Preventive Dentistry - Boston, MA
Keeping Your Smile Healthy for Life
A healthy smile free from disease and decay can enhance your appearance, boost your health, and improve your outlook on life. Proper preventive care is crucial to maintaining your best smile, which is why we offer comprehensive therapies to keep mouths healthy and strong. Below, learn more about our preventive dentistry services in Boston -- including checkups and cleanings, oral cancer screenings, and more.
Checkups and Cleanings
Patients of all ages should receive a checkup and cleaning at least every six months. Following through with this regular appointment is the best way to keep your smile healthy for life. While you are here, you will receive a thorough examination and teeth cleaning. Then, we will assess your smile, recommend therapies to treat or prevent dental problems, and provide tips on effective homecare. This brief visit is the simplest way to avoid larger, more costly dental problems later on.
Oral Cancer Screenings
More than a quarter of oral cancer patients do not participate in any of the lifestyle risks associated with an increased risk of the disease. That’s why routine oral cancer screenings are important for every patient. At Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates, we are committed to providing proactive screenings so we can diagnose and treat this very serious condition as soon as possible. An early diagnosis and treatment will significantly increase a patient’s chances of making a full recovery.
Kids are at a high risk of tooth decay between the ages of 6 and 14. During this period, they can benefit greatly from dental sealants. These thin protective layers can be painted directly onto the irregular surfaces of premolars and molars, literally sealing out acids and bacteria to prevent tooth decay. It only takes a few minutes to apply dental sealants and they can provide years of protection. Cavity-prone adults can benefit from dental sealants as well.
The majority of adults over the age of 35 have gum disease to some extent, and if left untreated, this condition gradually destroys oral health and can result in complete tooth loss. If your gums show signs of periodontal (gum) disease during your routine checkup and cleaning, Dr. Alexander Schrott can provide treatment to ease discomfort and renew periodontal health.
Whether due to stress or dental misalignment, many adults experience jaw pain as they age. This chronic pain is due to strain on the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. We alleviate TMJ-related distress with custom-fitted mouthguards that promote proper alignment and restore healthy function. Treating TMJ prevents wear and tear on the teeth, reducing the risk of sensitivity and tooth loss that can occur due to teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
While individual treatment plans vary based on each patient’s needs, your dentist in Boston always cares about your smile and offer customized treatments for outstanding results.