General & Preventative Dentistry
with preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere"
General dentistry is the practice of inhibiting oral health problems before they begin. A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental hygienist to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Southard at your hygiene appointment.
At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following: