OUR MAIN FOCUS: PREVENTION
Prevention: Keeping Teeth Healthy
With our team of registered dental hygienists, prevention is our main goal. Thorough exams are performed, and if decay is found treatment plans are made at patient comfort and convenience.
Our preventive measures ensure the continued good health of your gums and teeth. We’ll also take special care of existing dental work and any implants or prostheses you may have. In the process, we develop customized preventive concepts for both children and adults. Preventing decay is our job, and we take it seriously. If you have any questions about your oral health, would like to schedule a comprehensive exam with one of our doctors, or get set up for a cleaning with a registered dental hygienist give us a call!
Healthy Teeth from A to Z.
Preventative Care: At Least Every 6 Months
If your teeth are in good condition, you should come to see us for a checkup at least twice a year. If your teeth are predisposed to problems, you should be on the safe side and make an appointment for preventative care regularly.
Come in for a consultation and make the next appointment after each visit. Our office may have four doctors and three hygienists but we get booked up fast! We try to stay on top of our patients' continuing care, but if you are here you might as well set up your next appointment!
Start 'em Early
Proper oral hygiene habits are learned early. As soon as your toddler can manage a toothbrush (24-30 months), supervised brushing instructions can create beneficial habits that last a lifetime. Remember, children under 6 should be supervised at all times as swallowing toothpaste can be harmful.
Livingston Dental Care recommends a first dentist visit somewhere in the third year. Establishing regular visits at a young age has proven to improve the health and stability of adult teeth.
YOUR GUMS' WORST ENEMY
Healthy gums are very important for healthy teeth.
Any inflammation of your gums or your periodontal apparatus (periodontitis) can damage your bite and even cause you to lose teeth. To prevent this from happening, we take steps to stop the process, thus restoring your dental health for the long haul.
We offer a wide variety of periodontal therapies ranging from routine cleanings to scaling and rootplaining depending upon your level of oral health and current dental needs. We are also the perfect place to help asses your level of oral health and if need be, get you set up with a periodontist who can further the longevity of your overall gum health or get you set up on a routine maintenance schedule.