Most patients can maintain their teeth with just two dental cleanings per year. That, along with regular check-ups and diagnostic x-rays, is usually enough to make sure they are staying on track with their oral health and keeping their smiles healthy.
Dental exams and digital x-rays provide Dr. Thien Van Tran with the opportunity to see what treatment might be needed immediately, what might be required in the future to prevent problems and to monitor dental health.
Preventive dentistry means avoiding dental conditions, which is the best kind of dentistry. Sequoia Family Dental, located in Canton, MA, is ready to provide Canton and greater Boston residents with healthy, comfortable smiles.
Comprehensive Dental Examinations
Twice-yearly dental exams mean Dr. Tran can monitor changes in your oral health. His comprehensive examination reviews the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your jaw function. He will also conduct periodic cancer screenings; oral cancer is highly treatable when it is detected early.
We use the latest in dental technology, including digital x-rays and an intraoral camera to take digital images of the inside of your mouth. This enables Dr. Tran to see beyond what is visible to the naked eye so he can make treatment recommendations while dental issues are still small. Digital technology provides a way to see what lies below the surface. Treatment is usually less invasive at this point—and less expensive.
Patients who are concerned about digital radiographs needn’t be. These x-rays provide up to 80 percent less radiation to patients than their traditional film counterparts.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Even the most diligent brusher and flosser cannot remove all traces of plaque that form between teeth and near the gum line. Eventually, plaque hardens into calculus that can only be removed with special dental tools. Regular dental cleanings ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy.
Depending on the current state of your oral health, a cleaning plan will be customized for you. For most patients, cleanings twice a year are adequate. But if you have gum disease, you might need more frequent cleanings to either reverse it or to prevent it from getting worse. Keep in mind that your oral health can change through the years, but we will stay on top of your needs to give you the most healthy smile possible.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment
Has it been a while since your last dental appointment? Are you ready to get back on track with your oral health? If so, please contact our Canton, MA office to schedule your next dental appointment. Even if you haven’t had a checkup in a while, we are not here to judge or make you feel guilty. We cannot change yesterday, but we can help ensure optimal oral health for tomorrow. Call us today!