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Preventative Dentistry

Proactive measures and education to maintain optimal oral health and prevent dental issues before they occur.

Prevention is easy!

Protecting your smile against decay, gum disease, and tooth erosion is easier and more affordable than treating damage after the fact. At First Dental Associates in Reading, Massachusetts, Nasrin Sadeghi, DMD, Medha Singh, DMD, BDS, MS, and the team promote healthy, beautiful smiles through preventive treatments, like teeth cleanings and oral cancer screenings. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of preventive dentistry.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry aims to ward off dental disease, decay, and other oral health concerns. The goal of preventive dentistry is to keep your teeth and gums healthy as you age rather than treating problems after they develop. At First Dental Associates, the team works directly with you to create an individualized care plan that addresses your unique needs. 

Why is preventive dentistry important?

Preventive dentistry is the foundation of all oral health care. Detecting dental concerns early can save you time, money, and discomfort on invasive and costly treatments. 

For example, brushing, flossing, following a healthy diet, and attending regular teeth cleanings can prevent cavities (tooth decay). Once decay develops, it creates a small hole in your tooth that grows over time and eats away at its natural structure. 

Early intervention with fillings can help preserve your tooth, but waiting too long may require more invasive treatment, like a dental crown or root canal therapy. Without responsive treatment, decay can even lead to tooth loss. 

What does preventive dentistry include?

First Dental Associates offers multiple preventive treatments, such as:

Teeth cleanings and dental exams

Teeth cleanings and dental exams aim to maintain your oral health. A teeth cleaning involves removing plaque (sticky bacteria) from your teeth and gums, while a dental exam evaluates your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues to check for abnormalities (gum disease, abnormal growths, tooth erosion, and more).

Oral cancer screenings

An oral cancer screening is a visual exam that checks for abnormal lesions, sores, and growths. If your dentist uncovers potentially cancerous tissue, they can take a biopsy for testing.

Fluoride varnish treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens teeth. After your teeth cleaning, the team may apply fluoride varnish to protect your smile.

Dental sealants

Sealants are protective coatings that provide a barrier between your teeth and cavity-causing bacteria.

Nightguards

A nightguard fits over your top or bottom teeth to stop them from gnashing together. The team may recommend a nightguard if you have bruxism (teeth grinding) or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). The practice also offers mouthguards for sports and snoring appliances for sleep apnea.

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Years of Great Service!

I have been going here for years. Extremely professional, kind, empathetic, and always considerate. I've had 3 pain-free root canals...hard to believe. I had neglected my teeth for years because of a fear of dentists. (I had a WW2 Navy dentist as a kid.......
Peter A

Years of Great Service!

I have been going here for years. Extremely professional, kind, empathetic, and always considerate. I've had 3 pain-free root canals...hard to believe. I had neglected my teeth for years because of a fear of dentists. (I had a WW2 Navy dentist as a kid....enough said). Dr Sadeghi and her staff always take the time to ensure you a pain-free experience. The bonus is her hands are very tiny ...you won't feel like you have 2 or 3 spoons in your mouth. The quality of her work is superb. I can assure you that you will be impressed...I always am!
Peter A

Look Forward to My Visits

Best experience at a Dentist office! Made me feel comfortable and calm during my time there. Despite my fear of needles I had no issues due to how they walked me thru each step in a relaxing, comfortable manner. My concerns were truly ...
Sandra O.

Look Forward to My Visits

Best experience at a Dentist office! Made me feel comfortable and calm during my time there. Despite my fear of needles I had no issues due to how they walked me thru each step in a relaxing, comfortable manner. My concerns were truly heard and I feel they really cared about my experience not only as a patient but as an individual! Now I look forward to my visits no matter what I might need to have done!
Sandra O.

Great for Kids!

I can not say enough about First Dental. My granddaughter has been going to them since she was 1 year old. When I first walked in I felt at home. They really make you feel like family, the staff so professional and kind so pleasant. They ...
Margaret D

Great for Kids!

