Our goal at New Look Dental is to provide the most thorough preventive dentistry possible today for everyone in your family. We pride ourselves on staying current with the latest information regarding oral health and using the most advanced tools to prevent issues with your gums and teeth, now, and into the future.
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Educating and sharing information with our patients about the best ways to care for their teeth, combined with delivering precise yet gentle dentistry during dental cleanings, is what comprises expert preventive dentistry.
Why Preventive Dentistry?
The specific aim of preventive care is based on the fact that most dental issues, such as cavities, and gum disease, can be avoided with proper diet, oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.
What Can I Expect During My Exam?
To ensure your optimal oral health, dental exams typically include a visual assessment, x-rays, a dental cleaning and oral cancer screening. The frequency of these services varies depending on the overall health of your teeth and gums, as well as your dental care habits.
For hygiene appointments at New Look Dental, your hygienist will use the latest Pro Select Platinum ultrasonic machine by Denmat, which uses warmed distilled water, antimicrobial mouthwash and requires no pressure for scaling. Dr. Kirakosian selected this machine due to
safety for use on dental implants and its ability to gently and quickly clean the teeth. It’s superior to Cavitron and other commonly used devices and boasts a titanium design. Our patients often compliment us on the comfort and effectiveness of our dental cleanings. (Note: This machine facilitates soft tissue management as well.)
During your dental x ray, multiple views will be taken of your teeth to determine if there are any hidden cavities or decay, while the utmost safety precautions are taken.
Next, we measure your gum pockets, checking to make sure there are no signs of gum disease.
Additionally, oral cancer screenings are conducted with the ViziLite PRO® Screening System and enamel wear and sensitivity are assessed.
To further help resist decay for both children and adults, fluoride treatments and dental sealants on molars, to keep decay out of the grooves, are wonderful tools used in preventive dentistry. If decay is found, a tooth-colored, mercury-free dental filling can be done on the spot.
Our Commitment to Dental Health
For every procedure, we uphold the highest standards in sanitation practices for our patients.
As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage optimal dental hygiene between visits, we are happy to show you how to floss properly, and instruct in brushing techniques. Just ask us!
If we can help you have the healthiest smile possible for years to come, then we will have achieved our goal. Call us to schedule your next regular dental checkup today.