Dr. Heni Tufa offers general dental services for children and adults at Westborough Dental Associates. Our family-friendly office is designed to meet your oral health needs with personalized, compassionate care that is tailored to your unique needs. From dental exams and cleanings to treatments for all stages of gum disease, we help patients of all ages maintain healthy smiles.
General Dentistry: Why Visit the Dentist?
Taking care of your oral health also supports your overall health and well being. A healthy and functional smile contributes to a good quality of life and plays a role in minimizing your health risks for cardiovascular disease, systemic disease, and other conditions. Good oral health also helps patients who have existing health concerns to manage them more effectively.
General dentistry focuses on the long-term maintenance of dental health and includes both routine services and treatments for addressing common concerns. Dr. Tufa is committed to continuing education for the benefit of our patients, staying abreast of current trends in dentistry, the latest techniques, and new treatment options. She recommends that all patients visit the dentist twice a year for an exam, screenings for common concerns and a professional dental cleaning. These routine visits allow our team to effectively monitor your dental health and to offer the most personalized care and advice.
We take a comprehensive approach to your smile maintenance, working with you to avoid both tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Tufa also evaluates the function of your bite, looking for signs of instability and wear that can indicate a TMJ related disorder. Optimal oral health depends on all parts of your masticatory system working together harmoniously.
Importance of A Dental Cleaning
Although it is recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily, a professional dental cleaning can address all surfaces of the teeth, even those hard to reach spots where tooth decay commonly occurs. Our trained dental hygienists thoroughly clean the cusps of larger teeth and look for any early signs of tooth decay both there and along the gum line. Treating decay as early as possible is the key to avoiding tooth damage, periodontal disease and invasive dental treatments.
During your routine dental care visits and cleanings, we take the time to get to know and understand your unique oral health risks and lifestyle habits that may impact your smile. Individualized oral hygiene advice can help you keep your smile healthy between visits.