Perfect Worcester Smiles with Preventive Dentistry
Young patients need routine care just as much as adults do. That’s why our Worcester office is happy to offer preventive care to children and adults. Through routine cleanings and so much more, we can help whole families enjoy better oral health and wellbeing. Our family and preventive services include:
Dental Hygiene & Cleanings
For a smile that’s both healthy and beautiful, we recommend visiting Common Park Dental at least twice a year for a professional cleaning. Regular brushing and flossing at home will help you keep bacteria and plaque at bay in between appointments. But an occasional cleaning with advanced tools will help you protect parts of the mouth that can be harder to clean. You’ll be amazed at how fresh your smile will look and feel after a cleaning at our Worcester office.
During your appointment, we’ll also complete a full oral exam to assess your health. Next to a routine cleaning, an exam is your best defense against gum disease, tooth decay, and other common problems. During your visit, your dentist will complete a comprehensive exam to determine exactly how you’re doing. Not everyone needs advanced care, but those who do should seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent a simple problem from becoming more serious.
After your cleaning and exam, your dentist will discuss the results with you and explain any treatment options. If you have questions about anything we recommend, we’re happy to answer them. We never want patients to commit to any plan they don’t understand.
Do you need a little extra help protecting your smile from decay? At Common Park Dental, we offer dental sealants to help patients defend their smile. Treatment with dental sealants only takes a few minutes, but the results can last for up to 10 years. Sealants are applied as a liquid along the chewing surfaces of teeth, where pits and grooves can give bacteria a place to hide. This liquid is then hardened into a thin plastic layer that physically shields teeth from the damage bacteria can cause.
Mouthguards & Athletic Sportsguards
Do you struggle with frequent headaches, difficulty chewing, or discomfort in your neck, back, and shoulders? You may be struggling with a neuromuscular condition known as TMJ dysfunction. Caused by malocclusion (or misaligned teeth), TMJ dysfunction can be corrected with a custom-made oral appliance known as a mouthguard. A sportsguards, meanwhile, is an appliance designed to help athletes protect their teeth while active. A sportsguard is an essential piece of equipment for anyone who plays a contact sport, but even athletes who don’t play a contact sport would benefit from wearing one.
Nightguards for Bruxism
If you struggle with unconscious teeth grinding, you’ll find the help you need at Common Park Dental. Using a special appliance known as a nightguard, our Worcester office can help you control the grinding and clenching associated with a condition known as bruxism. If left untreated, bruxism can damage your teeth and make you more vulnerable to TMJ dysfunction. Wearing a nightguard will help you protect your teeth, so you enjoy better health and wellbeing.
Call us today if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. Common Park Dental is located in Worcester, Massachusetts and offers modern care in the fields of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.