An Ounce of Dental Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure When it Comes to Your Smile

Taking care of your teeth is a lot like taking care of your car. You can regularly spend small amounts of time and money to keep them in great shape, or you can skip the routine maintenance and hope to somehow avoid complicated and costly problems. Our dentists would rather help you proactively avoid trouble than fix dental damage.

When you come in for a dental exam, we may suggest a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities. In fact, all new patients get a free application of fluoride. It strengthens your teeth, makes them less susceptible to sensitivity to heat and cold, and, most important, makes them more resistant to decay. We sometimes use dental sealants for added protection, especially in tough-to-clean areas like back teeth.

Get Gum Disease Treatment From a Specialist

Dr. Valerie Martins is a board-certified periodontist. After getting her DMD, she received several additional years of training focused on preventing and treating gum (periodontal) disease. She uses a special deep cleaning process called scaling and root planing that removes damaging plaque and tartar from below your gumline.

She can also perform gum grafts and other surgical procedures to reverse damage caused by advanced gum disease. Gum disease, not decay, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and she works hard to help patients keep their teeth.

To find out more about our general dentistry in Beverly, call 978-288-1946 today. You can also use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment.