Preventive Dentistry

Paradise Dental provides their patients with a full range of preventive care services. Most of these procedures are performed either annually or every 6 months.

Preventive dental services that we offer, include:

During your recall (cleaning) appointments every 6 months, our Registered Dental Hygienists do more than just clean your teeth. Our highly trained staff also performs:

Oral Cancer Screenings
This 2-minute screening of 12 extra-oral and 20 intra-oral structures ​can save your smile and your life. Suspicious findings are monitored ​and biopsied as needed. The early detection of oral cancer is most ​important for successful treatment.

Prophylaxis
The maintenance care of thorough plaque and tartar removal above ​and below the gumlines.

Stain Removal & Polishing
​Removing surface stain caused by things like tea, coffee or tobacco.

Oral Hygiene Instruction
The same methods don’t work for everyone. We will work with you ​and your individual dental needs to help you use the methods that ​will be most successful for your dental health.

Orthodontic Evaluation and Referrals

Periodontal evaluation
A comprehensive diagnosis of the attached tissues around every ​tooth will be charted and used to monitor the bone and gum health ​of the teeth in future visits.

Intra-oral Camera
Used to show and photograph suspicious areas or treatment needs ​of the patient’s teeth

Nutritional Counseling

Desensitizing Treatments
Application of desensitizing paste may be applied as needed to areas ​such as those with severe sensitivity associated with gum recession.

Complimentary Take Home Kit
​Including toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and any other needed oral ​hygiene tools.

Discounted Pricing for Electric Toothbrushes

Toys for the Children

Doctor’s Examination

We use state of the art digital radiographs in our office. The exposure time is about 80% less than the exposure time for traditional film radiographs.

Our patients are draped in a lead apron with a collar, which covers and protects the thyroid gland. Dental radiographs are extremely safe and the exposure to radiation is minimal. When the inspector from the Radiation Control office of the Department of Public Health came to our office to inspect our x-ray machines she told us the reading was the lowest she had seen in 13 years on the job.

Periapical Films
This is a single x-ray of an entire tooth. This x-ray is taken as needed to aid in the diagnosis of a problem associated with a single tooth. Tooth aches, swollen gums, cracked or broken teeth will have a periapical film taken for proper diagnosis.

Bite-Wing Series
This is a series of 2 – 6 films taken of the crowns of teeth. The purpose is to diagnose decay between teeth or under existing fillings that cannot be seen clinically. This series is also used to monitor bone height associated with gum disease. Bite-wing films are taken once every 12-18 months.

Full Mouth Series
This is a series of 18 – 21 x-rays. The full-mouth x-ray series combines bite-wings and periapicals so every tooth in your mouth is viewed from multiple aspects. This is a comprehensive series used to diagnose any dental needs and monitor oral health. This series is taken once every 3 – 5 years.

Panoramic X-Ray
Panoramic films are taken outside of the mouth. They capture the entire mouth including the jawbone and nasal sinuses. These films are used to view areas unable to be seen on a full mouth series, including wisdom teeth, TMJ, and bone and sinus anatomy used for dental implants. Panoramic films are taken as needed.

3D Cone Beam
Cone-beam computed tomography systems used by dental professionals rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These data are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat (“ENT”).

Fluoride varnishes has replaced the trays and gel from the past.

Varnish is brushed onto the teeth and it tastes great. This method of fluoride application is much more effective in reducing decay rates and tooth remineralization. There is no need to wait before eating or drinking following its application. Because fluoride varnish greatly reduces the risk of dental decay, we also recommend it for adults with increased risk for dental disease.

Prescription strength toothpaste is available in our office for fighting decay, tooth sensitivity and demineralization. We offer Clinpro 5000, which contains TriCalcium. It is less abrasive and encourages greater fluoride uptake into the teeth than competitor toothpastes.

A sealant is a thin, white layer of acrylic that is bonded into the chewing surface of teeth to prevent decay deep in the grooves of the teeth.

Placed on the permanent molars (6, and 12 year molars) soon after eruption, the sealant acts as a barrier to prevent acid from causing decay in the grooves of molars, which are one of the most common areas to develop cavities.

Painless, sealants are quick and easy to place. They are directly bonded to the tooth enamel so there is no need for drilling or anesthetics

Phone: (781) 598-3700
Fax: (781) 598-3730
142A Canal St.
Salem, MA 01970