Mermaid Beach Preventative Dental Care
The best way to keep your smile healthy is to prevent common dental problems from starting or intercepting them as early as possible. Through regular checkups at Mermaid Smiles, we’re able to help your family reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease and other common ailments.
Gentle Scale and Cleans: If your teeth and gums are relatively healthy, we recommend booking a scale and clean at least twice per year. During your visit we’ll remove buildup that’s formed since your last checkup and polish away any surface stain. We’ll also show you ways to clean hard-to-reach areas more effectively.
Comprehensive Exams: Evaluating your teeth, gums and existing dental work from one visit to the next ensures that any changes or irregularities are spotted as soon as possible (meaning smaller and less-invasive treatments to repair them).
Diagnostic Imaging: Digital X-rays and intraoral cameras allow us to look deeper into your smile, to see what’s not visible during an exam. We share these images with you, so that you can co-plan your care alongside of us. Plus, today’s digital X-rays are safer than ever, with over 90% less radiation than conventional radiographs.
Oral Cancer Screenings: Known as the “silent killer”, oral cancer is a dangerous condition that affects thousands of people each year. Risk factors include everything from sun exposure and certain viruses to alcohol or tobacco use. If you have a small lesion or sore that doesn’t heal and looks different from the rest of the tissues inside of your mouth, let us know as quickly as possible.
Gum Disease Evaluations: Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Symptoms range from swollen gums to bleeding when you brush and floss. During your checkup, we’ll carefully measure the level at which your gums attach to the teeth, to identify early signs of bone resorption.
WHEN WAS YOUR LAST CHECKUP?
Schedule you or your family’s six month visit today.