At Berkshire Dentist, our doctors and dental hygienists are qualified, experienced professionals who will take their time listening to your concerns as well as educating you on the importance of preventive care.
Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, which are the main causes of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is known as the silent killer of teeth, because most patients feel no symptoms until it’s too late.
As part of our thorough dental examination, we first review your medical history and any conditions that may affect your oral health. We perform a thorough head and neck exam including oral cancer screening, evaluate periodontal health, and examine the teeth for decay. We also take any necessary x-rays.
For children’s preventive care, we may recommend fluoride to help make the teeth more resistant to decay. We also use dental sealants, which act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria.