What is preventative dentistry?
Preventative dentistry is the necessary way of reducing the amount of dental treatment required to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums. The two major causes of tooth loss are dental decay and gum disease, regular check-ups are important to diagnose and treat these issues early before they progress and require more invasive treatment.
At your initial appointment with us, we will assess your entire oral health which includes an oral cancer screening, gum health, TMJ, and of course your teeth!
We always conduct a set of x-rays at your first appointment to check if there is any underlying decay present, assess tooth and bone structure, along with existing restorations such as fillings.
Here at Lumina dental we use the latest technology to ensure maximum results, such as our 3D X-ray for the most precise treatment planning, the DIAGNOdent™, which allows us to check each individual tooth strength and degree of existing decay using a non-invasive laser and our state-of-the-art Airflow® system which removes staining on the teeth like no other. EMS Airflow® guided biofilm therapy uses a combination of air, warm water, and ultrafine powder to help remove plaque, calculus and stains from tooth surfaces. Our dental chairs all come equipped with intra-oral cameras to allow us to show you all the work we have done during your procedure so you can see your before and after or your progress pictures.
Maintaining good oral health is a team effort between you and us.