Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry

The Perlmutter dental team is dedicated to working with patients to prevent problems before they arise. While we will be there when you need us, our aim is to arm you with what you need to take care of your own oral health.

And it’s never too late to start. If you still have your own teeth, we can put you on a path to a happier smile.

The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. With modern dental treatments, we can prevent or substantially reduce the risk of these problems.

We will carefully assess your oral condition on your first visit and on each subsequent checkup. Then we will design a personalized plan of care, showing you how to properly floss and brush, and advise you about fluoride products and diet.

Our hygienists will do thorough cleanings, removing any build-up of plaque and tartar. These are the main causes of gum disease, which can lead to receding gums and tooth loss.

We can also apply sealants when necessary, covering the pits and grooves on your back biting teeth, which can be hard to clean and where decay can set it. We can also tailor-make night guards for patients inflicted with bruxism – chronic teeth grinding that can destroy teeth, ruin fillings and damage your smile.

We can even help address persistent halitosis (bad breath), with methods that include removing bacteria in your gums and on your tongue with cleaning and rinses, as well as putting you on a special plan of home care.
Our aim is to help you keep your own teeth, in healthy condition, for a lifetime.

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