Preventive and Family Dentistry in South Weymouth, MA
South Shore Dentistry's comprehensive preventive dental services will keep your family's smiles healthy, confident and bright! Our South Weymouth dental team emphasizes the power of preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits to promote a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Our dentists recommend a complete dental checkup and hygiene appointment every six months for each member of your family, so we can stay ahead of any potential oral health problems.
During a regular dental hygiene appointment, our dental team will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer, or tooth decay. If we see anything concerning, we'll provide all the information you need and answer any questions you may have about your dental treatment options, so you can always make an informed decision about your oral health.
South Shore Dentistry is proud to be your family's partner in protecting your oral health – and in promoting your overall health!
Our state-of-the-art South Weymouth dental office offers a full spectrum of family dentistry and preventive dental services for each patient, including:
Preventive Teeth Cleaning
A preventive dental hygiene appointment is an important measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. During a preventive teeth cleaning, one of our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar buildup. We recommend our patients in good oral health receive this type of professional dental hygiene procedure twice a year.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Teeth-strengthening mineral application is widely used by dentists to help support healthy tooth enamel. This treatment can re-mineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them more resilient against bacteria and is safe for both adults and children.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise in both those who use tobacco and those who do not. That’s why at South Shore Dentistry, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of a regular dental hygiene appointment to all of our patients who are over the age of 18.
Desensitizing Treatment Options for Sensitive Teeth
Do you experience pain and sensitivity when air touches your teeth or when you try to enjoy cold foods? Tooth sensitivity doesn't have to be a constant part of your life! If you, or a member of your family, are suffering from overly sensitive teeth, ask Dr. Burt about our desensitizing treatment options at your next dental checkup.
Dental sealants are used to seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay. Dental sealants act as a guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Dental sealants can be very effective in preventing cavities in children and teenagers, especially those who wear braces.
If you or your child are involved in any type of sporting activity, wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only can a mouthguard protect teeth, it can also reduce the risk of concussion in both adults and children.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Dental extractions are a last resort, but are still sometimes necessary. Badly infected, damaged, or decayed teeth can jeopardize the health of healthy teeth and gums. At South Shore Dentistry we make tooth extraction gentle and anxiety-free by offering sedation dentistry services to patients who need to have a tooth extracted.
Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you or your teen have special needs that make it difficult to sit through dental procedures? South Shore Dentistry offers the following safe sedation options to help make your time in the dental chair a comfortable one:
- Laughing gas
- Oral conscious sedation
- Conscious IV sedation
Sedation available for most patients ages 14+ following consultation from our dentists. Need extra support staying calm and relaxed during your visit? Ask us about our friendly in-office therapy dog!
Schedule Your Next Preventive Care Visit
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and hygiene appointment? Call our South Weymouth dental practice today to schedule your family's dental appointments from our list of family dentistry services.