Preventative Dentistry in Boston, MA

Preventative Dentistry in Boston, MA

Preventative dentistry is a practice that focuses on the prevention of tooth decay, disease, and other dental issues. By focusing on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, our dentist at Charles Street Dental can diagnose and treat any conditions early, when they are easiest to treat.

Common Preventive Dentistry Services

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Professional teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup. Regular cleanings are essential for preventing cavities and gum disease. If you have sensitive teeth, cavities, or gum disease, we may recommend more frequent cleanings to keep your teeth healthy.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that are applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth. They are usually recommended for children because they provide a barrier to decay-causing bacteria. However, adults can also receive sealants if they have teeth that are at high risk for decay.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are a preventive dentistry service provided by dentists. This treatment helps to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are particularly recommended for children, especially those who are at risk of developing cavities. 

Dental Exams

Preventative care is caring for your teeth before there’s a problem. This may mean coming in for dental exams and cleanings every six months. Dental exams are more than just checking for cavities. Our dental exams include a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, and the entire mouth. During your exam, we will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

The Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Clean Teeth

Maintaining good oral hygiene is the best way to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Brushing and flossing your teeth is the best way to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. However, if your teeth have minor chips or cracks, a dental restoration such as a tooth-colored filling, inlay, or onlay may be recommended to repair these dental issues.

Oral Cancer Screening

The best practices for preventing oral cancer include using tobacco-free products, maintaining good oral hygiene practices, and visiting the dentist for regular oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer screenings can help dentists find precancerous lesions, which are early signs of cancer, so they can be monitored and removed if necessary.

Gum Disease Prevention

Routine dental visits will allow your dentist to monitor the health of your gums and find any early signs of gum disease. Scaling and root planing are deep cleanings that can be used to treat gum disease. Scaling is the process of scraping away plaque and tartar from the surface of the tooth. Root planing is smoothing the root surfaces of the teeth to prevent the future buildup of plaque and tartar.

Better Overall Health

Preventive dentistry can help you maintain good overall health and wellbeing. The best way to avoid tooth decay and gum disease is by brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Doing these will give you fresher breath, prevent cavities, and reduce your risk of gum disease.

A Brighter, Whiter Smile

Preventive dentistry includes professional teeth cleanings. These cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can keep stains from accumulating on and between teeth. Regularly visiting your dentist for dental cleanings is a great way to keep your teeth looking healthy, white, and clean.

To learn more about the benefits of Preventative Dentistry, contact Charles Street Dental at 121 Charles St S Boston, MA, or call 617-226-2822.



121 Charles St South,
Boston, MA 02116

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