Preventive DentistryWhen it comes to any dental or medical issue, preventing them before they arise is the best way to ensure continued heath. At Goldwire Dental, we understand oral maladies inside and out and take great pride in keeping our patients healthy. The following are some of the more popular preventive procedures that we offer.

 

Digital X-Rays

X-rays are a critical tool that we use to detect a wide range of issues that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to see. Using X-rays we can see between teeth to the surfaces that are too close together, we can even see inside the teeth! Because we can see into teeth, we are able to spot issues when they are in the very beginning stages of growth. If we look at your teeth and see a formation that is indicative of the beginning stages of a cavity, we can often take measures to prevent it from forming into a full-fledged cavity.

Now we offer digital X-rays, which produces one fifth of the radiation that a traditional X-ray does. Digital X-rays take no time to develop and we can even pull up the images on a computer monitor to show you exactly what is happening with your teeth.

 

Dental Cleaning

When it comes to brushing and flossing, it’s always good to stay on top of your at-home cleaning routines. Even with thorough brushing and flossing, there is a good chance that plaque and bacteria will build up and could eventually cause an issue. This is where professional dental cleaning comes in. Every time you visit our office for a normal checkup we will give your teeth a professional cleaning where we get all the little nooks and crannies that you miss with your at-home routine.

 

Dental Examinations

In order to stay on top of your oral health we recommend coming in to have a professional cleaning and examination at least twice a year. The cleaning will come first, and will be followed by a thorough examination. During the exam, we check for all kinds of issues ranging from cavities to signs of oral cancer. Dental examinations give you the peace of mind that you deserve when it comes to your oral health.

 

Gum Disease Prevention

Your gums are just as important to your oral health as your teeth. They benefit from brushing and flossing in many of the same ways your teeth do. When plaque and tartar build up on the surface of your teeth, there is a good chance that you will get a cavity. What many people don’t realize is that same plaque and tartar pose a similar threat of infection to your gums. Gum disease can progress into periodontal disease, which is incurable and can lead to tooth and tissue loss. We are always looking for signs of gum disease at every appointment.

 

Oral Cancer Screening

During every examination we scan your oral tissues for signs of growths, tumors, and oral cancers. Early detection of these issues is critical to successful treatment.

 

If you ever have any questions about your at-home oral hygiene routine, please let us know and we will be happy to guide you in your efforts!