Preventative Dentistry

Quincy, MA

With great home care and preventative dentistry for patients in Quincy, MA, it’s possible for you to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. At JF Dental, PC in Quincy, Massachusetts, we offer comprehensive preventative services to patients of all ages.

For most of our patients, preventative dentistry in Quincy means scheduling a checkup every six months. If you’ve ever suffered from periodontal (gum) disease, it may need to be more often.

During a checkup, we’ll offer preventative services such as:

Exams — Our dentist will evaluate your teeth, gums, surrounding oral structures, and existing dental work to monitor changes that have taken place since your last appointment. Early intervention allows for minimally invasive and cost-saving treatments.

Digital X-rays — Low radiation digital imaging allows us to screen for signs of bone loss, pathology, tooth abnormalities, and decay. Depending on your risk factors, we may recommend X-rays once a year or so.

Cleanings — Prophylactic cleanings remove soft buildup and calcified tartar throughout your mouth and along the edges of your gums. When completed, we’ll also polish away superficial stain for a brighter, smoother smile.

Fluoride and Sealants — Combat tooth decay and sensitivity with our professionally applied preventative services. Sealants block out cavity-causing bacteria, while fluoride strengthens enamel, making it more resistant to outside stimuli.

Oral Cancer Screenings — All patients receive an oral cancer screening as part of their examination. Because factors such as sun exposure and viruses are known to be common risk factors, early screening is essential and potentially lifesaving.

Periodontal Disease Screenings — Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. We take early screenings very seriously, as they allow for minimal intervention and reversal of symptoms at the earliest sign of infection.

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