PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY IN TORRINGTON
ROUTINE CARE IS PARAMOUNT
ORAL EXAMS AND TEETH CLEANING
Our dental hygienists begin your appointment by giving your teeth and gums a deep clean. Most patients tell us that their mouths feel squeaky clean when they leave a cleaning—and that’s what we like to hear! The cleaning removes plaque, tartar, and brightens your smile—while reducing the risk of developing gingivitis.
After your cleaning, one of our dentists will perform an oral exam. Our oral exams are meticulous and thorough ensuring that any defects, cavities, or other common dental issues are identified, and an appointment is made to solve them.
A fluoride treatment consists of a fluoride-rich paste applied to the team for a period of time. Once the time is up, you simply swish with water and spit! Maintaining healthy, strong teeth has never been easier.
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ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Oral cancer screening aims to discover mouth cancer or precancerous lesions that may progress to mouth cancer at an early stage, when the cancer or lesions are easiest to remove and most likely to be cured.
People at high risk of oral cancer may benefit from screening. The following factors can raise the risk of mouth cancer:
- Tobacco consumption in any form, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and snuff
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Previous diagnosis of oral cancer
- Significant sun exposure history, which raises the risk of lip cancer
Our patients’ oral health is our top priority. That’s why we believe regular screenings for oral cancer are a great preventative tool that we have in our arsenal. Together, we can nip the issue in the bud!