Preventative Dental Care
Periodic Oral Evaluation
An evaluation performed on a patient of record, to determine any changes in the patient’s dental and medical health status since the patient’s previous comprehensive or periodic evaluation. This may require interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures.
Scaling and polishing procedure performed to remove coronal plaque, calculus and stains.
(Radiograph)—Dental X-ray examinations provide valuable information that your dentist could not collect otherwise. With the help of radiographs (the proper term for pictures taken with X-rays), your dentist can look at what is happening beneath the visible oral tissues. Radiographs pose a far smaller risk than many undetected and untreated dental problems. If you have questions about your dental X-ray exam, talk with your dentist.
For over five decades, the American Dental Association has continuously endorsed the fluoridation of community water supplies and the use of fluoride containing products as safe and effective measures for preventing tooth decay.