Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, which is why, at Oxford Dental Group, we do our best to make dental care as simple as possible. When caring for your teeth is easy, you’re more likely to do what it takes to get and maintain a healthy smile.
At our dental office in Oxford, CT, we provide an extensive range of preventive dental care services. Our goal is to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come. Whether you require a routine examination or a comprehensive cleaning, our dedicated team is here to assist you. Trust us to keep your smile radiant throughout your life.
The Importance Of Prevention
Your oral health is closely tied to your overall health, which is why it’s important to be proactive in taking care of your teeth. When you visit us regularly, we’re able to monitor your dental health for changes and act quickly to treat issues that arise. Quick treatment often means conservative treatment, which is always our goal.
Cleanings & Exams
We encourage our patients to visit us every six months for an exam and cleaning. During your exam, we check the health of your teeth and gums, take x-rays if necessary, and develop any treatment plans that are necessary to address dental problems. We also thoroughly clean your teeth so you have a sparkling smile when you leave our office.
When we need a closer look at your teeth or the bone structure of your jaw, we use digital x-rays. These images allow us to see things like tooth decay, chips, cracks, and bone loss in the jaw. Digital x-rays are key to allowing us to create any treatment plans needed to address dental issues. We also take x-rays every few visits, so we can keep a close eye on your oral health and diagnose potential problems early.
Dental sealants add another level of protection against bacteria and tooth decay. We apply the acrylic-like material to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. For children, the optimal timing to apply sealants is when their six-year molars emerge. Adults may also benefit from this treatment based on their susceptibility to tooth decay. The sealant process is quick and easy, and once applied, sealants aid in controlling the build-up of bacteria.
Practicing Prevention At Home
The best thing you can do for your smile, besides visiting our office every six months, is to brush and floss regularly. A strong at-home dental hygiene routine is the cornerstone of having a healthy smile, which is why we do all we can to help you develop good habits. If you need help with brushing or flossing techniques, don’t hesitate to ask. Our friendly team will guide you through all the steps to making sure that your teeth stay in good shape between professional cleanings.
Comprehensive Care For Your Smile
No matter if it’s time for your next routine exam or it’s been a while since you’ve seen the dentist, you’re in good hands with our team. The Oxford Dental Group office is warm and welcoming, so you can rest easy in the dental chair while we do all the work. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.