Barry E. Bubar D.D.S., – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry believes in treating our patients like family. We practice preventative dentistry more than any other kind of dentistry empowering our patients through enhancing their education. More and more evidence these days is linking good oral health to good overall health. Simply put, the healthier your teeth and gums are, the healthier your body will be.
State of the Art
We utilize state-of-the-art imaging technology including Non X-Ray Decay Detection, digital trans-illumination with an infrared light and digital intraoral photography which helps to give an all-inclusive look at what’s going on with your teeth, gums, and mouth.
Our preventive dentistry plan breaks down into many facets, but here are a few that we focus on:
Cleanings — It’s important to schedule your routine visits at least twice a year to make sure that your smile & overall health will stand the test of time. Dr. Bubar offers comprehensive cleanings that along with your good oral hygiene will get and keep your gums and supporting bone surrounding your teeth healthy. This will help ensure that you can enjoy better overall health and those “pearly whites” for years to come.
Digital X-rays — It’s important to get the entire picture when it comes to your teeth. Digital X-rays will help us see with magnification the concealed areas of the teeth and supporting bone so we can provide effective care to our patients yet digital x-rays use much less radiation than traditional x-ray film. We recommend routine oral cancer checks & dental exams, designed to keep you in overall health.
Carivu — Carivu is a digitized record of the trans-illumination of a tooth to help determine whether a small cavity seen on x-ray should be watched or treated. It uses infrared light technology but is not a substitute for digital x-rays. They can often replace the need for x-rays when following up a particular tooth or set of teeth to observe a potential cavity or fracture. It can be used when people have been exposed to a lot of radiation in the past and should only have an x-ray when absolutely necessary.
Exams — Twice annually you will need to schedule your routine exams which include an oral cancer exam in order to observe or catch problems early to prevent possibly dangerous and or costly problems down the road and to maximize your overall health. Schedule yours today with Dr. Bubar. Prevent costly problems down the road by staying on top of exams and checkups.
Night Guards — (not a security officer who stands watch over your teeth at night) This is a dental appliance that can help minimize tooth damage, wear and tear occurring over time due to grinding (also referred to as bruxism). Night guards can also minimize neuromuscular, headache, and jaw or TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) related pain due to night time clenching and grinding.
At the core of our approach is offering an array of preventative services to minimize the risk of future repair dentistry. We perform all of our procedures in the most conservative way possible, preserving as much of your original tooth as possible. We’re not here to try to upsell you services that you don’t want or need. We pledge to listen to your oral health ambitions and find the most effective way to reach those ends, all while providing comfortable care and providing a supportive atmosphere.
Of course it’s rewarding to craft beautiful smiles while conserving as much of the natural tooth as possible. But the truly rewarding work is in the partnerships and relationships that we cultivate with our patients along the way. We offer our preventive dentistry services that can help you avoid costly treatments and procedures due to decay and periodontal disease. Contact Barry E. Bubar D.D.S., – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry to learn more about our preventive dentistry program. Together, we’ll set the tone for you and your family’s continued oral health.