One of the distinguishing aspects of Dr. Heinrich-Null’s dental practice in Victoria, TX is the delivery of good preventive care. Dr. Heinrich-Null focuses on the restoration and long-term maintenance of patients’ overall oral health.
Strategic Approaches to Preventive Dentistry
In addition to exams and cleanings, Dr. Heinrich-Null uses the CAMBRA system, an advanced technology that analyzes a patient’s oral health to determine the patient’s risk for cavities. The CAMBRA system will evaluate the patient’s oral pH levels and dietary habits. Once the patient’s unique risk factors are determined, Dr. Heinrich-Null educates them on oral health care habits necessary to negate these risk factors
For most patients, good preventive care can be achieved with two professional cleanings a year and an at-home brushing and flossing routine. Patients with gum disease will require three to four cleanings each year depending on their unique situation. With preventive cleanings, gum disease can be stopped in its tracks.
Developing Good Hygiene Habits
Though many preventive care methods such as cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments are delivered at the dental office, an effective preventive strategy must include the active participation of the patient. To encourage proper home care, Dr. Heinrich-Null and her team of hygienists host special competitions and raffles to motivate patients to maintain excellent oral health between visits.
Oral Cancer Screenings
To detect oral cancer as early as possible, Dr. Heinrich-Null tests the manual palpation of the lymph nodes during the examination process. Manual palpation is a quick and simple examination method, where the hands and fingers are used to apply gentle pressure around the patient’s chin and neck area. Though the examination itself is complete in a matter of moments, this routine practice could prove life-changing if abnormalities are detected early.
Stay on Top of Your Oral Health
For patients in or near Victoria, TX, Dr. Heinrick-Null offers a committed and focused approach to preventive dental care. Contact our office to schedule your appointment or request one online today.