307 Grafton St #203, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Prevention Is the Best Dental Treatment

Considering the frequency with which you should practice it, you may not consider brushing and flossing your teeth a form of dentistry. Nevertheless, cleaning away the food debris and plaque that clings to your teeth every day is perhaps the most important preventive dental measure. Besides home hygiene, your teeth also require regular professional checkups and cleanings to remove plaque and its calcified cousin, tartar. Preventive dentistry is the cornerstone of good dental health, and can help you avoid the need for cosmetic or restorative treatments to improve your smile’s strength and beauty. At our Shrewsbury dentist’s office, Dr. Pizzi offers expert preventive care, including routine dental checkups and cleanings, to help ensure the long-term health and beauty of your smile.

The Value of a Checkup

Conventional wisdom states that you should attend a dental checkup and cleaning at least once every six months, or as often as your dentist recommends to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. During the checkup portion of your visit, Dr. Pizzi will thoroughly inspect your teeth, periodontal (gum) tissues, and the rest of your oral cavity for signs of developing cavities, gum disease, damaged teeth, or oral cancer. Detecting such issues in their early stages offers the best chances of treating them before significant damage occurs.

Clean Means Healthy

A dental cleaning, performed in conjunction with a dental checkup, describes a more effective cleaning than you can perform at home with your toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss. Using advanced equipment, we can remove plaque and hardened deposits of tartar from all the surfaces of your teeth, including along your gum line. Comprised almost entirely of oral bacteria, plaque and tartar are the main causes behind the development of cavities, gum disease, chronic bad breath (halitosis), and a number of other dental issues.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.