Is your mouth healthy if you look in the mirror and don’t see any cavities? Lack of noticeable cavities is a good
start, but comprehensive oral health is more than that. It means you are free from oral disease
, your gums are healthy,
there is no infection in your mouth, you are able to chew your favorite foods with ease, and do not experience tooth
or jaw pain. In fact, oral health is an important aspect of your overall wellbeing. Fortunately, it is not difficult
to achieve with a cooperative effort between you and your dental team.
Do you really need to see a dentist every year, even if you aren’t having any problems? The answer is, yes! From tooth decay
to cancer, oral diseases are usually progressive. The best solution is to stop disease before it starts. The second-best
solution is to catch it early, when simple and conservative treatment will likely be effective. With a trained eye
and high tech diagnostic equipment, a dental professional can detect oral disease long before symptoms manifest.
Teeth cleaning is essential, even if you brush regularly and carefully. It can be very easy to miss a bit of plaque
below the gum line, between teeth, and other hard to reach places. In just a few days, that plaque can harden and
become tartar, which is virtually impossible to remove. Your hygienist has extensive training and utilizes specialized
tools to clean all surfaces thoroughly, removing any accumulation before it has a chance to cause damage. If we notice
certain areas you are missing, we will give you tips for more effective brushing and flossing.
Working together for a healthy smile
If your mouth is healthy, we will probably only see you once a year unless you come in for cosmetic treatment
. That means
your oral health is in your hands the other 364 days, but it doesn’t mean you are alone. Patient education is one
of our most valuable services. Brushing, flossing, and good nutrition are essential components of oral health, but
the details vary. How do you clean under a bridge or behind braces? What should you do if your prescription medication
causes dry mouth? How will diabetes affect oral health? We will help you understand your specific oral health needs
and develop a convenient hygiene routine that is effective for you.
If you are looking for a dental home where you will be treated like family, MEET THE DOCTORS
Just call us at (781) 315-4456
and schedule a APPOINTMENT
to learn about your options. Our office is conveniently located in Woburn, and we welcome patients of all