Our patients choose Dr. Herlihy as their dentist because our practice provides them with the most experienced, compassionate, and affordable dental care possible. By educating our patients regarding their treatment options and procedures, we equip them to make more informed choices regarding their oral health. We aim to not only fix any dental issues that arise with our patients, but also to provide them with the necessary measures to prevent further oral health issues. For many, this preventive approach in dental care begins with a routine teeth cleaning in Brockton.
Your first visit to our office establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important information like your dental and medical histories and give you time to get to know Dr. Herlihy. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored, and manage periodontal (gum) disease. At the initial visit with us, we will do much more than merely clean your teeth and gums. Dr. Herlihy will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum) evaluation, and an analysis of your occlusion (bite). This ensures a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and of the oral anatomy. Routine teeth cleanings in Brockton and dental care is an incredibly effective method in preventing future dental problems, such as gum disease. There are many different varieties of periodontal disease, and many ways in which these variations manifest themselves. Gingivitis is among the most common. However, all forms of gum disease require immediate treatment by their dentist to halt the progression and save the gum tissue and bone. Our patients are grateful for Dr. Herlihy for aiding them in achieving the best tooth and gum health possible.
Natural teeth, teeth with restorations, and the gum tissue that surrounds these teeth survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Therefore, it is vital that you visit Dr. Herlihy routinely for teeth cleanings in Brockton. We recommend visiting our dentist every six months to maintain proper form, function, health, and beauty of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Call our office or consult our website for further information regarding teeth cleanings or any of our other many preventative, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry services.
191 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02356
Regular dental visits are integral to keeping up with your oral health. Here at Easton Smiles, our staff is absolutely dedicated to providing you and your family with the general dental care you need to make sure that your oral and dental health is always up to speed. Biannual checkups and cleanings can ensure that your teeth are as healthy as they can be, while also providing our Brockton general dentists with the knowledge needed in order to spot signs or symptoms of any oral conditions in their earliest stages.
Brockton Dental Exams
Here at Easton Smiles, we use what advanced technology is available to us in order to help provide you with the best and most comprehensive care possible. Our Brockton general dentists, Dr. Thomas F. Herlihy and Dr. Robert Tuck, use digital dental X-rays in order to best monitor your dental health and progression. Dental X-rays provide insight as to what is happening beneath the gumline. This is vital for children whose teeth are still growing, for those who require orthodontic treatment, for identifying cavities and other conditions, as well as for monitoring the state of wisdom teeth. Being able to see these areas is important and can provide insight as to whether treatment is needed. It is important to monitor the growth of developing teeth in order to identify possible future problems such as malocclusions, misaligned teeth or a misaligned bite, all of which may later require orthodontic treatment. Cavities may exist between teeth and are therefore difficult to see, but an X-ray can provide more definitive information in indentifying areas of tooth decay. Wisdom teeth are also a huge issue, and may need to be removed before they cause severe dental trauma if an X-ray shows they are impacted.
Digital dental X-rays make it easier to store all information from past visits, making it easier for our Brockton general dentists to compare past X-rays and make astute observations during your current visit. These records also make it easier to identify changes or developments occurring in your mouth, especially if they are gradual changes that occur over time. We here at Easton Smiles want to make sure you have the best dental care possible and wish to use all of the tools available to us to ensure that we do so.