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Preventive Dentistry

Great smile... Healthy teeth! Our philosophy is that prevention is the best dental treatment for a lifetime of good oral health. Whether you need an exam, x-rays and cleaning or an implant or crown, Dr. Scianni will provide you with the most up-to-date and conservative treatment possible.The keys to good oral health are early detection and intervention to prevent major problems in the future.

Exam and Teeth Cleaning
The basis of preventive dentistry are regular exams and cleanings. Dental examinations help
to diagnose disease before it progresses to a serious problem.

Digital Radiography
Dental x-rays are vitally important because they help detect dental problems at an early stage such as:

Biomimetic Dentistry
Biomimetric dentistry is dentistry which mimics nature. In other words it is dentistry which restores teeth to emulate their natural esthetic form and function. It treats week, fractured and decayed teeth in a way that keeps them strong and seals them from bacterial invasion. Modern dental adhesives and bonding techniques are the foundation of biomimetric dentistry.

Intra-Oral Camera
While x-rays provide valuable information that we can't get from any other source, they can't
show everything that's going on in a patient’s mouth. That's why we use an intraoral camera.

Oral Cancer Screening
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2013, an estimated 82,760 new cases of oral cavity
and oropharyngeal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, causing approximately 15,800 deaths.

Every hour of every day in America someone dies of oral cancer. Oral cancer is the sixth most common diagnosed form of cancer in the United States and is one of the few cancers in which the rate of detection is increasing among young adults. Most people are not aware of the potential risks; however, when detected early enough, the survival rate for oral cancer is very high.

Another component of our oral cancer screening process is the OralCDx® oral brush biopsy test. This instrument allows us to easily and painlessly test for oral precancer or cancer.

Laser Cavity Finder
Most patients value healthy and attractive teeth and we believe that early detection of decay is the best way to preserve natural tooth structure. Studies show that 50% of cavities go undetected by present diagnostic methods because most cavities occur or hide in the complex occlusal anatomy, known as fissures, making diagnosis with traditional methods difficult.