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What is Preventive Dental Care?

Preventive dental care is the foundation of dentistry and we take it very seriously at Andover Cosmetic Dental Group. Rather than just performing “drill and fill” dental treatment, preventive dentistry is a focus that lowers your risk of dental care needs, the amount of treatment that occurs over time, and encourages naturally healthier teeth. How can this be done?


Comprehensive Oral Exams

Having a dentist regularly examine your teeth and mouth will give you the opportunity to identify areas of concern before they are significant. For instance, a small area that could be sealed or have cosmetic bonding placed over it might otherwise go unnoticed and turn into a very large cavity later on. Routine oral care checks keep dental needs as minimally invasive as possible.

Preventive Cleanings and Oral Hygiene

Regular removal of tartar buildup and plaque deposits under the gums will help keep your mouth free of periodontal disease. Also known as “gum disease,” periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Your hygienist will provide you with oral hygiene education to pinpoint the areas of the highest concern, helping you reverse and eliminate infection. With the proper home care and education, you can prevent losing

Oral Cancer Screenings

To best fight oral cancer, it has to be diagnosed early. Waiting until cancerous lesions are large is typically too late for promising treatment. Our dentists pinpoint areas of concern and monitor them carefully, ordering biopsies as necessary.

Digital X-Rays for Preventative Dental Care - Acton Concord Dental Group

Low-Radiation Digital X-rays

Safe dental X-rays can highlight cavities and bone loss between the teeth. These areas aren’t visible during a visual exam, so capturing them on digital X-rays minimizes your dental care and also improves the understanding of your dental health.

Are you ready to start a preventive oral care routine that will help you enjoy a healthy smile and minimize your dental care needs over time? Call Andover Cosmetic Dental Group today. Our Essex County dentistry team is here to help you on the path to a healthier, brighter smile. Visit us at our Andover office today!

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