Brushing and flossing twice a day are the best ways to help ensure the health of your teeth, however, they do not eliminate all the plaque that can occur.
Clearview Family Dentistry offers quality preventative care designed to prevent future dental disease and emergencies. Our preventative dental services include exams and cleanings. We also provide intraoral photos, x-rays, 3D Imaging, fluoride treatments, oral cancer exams, occlusal guards, and orthodontic retention.
Our routine care includes a cleaning (“prophy”), dental exam, digital low radiation x-rays, oral cancer screening, and fluoride varnish.
During your regular visit the hygienist will go over any areas of concern and review your oral hygiene home care. We recommend you schedule your routine dental visit every 6 months.
Digital Low Radiation X-Rays
Our office utilizes digital low radiation x-ray technology when imaging your dentition.
X-rays also help us visualize cavities that can occur between teeth, monitor bone levels, and see infections that may be present at the root of a tooth.
3D Imaging (CBCT)
3D imaging allows our team to examine parts of the mouth and jaw with higher resolution than the 2D x-rays.
This allows our team to accurately diagnose conditions and treatment plan appropriately.
Oral Cancer Screening
An oral cancer screening will be completed at all your dental exams. The doctor and hygienist will look at the soft tissues in the mouth including underneath your tongue.
Tobacco and alcohol use are strong risk factors for head and neck cancers, and it is important to have regular oral cancer screenings.
Occlusal guards are worn at night to protect teeth from trauma caused by teeth grinding during sleep, also known as sleep bruxism.
If you have muscle soreness around your jaw in the morning, you may be a candidate
for an occlusal guard.
Wearing retainers helps keep your teeth in the post-braces position following orthodontic treatment. There are different types of retainers, fixed and removable.
Removable Retainers (Essix Retainer)
Removable retainers are a clear plastic tray that keeps your teeth in the correct position. The risk with this type of retainer is that you have to remember to wear them, but the advantage is you are able to floss
A fixed retainer has a metal wire that is cemented to the teeth. These retainers have the advantage of permanently ensuring that your teeth do not
shift back to their old positions, however, they can make flossing between those teeth tricky.