Our expert dental hygienists will professionally clean your
teeth to remove plaque and some surface stain. Regular professional cleaning
helps prevent cavities and gingivitis that can occur in spots you may have
difficulty cleaning on your own. We also
offer fluoride treatments to strengthen the enamel.
After your cleaning, Dr. Maiorino will
perform a complete oral examination. This includes checking your teeth for decay, assessing
your gums for gingivitis or periodontal disease, and screening for oral cancer.
This enables us to determine the best
course of treatment for any issues you may have and advise you on continued home care.
Dental x-rays or radiographs are an essential preventative
diagnostic tool that allows the doctor to look beyond the tooth surface. The doctor can evaluate areas that cannot be seen
during a clinical dental exam such as in between the teeth and the supporting
bone. In doing so, we can effectively
solve any dental issues you may have before they turn into bigger and more
expensive problems. Our office uses the
latest technology of digital x-rays which significantly reduces the amount of
radiation to which a patient would be exposed.
Digital images provide a more definitive view of tooth structure and supporting
bone which leads to an earlier diagnosis of any problems. This not only saves tooth structure, but also
greatly reduces cost of treatment.