Preventive & Diagnostic Services

The Value of Preventive Oral Health Care

Preventative dental care is critical. For most people, the word “dental appointment” brings anxiety and dread. There are many reasons why people feel this way such as how dentists have been historically portrayed in the media or from past bad experiences. The reality is that a visit to the dentist can save a person a lot of pain, suffering, and money in the long run.


Comprehensive Evaluation / Oral Examination

An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities. Radiographs allow for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head and neck area.

Diagnostic and Cleaning
Dental Cleaning

Cleanings

A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.

Custom Mouth Guards

Many sports require athletes to use a Mouth Guard to protect their teeth while practicing and playing. Frequently used in contact sports, the mouth guard covers the gums and teeth to provide protection for lips, gums, teeth and arches. A properly fitted mouth guard can reduce the severity of dental injuries.

Your dentist can make a custom mouth guard by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a device fitted to your mouth for the highest level of both comfort and protection. A custom fitted mouthguard can be particularly important for athletes who wear braces.

Custom Mouth Guards
About Us

The Dental Oasis of Metrowest strives to provide all of our patients with a friendly, welcoming experience. Utilizing state of the art techniques and technology, we provide gentle, painless dental care for you and your family. Come experience the Dental Oasis difference at our Northborough office, located conveniently in the Northborough Crossing shopping plaza.

Office Hours

MON | 9am – 7pm
TUE | 9am – 3pm
WED | 9am – 7pm
THU | 9am – 7pm
SAT | 9am – 3pm*
SUN | 9am – 3pm*
*Alternating Weekends
Holiday and Inclement weather can change these hours of operation.

Appointments offered alternating
Saturdays and Sundays