While every smile is unique, the need for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings is universal. Checking for small dental problems and removing plaque and tartar on a regular basis can save you time, money, and trouble in the long run. We recommend setting up an appointment with Dr. Hezagi every six months for preventive dentistry in Hingham, MA; this gives him plenty of chances to check for cavities and gum disease long before they put your smile at any sort of serious risk.
Even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong with your smile, plaque and tartar could accumulate in areas you’ve inadvertently overlooked while brushing, and tooth decay could have already begun without your knowledge. During regular dental checkups, we’ll perform a thorough examination of your mouth to check for potentially troublesome symptoms, and one of our hygienists will remove plaque and tartar wherever they’re hiding. We’ll discuss any concerning findings with you before setting up any necessary follow-up appointments.
You may not be aware that you’re clenching and grinding your teeth at night, but the problem will often make itself known in the form of jaw pain and worn-down teeth. In the worst-case scenario, your enamel might even start to chip and crack. A custom mouthguard will protect you from the long-term effects of bruxism. It will separate the upper and lower rows of teeth so that they don’t make direct contact during the night. Your mouthguard will be uniquely fabricated to fit in your mouth and your mouth alone.
Fluoride is a special mineral that can be found naturally in water and certain foods. It helps strengthen the enamel and protects it against the bacteria and acids that can cause cavities. Most people will get all the fluoride they need when they brush their teeth or drink public water. However, some smiles are more prone to decay than others. If we think you need an extra boost, we can easily fit a professional fluoride treatment into a regular dental checkup.
Oral cancer leads to one death in the United States every hour on average. Many people think they’re safe from this disease if they don’t smoke or use any kind of tobacco, but unfortunately, the truth is that it can affect anyone no matter how young or old they are. Your chances of survival will drastically go up if the cancer is diagnosed early, which is why we screen for this disease as part of every regular checkup.