Preventative Dentistry In Brookline, MA
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Maintaining good oral health is so important, not just for your teeth and gums but for your entire body. Through regular dental check-ups, at home-care, and other preventative dentistry services, you can prevent small problems from worsening into more painful and costly issues. Learn more about our preventative dentistry services offered by your dentist in Brookline, MA below, and schedule your next appointment with Coolidge Corner Dental today!
Bi-Annual Dental Checkups
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that most patients visit their dentist once every six months for a checkup. At Coolidge Corner Dental, we take a personalized approach to dental care and may recommend more checkups for higher-risk patients or less checkups for lower-risk patients. We’ll help you understand your specific needs and what to expect with each visit.
Regular checkups are essential to identify and treat common dental issues before they become more serious problems, including:
- Plaque & Tartar Buildup
- Teeth Staining
- Gum Disease
- Oral Cancer
- Cracked & Chipped Teeth
- And More
Brushing at home doesn’t remove all plaque. Plaque builds up between your teeth and under your gums, becoming tartar. Using specialized tools, our hygienists will remove this plaque and tartar for you.
Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, mouth pain, and worse. During your checkup, we will examine your mouth for early signs of gum disease and we will provide a deep cleaning if needed.
You may be grinding your teeth at night without realizing it. Severe grinding can lead to tooth damage, jaw pain, and more. A custom night guard can help to cushion and protect your teeth from damage.
X-Rays and Imaging
We have digital X-rays, a panoramic machine, and a CBCT. We use digital imaging to benchmark your progress, spot trouble signs early, and can even create cosmetic smile designs virtually. We take HD intraoral photos, which allow us to show your dental issues to you first hand and the treatment that may be needed