Preventive dental care is a cooperative effort by the patient, your dentist, and dental care staff. General dental services preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Hires Dental Care accomplishes this with thorough dental exams and tooth cleanings.
At Hires Dental Care we provide patients with comprehensive dental care that can improve the function, aesthetic, and health of their natural smile. We work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all your dental needs. We work diligently to ensure our patients are comfortable and informed during their visit to Hires Dental Care. Patients of all ages can find the dental solutions they are looking for in our Toledo dental office.
Dr. J. Eric Hires, Dr. Nithya Nagaraj, and Dr. Shreea Handa emphasize that preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
Your first visit
A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will perform the following:
- Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
- Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
- Periodontal screening and evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of gum disease.
Routine preventive care visits
If you haven’t visited the dentist recently, we suggest you schedule a preventive care exam at least twice a year. During your preventive care exam, you will receive routine screenings for complex dental problems, professional teeth cleaning, X-rays, and a comprehensive exam. Whether you need routine dental treatment or a more advanced treatment, our experienced dentist at Hires Dental Care has the right solution for you. We offer a full range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services to improve your smile. Our goal is to improve the health of your function and give you the tools you need to maintain a healthy, bright smile. Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are performed in our comfortable dental office by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
- Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
- Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Check out what some of our patients are saying about Hires Dental Care in Toledo, OH!
I am always impressed with the quality of care at Hires Dental Care and this last time was no different. My son and I were both seen at the same time, and they took especially great care with him; when sitting still is not exactly his strong point. They took the time to answer all of his, as well as my questions and I know we made the right choice switching to Hires Dental care. I also will be finishing up implant surgery soon, and I am so grateful for all of their help and patience through the entire process. – Katie L.
I have been going to this dental office for many years and have always been satisfied with their service. The office staff is friendly. The office is modern and clean. The dental hygienist and all of the dentist are highly professional and caring. I would highly recommend Hires Dental Care without any hesitation. -Brenda H.
I love Hires Dental. Our entire family goes there. The service is always impeccable and the staff always remembers us. Just recently, my son who is a college student needed a quick turnaround on an appointment due to going back to school. They were able to accommodate us and it was really helpful. Finally, the soft perks. They have complimentary water, coffee, and tea, late and weekend hours and the staff is very polished and professional. Not sure why anyone would want to go anyplace else. – Candace R.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are searching for a dentist in the Perrysburg, OH, Toledo, OH, and Sylvania Township, OH area, contact Hires Dental Care today. Schedule a consultation to learn what the best dental treatments are for you. Whether you need a family dentist or you suffer from complex dental issues, Dr. J. Eric Hires, Dr. Nithya Nagaraj, and Dr. Shreea Handa are here to help you.