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Preventive Dentistry Maintains Healthy Smiles in Merrimack
Preventative Dentistry includes the things that we do to maintain good oral health. Did you know that childhood dental cavities is the most common chronic childhood disease? It is a preventable disease, but is also is easy to treat. Early detection leads to easy visits for kids to get their 'sugar bugs' taken out and a nice clean filling in. I want to make sure that kids are not afraid of going to the dentist, and that we are here to make sure their first exposure to the 'dental office' is full of good memories! Believe it or not, but most kids do not even need to get numb for their dental work because they don't know what to expect! They feel a little water and some air, and they are done! We want to keep baby teeth until they naturally fall out because it helps hold the space for the adult teeth. Those 'milk teeth' have a very important role in the development of the teeth and jaws.
Preventive Dental Treatment Options
Periodontal disease is a disease that is the most common among the U.S. adult population. Emerging research links periodontal disease to other health problems including heart and respiratory diseases; preterm, low birth weight babies; stroke; osteoporosis; and diabetes. Some studies have shown that over 75% of the adult US population has some form of gum disease! Even if you have 'just a little bit of bleeding' when you brush and floss, then you may have early periodontitis (gum disease).
Regular cleaning visits will help you keep gum disease at bay. But if you do have some form of gum disease, even mild, starting treatment right away will prevent further destruction of the foundation of your teeth.
Gum disease and cavities are the most preventable disease that people can have. At your checkup, we will examine your teeth and gums, perform an oral cancer screening, take X-rays, photos, and discuss the findings with you. We use the latest oral cancer screening device – the Identafi 3000 – to more accurately detect oral cancer. Our intraoral camera allows us to see up-close images and share them with you on a chairside monitor. By sharing valuable information with you about your diagnosis, we give you the power to make informed, daily decisions that affect your oral health and wellness
Our Preventative Services include routine cleanings for adults and children, deep cleanings, sealants for children and adults, fluoride treatments, and more.
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Call our Merrimack dental office today and reserve an appointment for yourself or a member of your family. Patients in the Merrimack, Nashua, Bedford, Hollis, Hudson, and Amherst areas rely on Dr. Shetty for comprehensive dental care and a lifetime of healthy smiles.