Preventive Dentistry – Worcester, MA
Tackle the Small Problems Before They Get Worse
At our dental office, we regularly see dentistry patients with Medicaid who are 21 and older and know that if you don’t use your benefits throughout the year, it could cause you to lose them. When you schedule a biannual dental checkup and teeth cleaning, periodontal therapy, or other dentistry service to maintain your pearly whites, you can rest-assured your smile’s health will remain on the right track as well as keep your dental benefits! Call us today if it has been more than six months since you last saw a dentist so we can schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Worcester, MA as soon as possible.
Why Choose Community Dentists of Worcester for Preventive Dentistry?
- We Accept Medicaid/MassHealth
- Happy to See Patients of All Ages
- Safe, High-Quality Digital X-Ray Imaging
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association, as well as our team at Community Dentists of Worcester, recommends visiting a dentist every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. During these appointments, we’ll capture X-ray images of your mouth and conduct a thorough visual examination in search of any signs of common oral health problems, like impacted wisdom teeth, cavities, and gum disease. Before you leave, we’ll polish and floss your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar accumulation and keep issues from developing in the future.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a deadly disease that can wreak havoc on your wellbeing when left untreated. We conduct routine bi-annual screenings at each of your checkups, including a tactile and visual examination of your lips, tongue, oral tissues, neck, and throat, in search of any abnormalities. If we do spot anything that we feel is concerning, we’ll refer you for a biopsy and additional testing to ensure you receive the treatment you need.
Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that’s produced by rocks and found in fresh fruits and vegetables, soil, and organic water sources. However, most people have heard of it because it’s in their toothpaste and local drinking water. This is because it has enamel-strengthening properties that can help protect teeth from cavities. If you’re not receiving enough fluoride in your daily diet, we can supplement it by placing a fluoridated gel onto your teeth after your routine cleaning.
One of the most common oral health problems in the nation among both adults and children alike is dental decay, or cavities. When left untreated, they can lead to tooth loss and infections, compromising the overall health of your grin. If you’re at a higher risk of developing cavities, we can protect your teeth by placing a clear coating over the molars, called dental sealants. These will help keep food debris and plaque from building up in the crevices of the molars and prevent decay from forming.
Gum Disease Treatment
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one out of every two adults in the nation have gum disease, which is an infection of the soft tissues that protect the roots of your teeth and help hold them in place. If you notice the early or late signs of this condition, like bleeding gums when you brush or floss or gum recession, we can help treat them with periodontal therapy. With a deep cleaning, we can help minimize the presence of harmful oral bacteria and reverse or stop the symptoms from progressing.