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Our Preventive & General Dentistry Services

When it comes to maintaining a healthy, beautiful, and confident smile, preventive care is truly the key. Regular check-ups (as well as a strong oral hygiene routine at home) help you to preserve your natural tooth structure, be aware of potential damage or disease as soon as tell-tale signs appear, and avoid serious and costly dental problems in the future. At West Somerville Dental Associates, we want to be your family’s trusted partners as you work towards this lifelong goal.  

Dental Exams & Cleanings

We recommend that patients of all ages visit our West Somerville office twice a year for regular check-ups and hygiene appointments so that we can ensure that no potential oral health issues are forming, and so we can help keep your smile looking and feeling great. Your exam will consist of a number of in-depth parts, including a close look at the inside of your smile with the help of our state-of-the-art digital X-rays, a thorough evaluation of both your gums and all teeth surfaces to ensure that periodontal disease and dental decay aren’t present, and an assessment of your existing restorations (if there are any). Then, you’ll undergo a professional cleaning with one of our talented hygienists so that they can comfortably removal calculus and tricky plaque, leaving your smile feeling polished and refreshed.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know that half of people diagnosed with oral cancer will not go on to survive more than five years? While this disease may not be discussed as frequently as cavities or periodontal disease, it can have traumatic consequences for patients if its presence is noticed too late. Your safety is crucial to our West Somerville team, which is why we’re committed to offering oral cancer screenings during regular check-ups. By catching tell-tale signs (such as red sores, hardened areas, and lumps in the mouth) at the earliest possible stage and diagnosing them properly, we can dramatically increase the effectiveness of treatment and help you back on path towards optimal health and wellbeing.

Other general services we offer include:

Contact West Somerville Dental Associates today to schedule your first appointment or if you have any questions! Dr. Marhama Alvi and her experienced team love helping families achieve smiles that both look and feel exceptional. Outside of Somerville, we’re also happy to welcome patients from Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Malden, and beyond.