Preventive Dentistry in Moorhead, MA

At Southview Dental Care, Dr. Caitlin and her team believe in exceptional dental prevention and early detection as the key to maintaining a healthy smile for life. We use the latest dental technologies and digital imaging tools to provide top preventive dentistry in Moorhead, MA and beyond, designed to promote your best oral health at every age!

Quality Prevention for Healthy Smiles

woman visiting Southview Dental Care for a checkupA good home regimen, in addition to maintaining regularly scheduled cleanings and exams with your dentist, can prevent many expensive dental treatments. Prevention starts with controlling plaque, a colorless bacteria that sticks to the surface of your teeth, and calculus, a harder mineral deposit. These are the main sources of decay and periodontal disease.

By maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine, you can prevent most oral diseases. At Southview Dental Care, our skilled hygienists are here to help guide you toward the best oral hygiene techniques and management of your gum health!

Our preventive dental services in Moorhead, MN include:

Dental Cleanings for Kids and Adults

Attending regularly scheduled dental cleanings performed by a registered dental hygienist is a crucial part of preventive dental care. At each dental cleaning, the Southview Dental Care team will use the latest dental technologies to gently remove plaque and tartar, refreshing your smile and your oral health! Each preventive cleaning will be designed to help keep cavities, inflammation and gum disease risk at bay.

Your dental hygienist will utilize manual instruments to remove moderate plaque and tartar buildup, or an ultrasonic device to scale away heavier buildup. The cleaning is finished with polishing, a pleasant procedure that cleans the surface of teeth, removes stains, and leaves the smile feeling clean and refreshed.

Is your child or teen due for their next preventive exam? Southview Dental Care treats smiles of all ages! Because it's never too early to enjoy your healthiest smile, our preventive care exams are available to the youngest members of the family, and beyond.

Preventive Dental Exams

No matter how diligent you are in your home dental care regimen, our dentist recommends a dental exam and cleaning at least twice per year to maintain your best oral health.  In particular, regular checkups are essential for early detection of more serious problems. Early detection makes treatment easier, less expensive and more successful and effective. During your dental exam, Dr. Caitlin and her team will perform the following routine checks:

  • Examine and assess gum health; check for gum disease
  • Diagnose any existing tooth decay
  • When indicated, take and analyze x-rays, which may reveal decay, bone loss, abscesses, tumors, cysts, and other concerns
  • Screen for the presence of oral cancer
  • Verify the stability of any existing fillings or other dental restorations
  • Inform you of all findings and make treatment recommendations

Periodontal Exams

man smiling during his dental visit at Southview Dental CareEarly signs of gum disease include redness, swelling, or inflammation around the gum line. If these warning signs appear, your dentist will check for calculus (tartar), assess the gums for bleeding and measure periodontal pockets. Safe, digital x-rays will be used to evaluate the bone level around your teeth. If our team discovers a need for additional periodontal therapy, we can offer various treatments for gingivitis and gum inflammation.

Schedule Your Preventive Care Appointment in Moorhead

Ready to achieve your healthiest smile? Dr. Caitlin and her caring team emphasize state-of-the-art prevention to keep your smile healthy for life! Contact us today to schedule your next dental exam and preventive care visit!

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