Preventative

Services – Preventative

Initial Exam
Your oral health and current dental state are as unique as you are. Please call our office to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs. Typically, at your initial appointment, a diagnostic evaluation is performed. This most often includes digital Xrays, an early oral cancer screening and a comprehensive examination of all of your teeth and the surrounding bone and tissues. This examination allows us to learn more about your dental concerns and gives us the opportunity to help you better understand your current dental situation and the treatment, if any, that would be neccessary to achieve and/ or maintain your optimum oral health. We will work together to develop a care plan designed specifically for you.

Periodontal Assessment
The most beautiful smile won’t endure unless the supporting gum tissues are healthy. Gum tissue that is pink and firm helps keep your teeth strong, insuring the best possible long-term dentition. A thorough periodontal assessment is a key part of an oral health evaluation. It helps us determine the condition of the underlying foundation before any dental care is initiated. Unhealthy gums can lead to periodontal (gum) disease and will not support healthy teeth. Should problem areas be discovered, appropriate treatment will be recommended.

Cleanings & Gum Treatment
We offer a variety of cleanings and gum treatments.  After your initial exam, Dr. Englund will recommend the type of cleaning or gum treatment and recall interval that is right for you.

Sealants
A sealant is a clear plastic-like coating brushed and cured to the chewing surface of your teeth to prevent cavities from forming in the deep pits and grooves.  Sealants are a non-invasive procedure that does not require any numbing agents to be used.

Digital X-Rays
There are many advantages of digital X-rays over traditional dental X-rays.

  • Digital X-rays are much faster and more comfortable for the patient.
  • We can view images instantly.
  • There is 90% less radiation.
  • We can enhance the images in a variety of ways to improve viewing.
  • Images can be stored electronically for instant retrieval in the future.
  • We avoid the chemicals used in the traditional developing process.

It’s Your Choice
Any number of these procedures can be combined to create a care plan that’s best for you. With our concept of comprehensive care; we consider your health, your appearance and your personal goals. After we’ve had the opportunity to perform a comprehensive exam and discuss your concerns, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to make a decision that’s comfortable for you.

Together, we’ll create a care plan that will keep you looking and feeling your best.