We strongly believe in preventative dentistry as the best possible means of maintaining optimum oral health. Preventative dental care can help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile by safeguarding against oral diseases, like tooth decay and periodontal disease. Our goal is to prevent these diseases from happening in the first place or to catch the problems in their early stages when they are easier and less expensive to treat. We recommend routine preventive dental care visits two times a year. Each routine visit includes a professional cleaning (dental prophylaxis), a comprehensive exam, and digital x-rays (every 2 years). We will screen for tooth decay, defective restorations, gum disease, oral cancer with Velscope, TMJ dysfunction, and problems with your bite.