The importance of Preventive Dental Care
Nirvana. The state of ultimate happiness and wellbeing. Led by Dr. Yijia Li, our practice in Leominster, Massachusetts, lives up to its name: A & S Dental Wellness Center of Leominster. Alongside our valued patients, we work hard to support the utmost comfort, beauty, function, and health of their smiles. In doing so, we support overall health and wellbeing. Everything from our ability to get the nutrients we need to be healthy to the satisfaction we derive from how we look is affected by the state of our teeth, gums, and associated oral structures and tissues. Our team promotes this healthy, happy state for a lifetime by focusing on comprehensive preventive dental care and services.
A true partnership
It is not sufficient to practice good hygiene at home exclusively. Likewise, it is not adequate to maintain checkups and skip on consistent, diligent oral hygiene at home. Even “genetically blessed” patients with a family history of excellent teeth and health must maintain dental exams and professional cleanings by our skilled hygienists. And all patients must complement these professional services with daily care when they are away from our office. Once you get into the habit, you’ll likely find that these practices become second nature and are no longer a challenge. With that being said, there may be new challenges to your oral health that arise as your health in general changes over time. As you get older or your health needs evolve, routine appointments with our dentist become even more important. We have the tools and products to address your unique challenges and make cleaning your teeth, gums, and mouth easier and more effective.
We’ve provided a list of the “fundamentals.” Think of this combination of home and professional care as your roadmap to lasting health:
- Professional cleanings: Our hygienists are trained and have the advanced instruments to effectively, precisely, safely, and comfortably remove surface stains, bacteria, lingering food, plaque, and tartar that cannot be removed with standard toothbrushes. Even the best brushes and flosses cannot possibly remove all plaque as it is constantly forming in your mouth. Our team can eradicate what gets left behind.
- Complete exams: Dr. Li uses her considerable knowledge and advanced technologies to non-invasively and accurately detect underlying conditions, including “hidden” decay. These technologies include digital imaging, cone beam CT scans, and intraoral cameras, which create very detailed images of the inside of your mouth and associated structures.
- Oral cancer screenings: Dr. Li’s combination of expertise and technology can also detect pre-cancers and early-stage cancerous lesions when they are easiest to successfully treat. Not unlike other cancers, oral tumors have a high rate of successful treatment when identified and addressed before cancer has spread to other sites or organs. Also, we work with patients to eliminate or minimize risk factors such as the use of tobacco products.
- Tailored, advanced therapies: If you have active periodontal inflammation or disease, we offer a range of treatments to resolve the condition in the most effective, gentle, and fastest way possible. Patients with underlying disease may benefit from a deep cleaning, which goes beyond the standard cleaning to treat areas underneath the gums. We also promote healthy attachment of the gums with treatments like Perio Protect — just wear the patented oral trays as directed to deliver gum disease-fighting medication to your teeth.
It has been our pleasure to give you a glimpse into the services A & S Dental Wellness Center of Leominster provides. Now, we look forward to meeting you and your family! Contact us today at (978) 926-9010 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Yijia Li.