Regular exams and cleanings play important roles in protecting your smile through the years. In addition to providing a welcoming environment, we show our patients how much we care for their well-being by providing thorough oral health reviews and services that lower their risk for future threats.
Your time with your dentist includes a visual inspection and a chance to discuss concerns you have about your smile. During these meetings, we learn more about you and your oral health needs. Talks with your dentist also create opportunities to ask about any concerns you have, whether they are about your appearance or about your well-being.
Some appointments also involve the capturing of images using advanced technology. This may involve the following:
- We use digital x-ray technology to capture detailed views of teeth and oral structures. This alternative to traditional x-rays significantly reduces radiation, and it allows us to upload images to a computer screen for easy reviews.
- Panoramic imaging with the Digital Panorex can make a full view of your teeth and oral structures easier to capture and faster to share.
- Images of the lining of your mouth can help us assess your health and provide you with feedback on what we observe.
The professional care from your hygienist removes plaque, tartar, and other harmful materials from teeth. Without this care, you become more vulnerable to new threats that can affect your teeth and gums, which means you can find yourself coming in for more involved restorative services.
There are times when periodontal problems require more than a standard cleaning. If this is the case for you, we can discuss ultrasonic scaling, which targets and removes bacteria from your roots to stop further issues with infection.
Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury provides important preventive care. Keeping up with your appointments will help you avoid future concerns while also offering timely protection when issues do arise. For more information on our commitment to preventive care, call our dental office in the Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area at 508-842-8838.