Preventative Dental Care

Visit Legacy Dental for your regular, recommended checkups and we can help you take care of any issues before they become a problem.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child’s first visit to the dentist take place before their first birthday. Your child’s first dental visit is a friendly visit, an opportunity for your dentist and child to meet. At your child’s first dental visit our dentist and the team will take a look at your child’s mouth, count their teeth, assess the need for fluoride, discuss oral care and answer any questions you have.

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A professional dental cleaning is the most effective way to clean your teeth and remove the plaque and tartar deposits that can still build up on your teeth after your daily brushing and flossing. Not all dental cleanings are the same. The dental cleaning that is right for you is determined by our dentist. We make sure that you understand your options, help you make an informed decision, and tailor your treatment plan to fit your individual needs.

A professional dental exam ensures you will have a toothbrush and flossing routine that is appropriate for your oral health. During your appointment, your dentist will examine the teeth, gums and other structures of the mouth, paying special attention to possible redness, swelling or tenderness that may indicate developing problems like gingivitis or periodontitis. The dentist may also look for signs of deeper problems like cavities, decay or bone loss which may require treatment from a specialist.

Digital imaging provides the safest, fastest, most comfortable way for our dental team to ensure potential problems are caught in their earliest stages. Digital images at the dentist use 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, making them a great choice for patients who are concerned about exposure to radiation. In addition, digital images provide exceptional diagnostic information so we can better monitor our patient’s oral health.

Intraoral photography allows you to see what our Doctor and the dental team sees. The handheld, high definition camera allows you and the dental team to see your teeth, cavities, fractures and discoloration at forty to fifty times its actual size. This allows us to provide the best treatment plan for your oral health.

Oral cancer is often highly treatable when detected in its early stages. That’s why oral cancer screening is so important for anyone who may be at risk — including many people without any symptoms. If a problem is found, it can usually be treated without surgery by removing only the affected area of tissue. This procedure usually requires only local anesthesia and usually has few side effects.

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