Preventive Programs

At Merrimack Smiles, we are focused on prevention through education. Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations (fillings) survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained.

Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and reinforced at subsequent recall visits. We custom tailor our preventive program to the patient and their individual needs. To help prevent the most common cavities, which occur on the chewing surfaces of our teeth, sealants are frequently placed on permanent teeth of kids and adults that have deep grooves.

We have found that by educating our patients we create a team approach, between the patients and us, to better prevent problems from occurring.