Preventative Care in Candia, NH

a woman holds a glass and a toothbrush | Preventive dentist candia NHWhat if we told you there was an easy way for your family to have healthy smiles without investing a lot in your dental care?

The Answer Is Prevention!

If you don’t want to face problems like dental infection and pain, the answer is prevention. And prevention is pretty easy; all you have to do is practice good oral hygiene and commit to visiting our Candia, NH dental office twice a year for checkups and cleanings. It’s really as simple as that! 

Dr. Emily Pakula understands that it can be tempting to put off dental care when you aren’t having any problems. 

But decay and infection often develop long before you notice any pain or discomfort. Just because things feel okay doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t a problem.

When we see you twice a year, we can monitor your oral health and note any changes from one visit to the next. We use technology like digital x-rays to find problems and share the information with you so you can see for yourself why we recommend treatment.

Staying a step ahead of problems allows us to take care of them before they become painful and more complicated for us to treat. The more time you spend on prevention, the less time you’ll have to spend in the dental chair!

a woman points to her smile | candia nh preventive dentistProfessional Cleanings and Exams

Good oral hygiene is a critical part of prevention, and we have to work hand in hand to accomplish this. 

You need to do your part by making sure your family is brushing and flossing their teeth twice a day. Brushing removes the film called plaque that coats your teeth throughout the day. If you don’t remove plaque, it turns into a hard substance called tartar that can lead to decay and infected gums. 

Our job is to provide you with professional dental cleanings because it's not possible to remove tartar with a toothbrush or floss. Only a dental hygienist can remove tartar using special instruments. So even if you’re brushing well, you still need professional cleanings to make sure your teeth are really clean and healthy.

Prevention Starts Today

No matter how old you are or what condition your teeth are in, prevention should be a part of your everyday self care. Children especially benefit because developing good habits early on makes a big difference in their future oral health.

Please don’t be discouraged or embarrassed if you currently have multiple dental concerns. We’re not here to lecture you; we only want to help you so you can enjoy the confidence that comes with knowing your smile is as healthy as it can be.

Please Call for an Appointment

We would love to welcome you to Hillside Family Dental Care! We open at 8 AM four days a week and have extended hours until 7 PM on Tuesdays. Please call our office and a friendly member of our team will help you arrange a convenient appointment!