What is Preventive Dental Care?
The preventive services we provide in our office are an important part of your dental health care. Regular hygiene appointments and exams, including diagnostic images and rays, can help you maintain optimal oral health by stopping disease before it has a chance to occur. Professional teeth cleanings with a dental hygienist, good home care routines, and regularly scheduled exams with our dentists are the cornerstones of prevention.
Preventive Dental Care in Tewksbury and Billerica, MA
3D Digital Scanner/CBCT
Our 3D digital scanner creates a detailed three dimensional picture of your facial anatomy including teeth, bone and sinuses. This type of image greatly enhances our ability to diagnose, treat and manage orthodontics, dental implants, oral surgery and root canals. It only takes about 10 to 70 seconds to complete scans using this state of the art technology right in our office.Learn More
Tewksbury Dental Associates is excited to be utilizing the best Radiographic Technology available. Digital X-Rays offer many advantages, including:
- 90% Less Exposure to the Patient
- Reduced Procedure Time
- Better Diagnostic Capabilities
- Interactive Diagnostics
Digital Technology is important to our medical care system because it allows medical and dental practices to transfer information immediately to patients.
Digital X-Rays are the most precise technology ever developed for the diagnosis of dental disease.
This technique uses an electronic sensor instead of traditional x-ray film that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged which helps the dentist and hygienist evaluate the health of your mouth more accurately. Digital x-rays also reduce radiation by 90% compared to traditional dental x-rays.Learn More
Oral Cancer Screening
Routine cleanings and exams at Tewksbury Dental Associates include an oral cancer screening because we believe these appointments provide the optimal opportunity to not only diagnose and monitor the health of your teeth, but assess the health of your mouth and pharynx as well.Learn More
The team at Tewksbury Dental Associates know proven ways to build healthy hygiene habits. Each member of our team is a Registered Dental Hygienist and participates in frequent continuing education programs. Our goal is for you to receive they highest quality, state-of-the-art care.
We will work with you to build a schedule of ongoing care and maintenance that will keep your teeth healthy for your entire lifetime.Learn More
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps prevent tooth decay in both children and adults. Fluoride applied to the surface of teeth has been shown to be as important in fighting adult tooth decay as in strengthening developing teeth in children.Learn More
Fluoride for Children
By being sure your children have enough fluoride both in their water and through fluoride treatments from their dental care provider, you are:
- Giving them a lifetime of stronger and more decay resistant teeth
- Helping them avoid the discomfort of dental decay
- Starting them on a path that will allow them to keep their teeth their entire lives
Between the ages of six months and sixteen years, your children’s teeth are developing, but they’re not as hard and strong as they could be with fluoride treatments. During this time parents need to be very vigilant about providing the right amount of fluoride. Your child can get fluoride from over-the-counter and prescription toothpastes, mouth rinses and professional fluoride treatments.Learn More
Hygiene Tips from Tewksbury Dental Associates: