General Dentistry at Southington Family Dentistry
Healthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At Southington Family Dentistry, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques. We also hire caring, highly trained professionals. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery.
At Southington Family Dentistry, we take exceptional care of your oral health. Below are some of the preventive dental services that our practice provides.
Cleanings, Exams and X-rays
Professional cleanings performed by a hygienist or dental assistant are as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair.
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Dentistry for Kids
Kid's teeth need dental care, just like grown-up teeth. Coming in for professional cleanings are not just about helping your child have shiny clean teeth, they are also very important in educating your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques
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One of the best ways to keep your gums from bleeding when you come in for a cleaning is to floss regularly. Brushing your teeth before or after flossing is less important than whether you floss or not.
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Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. This is why it's important to protect your teeth while you sleep by wearing a mouthguard.
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Oral Cancer Screening
During your dental visit, Dr. Picone can talk to you about your health history and examine you for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to Southington Family Dentistry can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
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