While those with high risk factors are more likely to develop oral cancer, it can also develop in those who have no risk factors at all. That’s why Litchfield Smiles always performs an oral cancer screening during your routine exam. We’ll pay close attention to the tissue throughout your mouth and stay on the lookout for red or white patches, long-term oral sores, and other common symptoms. Should we believe that oral cancer is present, we’ll partner you with a physician so you can begin treatment as soon as possible.
Professional fluoride treatments are designed to protect and strengthen teeth in between routine cleanings. While they are typically used for patients 18 years old and younger, they are also ideal for those with a history of tooth decay. You’ll find fluoride in most oral care products and in your community’s public drinking water, however, our dental office’s fluoride is significantly stronger, which is why it offers protection for several months following your appointment. In a matter of minutes, we can painlessly apply the fluoride after your cleaning, giving you the confidence to smile and keep dental disease at bay.
There are many oral care products to choose from these days, which only makes it more difficult to find the right one for you. Litchfield Smiles is happy to provide insight on which products we believe offer the most consistent protection against cavities, gum disease, and symptoms that may be unique to your smile. Our dental office often recommends Colgate to fight cavity-causing bacteria as well as Sensodyne for sensitive teeth and Prevident as a prescription-strength toothpaste.