Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Care in Danbury, CT

At TLC Dental, we emphasize preventative dentistry for our patients.
During your initial visit, we will interview you to identify your priorities, needs, and any pre-existing conditions that may affect your current or future dental health.

Diagnostic Exam & Cleaning

In addition to the standard oral examination, the doctor uses state-of-the-art panographic X-rays that are safe and extremely effective at identifying problem areas. 
TLC Dental's patients also enjoy cavity and disease-free dental visits due to the many services he performs as part of each examination. Plaque control, cleaning, fluoride treatments, antibacterial therapy, microscopic cultures, nutritional counseling, and dental sealants – all of these processes are routine.

Personal Consultation & Treatment Plan

We strongly believe that it is important for us to provide each of our patients with a detailed and personalized treatment plan in writing. We will go over your treatment plan with you in person to outline the proposed treatments that are unique to you as a patient. We keep your goals in mind and work to prevent future problems from occurring.

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Patient History & Interview
The unique health evaluation that we perform at TLC Dental is the most in-depth and comprehensive examination you will ever undergo.

The interview is conducted by the doctor, who ascertains your awareness of dental health, your previous negative experiences (for which you may require help or special care), your health orientation, and your desire to prevent future problems and obtain optimum health. This initial interview process helps us understand you and build the relationship based on trust and care that every patient desires to have with his or her doctor.

The medical history identifies any health problems that may affect the outcome of your treatment or the quality of care received by you.

The dental history identifies significant dental treatment or neglect of dental care you may have experienced in the past. The dental history ascertains:

• If and why teeth were lost • Family history • Sensitivities of the teeth to hot, cold, sweets, or acids • Previous orthodontic care
• Home care and habits • The possible presence of food impaction areas • Bruxism (tooth grinding) • Previous periodontal treatment
• Any concern with offensive breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth
Oral Exams
Oral examination might seem like a simple and easy part of your dental care, but here at TLC Dental, we take it seriously. A knowledgeable examination is a cornerstone of dental health. An inadequate examination could overlook major issues.

In order to guarantee the most thorough examination possible, we utilize direct fiber-optic lighting with Quadrilite technology, as well as the most advanced surgical telescopes. Quadrilite is the leading brand of medical and dental lighting, while our surgical telescopes magnify each detail of your smile in stunning clarity. This cutting-edge combination allows us to examine all surfaces of the teeth and mouth in intricate detail.

The traditional oral exams of the past often used substandard lighting and only the naked eye to check for problems. This is not enough to ensure the dental health of our patients. If any issues do exist, they will be less expensive to repair when diagnosed early. We pull out all the stops for the best oral examinations possible to ensure long-lasting dental health for each and every one of our patients.
X-Ray & Diagnosis
TLC Dental uses the safest radiograph technology available today. Our paralleling X-ray technique, utilizing long-cone-paralleling, improves on the radiation exposure of standard X-rays by as much as 90%.

Also available in our office are panographic X-rays, which enable us to look at all the structures of the upper and lower jaw, including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), with minimal distortion and minimal X-ray exposure.

Our technology completely prevents radiation exposure to any area of the body other than the teeth, thus eliminating the need for lead aprons and the fear of radiation exposure by women who are pregnant or nursing. (We do still use lead aprons for their psychological value.) In fact, the radiation received from a complete X-ray series of sixteen films is only equal to what you would get during a week at home from normal background radiation (not counting what comes from higher radiation sources such as television, microwave, computer terminals, etc.).

Ask for a copy of the research about the very low X-ray exposure of our new technology.
Contact our general dentistry office for more information on our preventative dentistry services today!
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