Preventive Dentistry – Lebanon, NH
A Healthier Smile, A Better Quality of Life
At Santavicca Dental Professionals, we are committed to helping our patients maintain lifelong oral health through dedicated coaching, comprehensive checkups and cleanings, and other important preventive services. Whole-body health and dental health are closely interlocked, and by diagnosing and treating dental problems at the earliest stages possible, we hope to help you live a happier, healthier, and more self-fulfilled life as well! Please contact us today in Lebanon, NH if you are interested in learning more or are ready to schedule a first visit.
Checkups & Cleanings
We suggest that patients plan to undergo a dental checkup and cleaning every six months, or two in a calendar year. Through these regular visits, our team can partner with you on your oral healthcare journey, helping you achieve your personal goals and enjoy your best smile for years to come!
We are very thorough in our approach, providing comprehensive visual examinations, full X-rays, periodontal charting, restorative charting, TMJ screenings, oral cancer screenings, and more so that we have the most detailed picture of your oral health possible. Additionally, our professional hygiene will eliminate plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces, buff away minor staining, and leave patients with a nicely refreshed smile.
At Santavicca Dental Professionals, we love helping children form a positive and even fun relationship with the dentist’s office right away. Our team will teach them all about their growing teeth, provide gentle checkups, and show them how to brush and floss with fun lessons. Plus, we give out prizes and school supplies, too! Our goal is to make this experience as easy and enjoyable as it can possibly be for your son or daughter.
Dental sealants are tough, protective coverings that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These areas contain tricky pits and grooves that are likely to trap food over time, resulting in a much higher risk of tooth decay. This threat is especially important to keep in mind for children, who may still be learning the best ways to brush and floss at home. The application of dental sealants is a quick and easy process here in Lebanon, and the benefits will go a long way for you or your loved one.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (habitual teeth grinding) is a widespread habit that affects patients from all walks of life, particularly those who experience a significant amount of stress on a daily basis. What’s worse is that a majority of people only experience it while sleeping, leaving them confused as to where their painful symptoms are coming from. In order to combat this harm, our dentists can design a sturdy, custom-made nightguard that will provide reliable protection so patients can sleep without worry.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is diagnosed in tens of thousands of new patients every year, many of whom are already experiencing advanced stages of damage. The earlier this cancer can be pinpointed, the better chances the sufferer will have a safe and successful recovery – that’s why Santavicca Dental Professionals recommends oral cancer screenings at every checkup! We use Identafi® fluorescent technology to draw attention to potential abnormalities in the oral tissue long before they would be visible to the naked eye.
Fluoride’s positive relationship with oral health is well-documented by decades of research, and we’re happy to offer professional treatments here in-office for patients and families who may not be receiving enough exposure through drinking water. The application process only takes a few minutes of your time during a regular checkup and cleaning, and your teeth will surely thank you for the extra boost in strength. In fact, many studies have shown that children who grow up with plenty of exposure to this mineral will experience fewer cavities on average than those who do not!