Gentle Dental Exams & Cleanings
General Dentistry that Goes Far Beyond Basic
Now more than ever, science is discovering that disease originates in your mouth. That’s right – your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body and as such, to your overall health as well.
That is why we take your oral care so seriously, starting with your personalized hygiene, and going on to careful, in-depth oral cancer exams. Our hygienist is attentive and intuitive, listening carefully to you as she cleans to ensure that you are comfortable while also receiving the best cleaning possible. As often as possible, she uses an ultrasonic cleaner, a device that has been shown to both clean your gum line and your teeth more effectively than other methods and also to stimulate your body’s own immune system.
During your hygiene visit, we encourage our patients to have a saliva test performed. Through this simple and painless test, we can discover your genetic predisposition to periodontal disease; find the specific pathogens that are present in your mouth and check for oral cancer indicators such as the presence of HPV, one of the leading causes of oral cancer – even in older adults – today.