Oral Cancer Screenings
Early detection of cancer or precancerous lesions leads to better treatment outcomes. This fact is why we perform oral cancer screenings during your dental examinations. Certain factors – like tobacco use, heavy alcohol use, and the presence of the HPV virus – may increase your risk of oral cancer. Always let us know if you have noticed lesions or spots anywhere in your mouth.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Regular, professional dental cleanings are important as even the best home care cannot reach every nook and cranny of your mouth. Your in-office cleanings also provide a chance for Dr. Erbeck to thoroughly examine your mouth and check for existing or potential problems. Additionally, our staff will provide you with recommendations for your at-home cleaning regimen.
We use digital x-rays at Erbeck Family Dental for a more complete picture of your dental situation. X-ray imaging allows Dr. Erbeck to view structures normally hidden from view and helps him to get ahead of problems before they become serious. Also, digital x-rays subject patients to far less radiation than conventional x-rays – up to 80% less.
Treatment with fluoride can be beneficial for patients of every age. Fluoride ions strengthen the teeth’s enamel by replacing portions lost to the action of harmful bacteria and acids in foods and drinks. In strengthening the enamel, fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay.
Your molars are located in the back of your mouth. These teeth can contain deep grooves and are notoriously difficult to reach when brushing and flossing. Sealants act as a shield for your molars, protecting them from decay. Sealant application can help safeguard your molars from decay, saving you from discomfort and dental costs in the future.
Don’t neglect your preventive dental care. Give us a call now at (513) 398-7051.