Preventative Care

When you think about it, everything necessary to maintain life goes past your teeth: from the air you breath to the food you eat!  Keeping your mouth healthy is a big deal! That’s why we do thorough exams and discuss all your options with you.

The most effective and valuable 
healthcare dollars you will ever spend
will be on prevention!

What’s Necessary for Prevention?

Besides having good hygiene habits, it is important to get a professional cleaning and exam every six months. This will typically include x-rays and intraoral photos. Most insurances will cover at least part of all your preventative care (check with your insurance to see how much it covers). 

In our office, a routine hygiene appointment includes:

  • A Thorough Cleaning
  • A Comprehensive Exam
    • We want to make sure nothing is missed!  We also want to help you understand any recommended treatment, so we make sure to discuss all of your options.
  • X-rays
    • 4 bitewing x-rays once annually
    • A full-mouth series or panoramic x-ray every 3-5 years
  • Optional Fluoride Varnish
    • We highly recommend getting fluoride at least once per year for adults.
    • We recommend more frequent fluoride for kids under 16, but it is still optional.
  • Patient Education
    • We want you to leave our office feeling confident in your smile and your ability to maintain it! Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have!