Preventative Dentistry is the best way to minimize major dental problems down the road. Early detection from your biannual exams can help keep any problems small. James R. Tharp, DDS will also make sure to review your overall health during your dental visits, because of the important relationship between your oral health and overall health.
Preventive dentistry exams should be twice a year. During a visit atJames R. Tharp, DDS, we will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for any signs of decay and deterioration. We'll also perform a deep cleaning as a part of our preventive dental care, as well as provide information that can help you improve your home hygiene routine. Additionally, dental sealants can be applied to the enamel of your teeth for an extra layer of protection against destructive bacteria.
Every time you're in our office for preventive dentistry treatments we check for any signs of oral cancer. The earlier this disease is recognized, the faster we'll be able to plan your course of treatment. Additionally, we screen your gum line to check for gum disease during preventive dentistry visits. Gum disease is another disease that can be easily treated if detected early.
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