Preventative dentistry is the foundation of everything we do at Newton Street Dental. Our South Hadley team are committed to helping you and your family minimize the effects of everyday oral health concerns.

 Checkups & Cleanings

We recommend a preventative care appointment every six months to keep your smile healthy and intercept problems when they’re smaller to correct (or even sometimes reverse.)

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 Regular Exams and Cleanings –

Routine evaluations and preventative cleanings allow us to reverse minor issues like gingivitis and demineralized enamel. We’ll carefully screen for problems like oral cancer, leaking restorations, or new decay to treat them before bigger issues develop.

 Diagnostic Digital X-rays –

High resolution digital imaging makes it easier to spot cavities when they’re smaller (and less invasive to treat.) Digital X-rays use up to 90% less radiation than traditional radiographs. We use them to screen for decay, bone loss, orthodontic complications, cysts, and plan for procedures like dental implants.

 Periodontal Evaluations –

Screening for gum disease pinpoints tissue and bone loss before it has an opportunity to cause tooth mobility is crucial to the long-term health of your smile.

 Fluoride Treatment –

Fluoride is a natural mineral that makes teeth stronger and more resistant to sensitivity and decay. Like calcium, it’s essential for building a healthy smile!

 Protective Sealants –

Dental sealants are a protective coating we place in the deep grooves and pits of permanent molars (back teeth.) They make it easier to clean your teeth, so that food debris doesn’t settle into the fissures and lead to additional cavities.

 Mouthguards and Bite Splints –

Do you have a tendency to clench and grind your teeth? Do you participate in athletic activities? A protective mouthguard or splint can reduce your risk of broken teeth, TMJ disorder, dental injuries, and even concussions.

 Schedule a Checkup Every Six Months

To intercept dental problems while they’re still reversible, people with healthy teeth should schedule a checkup at our South Hadley dental office every six months. Contact Newton Street Dental today to book an appointment for yourself or the entire family!

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