Preventive Dentistry – Norton, MA
Stopping Dental Problems Before They Start
At Norton Family Dentistry, we’d rather help you avoid cavities and other oral health issues entirely rather than treat them once they start bothering you. That’s why Dr. Salloum and Dr. Devine work with you and your family members to stop these problems before they start with regular exams, thorough cleanings, and other preventive dentistry services. To book your next dental checkup and cleaning, call us today!
Why Choose Norton Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Trusted by Norton Families for 40+ Years
- Insurance-Friendly Dental Office
- Open Until 7pm Monday – Thursday
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
When you visit our office for a checkup and cleaning every six months, our dentists will have the chance to detect potential issues in their earliest stages. This way, we can address them before they lead to worse problems that could be painful and costly to treat. Then, our hygiene team can use special instruments to remove cavity-causing plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, leaving your pearly whites sparkling and refreshed.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Chronic teeth grinding, or bruxism, may seem harmless, but it can actually be abrasive to your teeth. Over time, the wear and tear can make your teeth more sensitive and prone to breakage. Bruxism may also lead to frequent jaw and facial pain. Our dentists can easily prevent these outcomes by creating a custom appliance called a nightguard for you to wear to bed. It cushions your upper and lower teeth, protecting them from grinding-related damage.
When teeth are regularly exposed to a naturally occurring mineral called fluoride, they become stronger and more resistant to decay and fracture. You probably already get plenty of fluoride every day from your toothpaste and drinking water, but many patients could benefit from additional fluoride intake. That’s why our team offers an extra-strength topical fluoride varnish that can be applied quickly after your teeth cleaning.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Part of your routine exam includes screening your mouth for suspicious growths, slow-healing sores, and other signs that could point to oral cancer. Early detection is crucial in successfully treating and recovering from oral cancer; far too often, the condition claims lives because it wasn’t diagnosed until the advanced stages. Finding the initial symptoms enables you to receive a fast diagnosis and begin treatment right away, if need be, improving the odds of a full recovery.