Teeth Cleanings and Preventative Care

Everyone Can Benefit from Preventive Care

Comprehensive examinations and regular cleanings are the best way to catch problems when they are small. Routine visits to our office can save you money by reducing the frequency of complex procedures. We encourage you to come into our office at least once every six months so we can ensure your oral health is in good shape. Depending on your individual needs, we may need to see you more often. If you have any dental pain or experience an emergency, please call our office right away. Whether your child needs a simple check-up, or you need to replace a missing tooth, we are here to care for your family’s oral and overall health.

Our skilled team uses state-of-the-art technology to determine which treatments are appropriate to treat your family gently and comprehensively. Our office uses advanced safety protocols and holistic techniques to maximize your comfort and confidence. As a holistic practice, we avoid the use of harsh chemicals and known or suspected toxins. Instead, we use biocompatible materials like mercury-free fillings, digital x-rays with minimal radiation exposure, and fluoride-free remineralization options.

Teeth Cleanings and Preventative Care

Tooth Cleaning

A regular dental cleaning can help save your teeth and help save you money down the road.

Most insurance companies will cover a dental cleaning at least once or twice a year.Want to know why?It’s simple, regular dental cleanings help save your teeth and keep them strong in the future.This saves you money, cuts down on costly dental procedures, and keeps your mouth happy.

Inflammatory diseases that can be triggered by oral inflammation include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, pneumonia, preterm and low-weight births and various cancers. If we view oral health as a major pillar of overall health, it becomes even more important for every individual to have a healthy mouth.

Even as few as two professional cleanings per year can reduce a person’s risk for heart attack by 25% according to research presented at a recent American Heart Association meeting

Here at All Smiles Family Dental Center we believe that regular dental cleanings are the one way to ensure your overall health, because we not only do a thorough cleaning of your teeth, but also a full list of diagnostic and preventive services, including:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Oral cancer exam
  • Gum tissue exam
  • Removal of plaque and tartar
  • Stain removal
  • Educational services
  • Nutritional Counseling

A dental cleaning is also a great opportunity for your dentist to see what your current state of treatment is and make recommendations on procedures that could be done now to prevent larger future problems, problems that result in more costly procedures down the road.

Ready to schedule your dental cleaning? Call us now at 802-476-8700.

Teeth Cleanings and Preventative Care

Periodontal Care

Periodontics focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of structural and functional diseases of the tissues that support and surround the teeth. Periodontal or Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Inflammation or degeneration of the tissues can be brought about by poor dental hygiene, local and systematic diseases, medications that cause dry mouth, as well as grinding and clenching of the teeth.

Frequently, signs of gum disease present themselves with bleeding gums during brushing, bad breath, red and/or swollen gums, loose teeth, or teeth that appear to have shifted. If for any reason you believe you may be suffering from any of these typical signs of periodontal problems, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Addiego as soon as possible.

Apart from root planning, cleaning, and scaling, we also offer natural antibacterial gum and tooth rinses, sub-gingival antibacterial treatments, and nutritional supplements. We also provide education about how you can help prevent gum disease.

Teeth Cleanings and Preventative Care

Sealants

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth from cavities, or tooth decay. Because they have small pits and grooves, these surfaces are rough and uneven. Food and germs can get stuck in the pits and grooves and stay there for a long time because toothbrush bristles cannot brush them away. Sealants fill in the grooves and keep the food out.

Children should get sealants on their permanent back teeth (molars and premolars) as soon as they come in, before decay attacks the teeth. The first molars come into the mouth when children are about 6 years old.

Teeth Cleanings and Preventative Care

Digital X-Rays

Less radiation.

Studies have revealed that a digital X-ray produces 80 percent less radiation than a traditional X-ray. While many consider traditional X-ray’s minimal radiation exposure safe, a digital X-ray is found to be even safer. It is extremely unlikely that you will develop any type of medical issue due to its radiation.

More cost effective and efficient.

The cost effectiveness of a digital X-ray versus a traditional one is due to the fact that film is costly. It is not only expensive to purchase, but also costs to be developed. With a digital X-ray, there is no need to spend time developing the image as it can produce and display an image in as little as three seconds!

More environment-friendly.

Digital technology is considered more “green” than traditional technology. A digital X-ray does not require chemicals or film paper that is disposed into the environment as a traditional X-ray does.