Oral Health impacts overall health and wellbeing. At Proud Smiles in Sandy Springs, preventive dental care is the foundation of Dr. Paulen’s dentistry. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is the key to not only long term oral health, but a good quality of life. Poor dental health has been associated with a greater risk for several health problems and systemic disease.
Preventive care visits give Dr. Paulen and her staff the opportunity to spot dental problems in the early stage when conservative treatment is most effective. Learn More.
A typical preventive care visit may include:
- Professional dental cleaning
- Digital dental x-rays
- Periodontal screening
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Occlusal analysis to examine the position of the bite
Dental Fitness Program
Since the best results start with an accurate and thorough diagnosis, it’s here that each patient first becomes acquainted with Dr. Paulen’s health-centered approach.
It begins with a personal and private meeting where you will discuss your dental history and relate your dental goals. From there, Dr. Paulen performs a very comprehensive dental examination where she uses specialized techniques along with state-of-the-art digital radiography and intra-oral photography. All of the detailed information that comes from this exam is used to produce a personalized “Dental Fitness Report“.
Within this report will be an objective measure of your dental wellness called your “Dental Fitness Score”. It’s this score that allows you and Dr. Paulen to track your progress towards your goals and maximum dental wellness.