Dr. Sheehan, Preventative Family Dentist-Manchester-NH
The right choice for maintaining the entire family’s oral health.
You are never too young, or too old for that matter, to see a Preventative Family Dentist and begin taking care of your teeth and gums. While oral hygiene is the backbone of good oral health, we often find that problems can crop up. Detecting decay early is essential.
Routine dental exams can uncover problems that can be easily treated in their early stages, when damage is minimal. Catching potential dental problems early can make treatment less expensive and less invasive while minimizing the potential for more serious health challenges down the road.
Regular dental care can prevent gingivitis, cavities, tooth decay, and other gum diseases that can eventually result in oral cancer.We provide preventive care for all stages of life, from childhood to the golden years.
Our preventive care includes:
- – Routine dental exams and x-rays
- – Regularly scheduled cleaning
- – Oral cancer screenings
- – Gum disease diagnosis and treatment
- – Dental hygiene consultation and education
Proper hygiene will maintain the health of your teeth and overall oral wellbeing.
Proper oral hygiene is the most effective means of maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, while avoiding serious dental problems. Our hygienists emphasize that the in-home care you perform everyday including diet, brushing, flossing and the use of fluoride is the first and most important step. Everyone should have their teeth cleaned at least twice per year, but some might need more frequent attention to remove plaque build up. Our hygienists will guide you in knowing what might be best for you.
Remember, a consistent daily care routine coupled with regular preventive checkups is known to improve general health and help avoid gum disease, tooth decay and possibly far more serious conditions down the road.
Dr. Sheehan’s motto is… Floss Every Day!
Oral cancer screenings are critical for early detection and treatment options.
Dr. Sheehan and his staff work with the VELscope® Oral Assessment System. Detecting oral abnormalities early leads to more, potentially less invasive, treatment options and better patient outcomes. The VELscope system, which involves a wireless handheld scope, allows us to see oral abnormalities that might otherwise be overlooked. Cleared by the FDA, the VELscope is the world’s most commonly used device for the visualization of:
- – Viral, fungal or bacterial infections
- – Inflammation
- – Squamous papillomas
- – Salivary gland tumors
- – Cancer and pre-cancer
- – Other oral mucosal conditions
We offer the comfort and convenience of Invisalign®.
Regardless of your age, you’ll appreciate Invisalign’s cutting edge approach to the straightening of teeth. No other option for straightening teeth offers the level of comfort, convenience or confidence that Dr. Sheehan is able to provide his patients through the use of Invisalign. Invisalign uses a custom made series of aligners created specifically for you and only you. The aligners are made of comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. This stress free solution has no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten allowing you to achieve a great smile without interfering with your daily life. Invisalign features:
- – Clear aligners that are virtually invisible
- – Smooth comfortable material
- – Removable for easy cleaning
- – No food restrictions
Custom mouthguards help prevent injury and improve athletic performance.
Whether you are a professional, amateur, youth, weekend warrior, male or female athlete, you need mouthguard protection at every age and level of play. Statistically, dental injuries are the most common type of injury sustained while participating in sports. This can be avoided. Any child or adult who participates in a contact sport should wear mouthguards.
Properly fitting mouthguards provide protection and improved performance. Dr. Sheehan crafts custom mouthguards only after evaluating several factors such as age and intensity level of play. Not everyone needs custom mouth protection, for instance a child whose mouth is constantly growing and changing, is better fitted with less costly, but quality, mouthguards. Dr. Sheehan has a variety of options such as the latest Under Armour ® mouth guards.
As dentist to the Manchester Monarchs and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Dr. Sheehan is skilled at customizing mouth guards that fit properly and help improve athletic performance.