A collaborative effort by yourself, Dr. Massaro, and the dental staff is the only way to preserve your natural dentition and the structures that support your teeth by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Our practice is prepared to guide you through the management of all dental diseases including gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.
Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. In the dental office, Dr. Massaro and his staff will honor their commitment to restore, maintain, and educate you about your oral health.
To help you to enjoy the highest level of preventive care, Dr. Massaro has carefully selected the policies, procedures, equipment and materials that are best for your long-term health.
Digital x-rays are highly effective diagnostic tools that provide valuable information about the oral structures that cannot be visualized with the naked eye. The images provided by the digital x-ray system are incredibly accurate, enabling Dr. Massaro to detect cavities, bone loss, cysts, and other abnormalities.
Fluoride strengthens and remineralizes the outermost layer of your enamel. Although low levels of fluoride are available via tap water and certain brands of toothpaste, the dosage may not be strong enough to help prevent tooth decay. According to your particular needs, a stronger professional fluoride treatment may be recommended in the office, or a prescription-strength product may be suggested for home use.
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the deep grooves that are found on the chewing surface of the back teeth. These grooves are difficult or impossible to clean thoroughly, and the frequent location for cavities. By sealing these deep grooves, Dr. Massaro can help to prevent one of the most common causes of tooth decay.
The services and procedures that are offered in the dental office are only a portion of your preventive regimen. Your diligence and care at home are necessary to truly prevent dental disease. We look forward to educating you on the proper way to protect your oral health and empowering you to play an active role in your overall healthcare.
Seeking routine, high quality preventive care is the best way to protect your systemic health, your oral health, and your self-confidence. Plus, it’s the only way to protect the longevity of your restorative or cosmetic dental treatments. Consult Dr. Massaro today to begin a healthy and enjoyable partnership.