Preventive Dentistry - Holbrook, MA | Scituate, MA
The Foundation for Every Beautiful Smile
Preventing a problem is a lot easier than getting it fixed, right? That same approach applies to dental care as well, which is why our team puts so much of our focus into the helpful services listed below. With regular dental checkups, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more, we can give you and all your loved ones the kind of strong, healthy smiles that never need a second thought! To schedule your next appointment with us so we can start safeguarding your oral health, give us a call today.
Why Choose Us for Preventive Dentistry?
- Team of dental experts at two convenient locations
- Able to help children, adults & seniors alike
- Designed to stop cavities before they even begin
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
We recommend that patients of all ages should come to see us at least once every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Why? Firstly, they give our dentists the chance to catch any minor dental issues while they are still small and easy to treat. And secondly, a dedicated cleaning from one of our highly-trained hygienists is able to remove harmful plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums that your brush and floss just can’t reach at home, stopping many cavities before they even start.
We just love treating entire families here in Holbrook and Scituate, and that includes their youngest members! Many of our team members are parents themselves, so we’ll know exactly how to keep your child comfortable while we provide the age-appropriate services their growing smile needs. We’ll even take a little time to teach them about the basics of dental care so they can form healthy habits that will serve them well into adulthood.
Dental sealants enable us to literally place an invisible barrier around a tooth in order to keep away cavity-causing food particles, plaque, and bacteria. We mostly use them on the rough and pitted back teeth, as they can be particularly hard to clean during brushing (especially for young children), making them very susceptible to develop decay. Made of a safe, non-toxic plastic-based substance, sealants only take minutes to apply and can provide years of round-the-clock cavity prevention.
Mouthguards & Sportsguards
If you participate in sports like baseball, soccer, football or hockey, you risk injuring your teeth. Take steps to protect your smile with a custom mouth guard. The American Dental Association recommends that athletes at risk for craniofacial injuries wear mouth guards during practices and games. Don’t risk serious injuries to your teeth and gums. Let us fit you for a mouth guard before your season starts.
Oral Cancer Screening
Here’s a sobering statistic for you: of the 50,000 people who will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, only about half will survive the next five years. Why? Because in many cases, the disease isn’t diagnosed until it is quite advanced. Early detection is the key to successful treatment, which is exactly why we include a full cancer screening with every regular checkup. If we find any suspicious growths or sores in or around your mouth, we’ll immediately help you get the follow-up care you need so you can stay protected.
Regular fluoride exposure is great for the teeth because it literally attracts minerals to the enamel that replace those that have been stripped away by plaque and bacteria. As a result, a person is much less likely to develop cavities over time. To get the most out of this smile-enhancing mineral, we can include a topical fluoride treatment as part of routine checkups. It’s quick, painless, and one of the best ways to help patients of all ages stay cavity-free between appointments.