At Westmoreland Family Dentistry, we recommend that certain procedures be performed at regular dental visits as part of your proper dental hygiene. This preventative dentistry prevents problems before they start, corrects routine problems before they worsen, and identifies serious oral health problems so they can be properly treated.
A comprehensive exam is a thorough exam determining the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joint.
Regular dental exams are a crucial part of preventative dentistry because they allow us to address dental problems in their early stages and to identify serious issues. Most people need an exam every six months, but we may recommend more frequent visits depending on your circumstances.
Sealants protect teeth from tooth decay by adding a protective layer to keep out plaque. Ask Dr. Westmoreland how this wonderful technology can, quickly and easily, help you and your children fight cavities.
Scaling and Root Planing
Plaque that remains on teeth eventually hardens into tartar, which is virtually impossible to remove with brushing and flossing alone. Scaling is the deep-cleaning procedure your dentist or hygienist uses to scrape the tartar off your teeth at and below the gumline.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Early detection is the key to the successful treatment of oral cancers, so we are the first line of defense. Ask us about oral cancer screening at your next regular visit.