Preventive Dentistry – Boston, MA
How Can I Keep My Smile Healthy?
Maintaining your best smile isn’t just something that can be accomplished once and then forgotten about – it’s a lifelong job! That’s why daily brushing and flossing are so important as well as making sure to visit a trusted dentist at regular intervals for professional care. At Devonshire Dental of Boston, our team wants to form a strong relationship with you and deliver friendly, skilled preventive dental care in a down-to-earth environment where you can feel at ease. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today for preventive dentistry in Boston, MA! Our dental office is located in the Financial District right in the heart of downtown Boston.
Why Choose Devonshire Dental of Boston for Preventive Dentistry?
- Owned & Led by Friendly Husband & Wife Dentists
- Patient-Focused, Service-Oriented Dentistry
& Teeth Cleanings
For most patients, two appointments a year (or one every six months) is advised. Why? Because many dental problems can develop in subtle, dangerous ways, even in patients who practice excellent oral hygiene routines at home. By being able to inspect your smile regularly, our doctors can catch warning signs at the earliest stages possible and potentially save you from expensive, time-consuming treatment down the road.
Teeth cleanings are also a vital part of regular preventive care because they allow our talented hygienists to clear away cavity-causing plaque and hardened tartar from the teeth and gums and help you avoid infection. By the end of your visit, our goal is to leave you with a smile that both feels and looks refreshed and healthy.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Grinding and/or clenching your teeth (a condition that’s formally known as ‘bruxism’) can cause significant damage to your smile over time– for instance, your teeth can become damaged, cracked, or worn down, and chronic jaw and face pain can develop. That’s why our doctors strongly recommend the use of a custom-made nightguard! Most patients grind their teeth at night while they’re sleeping, but the consistent use of a nightguard can prevent your teeth from making damaging contact and help you finally rest easily.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer may not be as widely discussed in the dental office as gum disease and cavities, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a serious threat to your overall well-being. Studies have shown that only slightly more than half of newly diagnosed patients will still be alive in five years. This is because oral cancer routinely isn’t diagnosed correctly until it’s already reached advanced, harmful stages, making the chances of recovery slim. At Devonshire Dental of Boston, we aim to reduce this number however we can by providing oral cancer screenings at every regular checkup. By assessing your oral tissue and drawing attention to any suspicious or abnormal areas with our fluorescent VELscope technology, we can ensure that our patients receive the help they need as early as possible.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has numerous dental health care advantages People with moderate or high caries risk factors can benefit from fluoride treatment at least twice a year. Fluoride varnish application is an effective treatment that can strengthen the enamel of your teeth and help protect you from developing cavities.
Your back teeth have fissures on the top, and these can act as the perfect places for food particles and bacteria to become trapped, which are the main ingredients for cavities. With dental sealants, we cover these grooves with a tooth-colored resin, protecting the teeth and stopping problems before they begin. These are great for children as well as adults who tend to develop a lot of tooth decay.