Hygiene/Prevention

Regular Dental Visits

In order to maintain a healthy smile, it is important to have professional cleanings and regular dental check-ups. A minimum of two visits to a general dentist twice a year (once every six months) is recommended and sometimes more if active gum disease is present. Changes to our overall systemic health including new medications can impact your dental health and risk. Teeth can be very unique, and many do not feel problems until they are more severe.

Diagnosing and finding problems when they are in early development allows for more conservative and preventative treatment. At each appointment, your dentist and hygienist will examine your teeth and surrounding structure and provide an evaluation of existing dental problems and proposed treatment. Dental radiographs, intraoral photos and other special tools allow the dentist and hygienist to determine what treatment is necessary to treat your specific condition.

Tooth Decay Prevention

Tooth decay is a progressive disease resulting from the interaction of bacteria that naturally occur in your mouth and the sugars consumed in your diet. Sugar causes a reaction in the bacteria, which causes the bacteria to produce acids. These acids break down the minerals in teeth, forming a cavity. Dentists can remove the decay and fill the tooth using a variety of fillings or cover the tooth with a crown. Avoiding unnecessary decay simply requires strict adherence to a dental hygiene regimen: brushing and flossing twice a day, regular dental check-ups, diet control and fluoride treatment.

Diet Control

The teeth, bones and soft tissues of the mouth require a healthy, well-balanced diet. Consuming sugary and starchy foods should be limited, including candies, cookies, chips and crackers. Healthier foods, such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt and cheeses, help promote stronger teeth and reduce systemic disease as well.

Dental Sealants

The grooves that form the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) are extremely difficult to clean of bacteria and food. As the bacteria react with the food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Tooth sealants can protect these areas by sealing the grooves, preventing bacteria and food particles from accumulating. The sealants are made of a resin material that is applied to the back teeth, molars, premolars and any area prone to cavities. Sealants last for several years but needs to be checked during regular appointments.

Fluoride

Fluoride is a substance that helps teeth become stronger and resistant to decay. Regularly drinking fluoridated water and daily brushing and flossing ensures significantly fewer cavities. Many, if not most, public water sources contain fluoridated water. Your dentist can evaluate the level of fluoride in your primary drinking water source and recommend fluoride supplements if necessary. There are also many kinds of toothpastes, mouthwashes and even some dental flosses that contain fluoride.

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From Our Patients' Mouths

I am long overdue writing this great review. I have had a lot of dental work over the years and I have to say Ladeau Family Dental practice is simply the best in care, knowledge, and helping you get thru any procedure and wonderful cleaning. I had a tooth pulled the day before Thanksgiving and some repair work recently and Dr. Ladeau was so great and his team made me feel great and I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone who needs a new dentist. And I forgot to mention I travel 45 min. to this location and I feel like they treat me like family! Thank you so very much!

Kimberly Clark

From the minute I walk in, I'm made welcome. The staff are great. They let me know what they're doing and why- from a cleaning to an implant I recently had done. I feel relaxed here. And this is coming from a person who had a terrible/traumatic childhood experience with our family dentist growing up. I don't dred the dentist anymore.

Kelly Marinilli

I am so very happy to find a dental office with so many caring and personable people. They are accommodating and welcoming and I highly recommend them if you are looking for an office that feels like family.

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Contact Info

11-A Florence St.
Marlboro, MA 01752

508-485-0401

Office Hours

Monday - 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday - 7:30AM - 7:30PM
Wednesday - 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday - 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday - 7:30AM - 2:00PM

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