that can indicate tooth grinding
Give yourself peace of mind about your smile by scheduling a cleaning and exam. Book an appointment by calling 508-717-3780.
Get a Thorough Exam With High-Tech Tools
During your exam, we’ll take digital images of your teeth and mouth. We remove harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup, then polish your teeth so your enamel is smooth and less susceptible to decay. If we do find cavities, we can treat them with tooth fillings.
In addition to more traditional tools like mirrors, our dentists use high-tech tools to assess your oral health, including:
- Intraoral Cameras – These handheld cameras capture detailed pictures of your teeth and gums. We can share the photos with you to show you any areas of concern so you better understand your treatment options.
- Laser Cavity Detectors – With these handheld devices, we can locate even the earliest signs of dental decay.
An Oral Cancer Screening Comes With Every Exam
Our dentists also examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer. The good news is that oral cancer can be curable, but early detection is important for the best outcomes. According to the American Cancer Society, if the disease remains localized, the five-year relative survival rate is 83 percent – but the percentage drops by more than half in patients whose cancer spreads.
Remain Relaxed During Exams
You’ll feel relaxed during your exam and cleaning, thanks to our heated massage chairs. Additional amenities are available, including:
- TVs and headphones
- Neck pillows
- Tinted protective eyewear
Help yourself to a complimentary lip balm and a beverage from our refreshment station before you leave.
To schedule dental cleanings and exams for your whole family, call 508-717-3780. Our office is located near the Snell Corner neighborhood.