Preventive Dentistry

Here at Rebottaro Family Dentistry, we believe in a strong preventive program.

At Rebottaro Family Dentistry, we are not only dedicated to utilizing cutting-edge technology but also emphasize the critical importance of routine dental visits in maintaining overall health. Shockingly, more than 85% of individuals grapple with some level of periodontal or gum disease, significantly elevating their risk for potentially severe health issues. We firmly believe that comprehensive oral care extends beyond merely addressing dental disease and decay; it encompasses gum health and even healthy sleep patterns, all of which play a pivotal role in one’s total health and quality of life. Regular dental check-ups serve as a crucial preventive measure, allowing us to detect and address dental and periodontal issues early on, thus mitigating the potential for more significant health complications down the road. Prioritizing your oral health is not just about a beautiful smile; it’s about safeguarding your overall well-being.

Prophylaxis (Professional Dental Cleanings)

A dental prophylaxis, commonly known as a dental cleaning, is a vital preventive dental procedure performed by a dental hygienist. During this process, plaque, tartar, and stains are meticulously removed from the teeth by means of hand and ultrasonic scaling to eliminate plaque and tartar, EMS Airflow to remove surface stains and make the teeth smoother and brighter.. Regular dental prophylaxis appointments are imperative for maintaining oral health. They prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease and provide an opportunity for oral health education.Our Dental Hygienists at Rebottaro Family Dentistry offer personalized guidance on proper oral hygiene practices and dietary choices that impact oral health. Beyond just preventing dental problems, these appointments contribute to overall well-being, as good oral health is increasingly linked to systemic health. Consistent visits to your dental hygienist are a cornerstone of a healthy smile and overall health maintenance.

EMS Airflow

EMS Airflow is the newest technology implemented at Rebottaro Family Dentistry and it has transformed the teeth cleaning experience of our patients. This innovative system is offered by very few dental practices in the area, and it employs a powerful yet gentle jet of air, water, and fine powder particles to efficiently eliminate stains, plaque, and tartar from teeth. It enhances comfort during cleaning, particularly for those with sensitive teeth or gums, and is gentle on enamel, ensuring longevity of natural tooth structure. EMS Airflow excels at removing surface stains, leading to visibly brighter smiles. Additionally, its effectiveness in plaque and tartar removal contributes to better oral health by preventing gum disease and cavities, ultimately resulting in a more positive and beneficial cleaning experience.

Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish offers a range of significant benefits, particularly for patients with multiple dental restorations, receding gums, and areas of decalcification. Firstly, it plays a pivotal role in preventing tooth decay by providing a concentrated and long-lasting dose of fluoride that strengthens and remineralizes enamel. This is especially vital for patients with areas of decalcification or weakened enamel, as it can help to halt early-stage cavities. Additionally fluoride varnish helps alleviate tooth sensitivity, a common issue in individuals with receding gums and dental restorations, by reinforcing and desensitizing exposed tooth surfaces and safeguards existing dental restorations, such as fillings, crowns, and bridges, by reducing the risk of secondary decay around these restorative materials, thereby extending their lifespan. It also addresses the heightened susceptibility to cavities on tooth root surfaces often experienced by patients with receding gums. Fluoride varnish enhances overall oral health by preserving natural teeth and dental restorations while aiding in the prevention of the development of new dental problems, and even tastes good!

Sealants

Sealants are indeed a valuable dental treatment aimed at enhancing dental health, particularly for children during their tooth development years. The process involves applying a thin, plastic material to the chewing surfaces of premolars and molars. This protective coating helps prevent plaque buildup and tooth decay by creating a shield over the tooth’s enamel. One of the advantages of getting dental sealants is that the procedure typically does not require anesthesia. The application of sealants is a non-invasive and painless process.

While sealants provide excellent protection for the chewing surfaces of teeth, it’s still essential to maintain regular dental hygiene habits such as flossing and using a water flosser to clean between teeth and maintain overall dental health.

The Rebottaro Family Dentistry team wants to help protect your teeth from tooth decay.

Oral DNA / Salivary Diagnostics

Salivary diagnostics have emerged as a valuable tool in dentistry and medicine, allowing for non-invasive testing to detect various oral pathogens and assess oral and systemic health. These tests can provide early warnings of periodontal disease and help personalize periodontal treatment. The pathogens tested for in saliva can indeed offer insights into a patient’s risk for not only gum disease but also broader systemic conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and birth complications.Oral health is interconnected with overall health, and research has established links between certain oral pathogens and systemic diseases.

Salivary diagnostics allow for the detection of specific oral pathogens that are associated with these conditions, enabling early intervention and personalized treatment plans. By identifying these risks early on, healthcare providers can collaborate to manage and mitigate potential health issues both within the oral cavity and throughout the body.

Regular use of salivary diagnostics can be an essential part of a comprehensive approach to healthcare, facilitating a proactive and preventive approach to both oral and systemic well-being.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is a significant concern in the United States, with approximately 54,000 Americans diagnosed each year, resulting in over 10,000 annual deaths (American Cancer Society). Regular dental check-ups at Rebottaro Family Dentistry are essential for early detection and management. Our clinicians are trained to spot early signs of oral cancer, which can be missed by patients. Detecting it early greatly improves the chances of successful treatment. Additionally, regular dental visits ensure ongoing screenings, crucial because oral cancer risk factors can change over time. Oral cancer screenings can save your life.

Blood Pressure Checks

Rebottaro Family Dentistry prioritizes your overall health by offering blood pressure screenings during dental visits. This proactive approach enables early detection of high blood pressure, allowing for timely intervention and care. Since many patients visit their dentist more regularly than their primary physician, these screenings provide a crucial opportunity to monitor and address hypertension, a condition that can often go unnoticed. Additionally, it’s essential to check blood pressure before certain dental procedures, as high blood pressure can be a contraindication. At Rebottaro Family Dentistry, we conduct these screenings because we genuinely care about your well-being and aim to ensure that your dental care aligns with your overall health needs.

At Rebottaro Family Dentistry, you’re in good hands. We deliver relief and confidence, one smile at a time.

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