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Preventive Dentistry – Northborough, MA

The Foundation of Lifelong Oral Health

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Your oral health has a strong connection to your overall health and to your ability to enjoy a balanced diet. It may also affect your social life and sense of self-confidence. Really, you have every reason to protect your teeth and gums from the consequences of decay, bacterial infections, and other problems that might afflict them. Our team can help you accomplish that via our thorough and highly effective preventive dentistry in Northborough, MA.

Why Choose Northborough Dental Associates for Preventive Dentistry?

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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During a dental checkup, your dentist will use their trained eye, as well as any x-rays, to examine the mouth for any signs of oral health problems, such as decay or gum disease. If we notice any developing issues, we will recommend a treatment plan to correct them. At these important preventive appointments, you will most likely also receive a cleaning. One of our hygienists will remove plaque and tartar build up from even the hardest-to-reach areas of your mouth.

Oral Cancer Screenings

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Tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, some of whom never imagined that they were at risk. Because oral cancer can affect anyone, we always include a screening as part of a routine checkup. Using a tactile and visual examination, we search for any signs that might point to cancer, such as discolored tissue or odd lumps. If we discover any reason for concern, we will help you to arrange for further testing.

Periodontal Therapy

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Periodontal (gum) disease is a bacterial infection that attacks the soft tissue and bones that support the teeth. Left untreated, it can lead to devastating consequences. Fortunately, we are often able to stop this disease in its tracks via periodontal therapy. During a procedure known as scaling and root planing, we deep-clean the mouth to rid it of harmful bacteria. We also smooth out the tooth roots to make it more difficult for bacteria to cling to them.

Children’s Dentistry

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Regular professional oral health care is essential for children. Not only does it give their dentist an opportunity to identify and treat cavities and other problems while they are still in their early stages, but it also helps children learn the value of dental visits. We always take the time to educate both children and parents on how young ones can adopt mouth-friendly habits that will set them up for a lifetime of functional, healthy teeth and gums.

Dentistry for Children with Special Needs

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We welcome all types of patients, including those with physical, mental, or behavioral challenges that make it difficult for them to attend dental appointments. Let us know about your family member’s challenges, and we will set aside extra time for their appointment so they never feel rushed or overwhelmed. We will take steps to make sure they feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their treatment. Sedation is available for many special needs individuals.

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