I can not say enough about First Dental. My granddaughter has been going to them since she was 1 year old. When I first walked in I felt at home. They really make you feel like family, the staff so professional and kind so pleasant. They are the best I have ever experienced. My granddaughter loves them. And so do I... They are so clean very professional and really know how to work with children and make them feel comfortable so that they can't wait to go back for their next appointment. Thank you all at First Dental you are all amazing! Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you for all you do!!!
Margaret D

Just Fantastic

I am very anxious going to the dentist even for just a cleaning. Doctor Sadeghi is very caring and gentle. She is very understanding of my apprehension. She performs all services at the pace I can handle. I can’t say enough about the...
Victoria B.

Just Fantastic

I am very anxious going to the dentist even for just a cleaning. Doctor Sadeghi is very caring and gentle. She is very understanding of my apprehension. She performs all services at the pace I can handle. I can’t say enough about the team. They’re just fantastic. I have had the best care by not only the doctor but by every hygienist that has cleaned my teeth. I look forward to seeing Carol. I can’t believe how she remembers specifics about each patient.
Victoria B.

Wonderful Experience!

Dr. Sadeghi was wonderful. I have been on this bumpy road with my teeth for a couple of years now, bouncing around from office to office, living with anxiety about the future of my teeth. She took the time to look over my records sent to ...
Marcy W

Wonderful Experience!

Dr. Sadeghi was wonderful. I have been on this bumpy road with my teeth for a couple of years now, bouncing around from office to office, living with anxiety about the future of my teeth. She took the time to look over my records sent to her office by several providers and establish a theory, and a game plan. She was compassionate, and such a good critical thinker. It didn't take me long to realize she was on my side and committed to being a caregiver. I really appreciate her!
Marcy W

Caring

Caring dental practice , take the time to explain procedures and make sure I was comfortable with the decisions.
Susan F.

Caring

Caring dental practice , take the time to explain procedures and make sure I was comfortable with the decisions.
Susan F.

Pleasurable Experience

I was referred to First Dental Associates by a family friend and have been a patient for more than 5 years now. The team at First Dental makes a visit to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Upon entering the office, I am greeted by Carol at the ...
Sarah Q

Pleasurable Experience

I was referred to First Dental Associates by a family friend and have been a patient for more than 5 years now. The team at First Dental makes a visit to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Upon entering the office, I am greeted by Carol at the front desk, who always wears a smile and asks how my family is doing, creating the kind of personal experience that is hard to find these days. The hygienists are always so friendly, professional, and thorough with cleanings. Dr. Sadeghi, also very kind and professional, has completed flawless dental work for me from replacing fillings to administering my Invisalign treatment. The office is impeccably clean and the equipment is all new. If you are looking for a dentist in the Reading area, I highly recommend First Dental Associates.
Sarah Q

Professional and Personable

Incredibly professional and personable at the same time. I always feel that I have received the best care and dental health advice. Highly recommended.
Phil O.

Professional and Personable

Incredibly professional and personable at the same time. I always feel that I have received the best care and dental health advice. Highly recommended.
Phil O.

Top Notch

Dr. Sadeghi and her team are not just top notch in the professional category but truly care about you and go above and beyond. I can't imagine having another hygienist -Sue is absolutely amazing. Carol -first impressions due matter and timely follow-up, you excel at that. ...
Mary P.

Top Notch

Dr. Sadeghi and her team are not just top notch in the professional category but truly care about you and go above and beyond. I can't imagine having another hygienist -Sue is absolutely amazing. Carol -first impressions due matter and timely follow-up, you excel at that. When you can keep a positive, talented team together for all these years it speaks volumes! I ran out of stars to click on!!!
Mary P.

Personal Experience

I was referred to First Dental Associates by a family friend and have been a patient for more than 5 years now. The team at First Dental makes a visit to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Upon entering the office, I am greeted by Carol at the ...
Sara Q.

Personal Experience

I was referred to First Dental Associates by a family friend and have been a patient for more than 5 years now. The team at First Dental makes a visit to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Upon entering the office, I am greeted by Carol at the front desk, whom always wears a smile and asks how my family is doing, creating the kind of personal experience that is hard to find these days. The hygienists are always so friendly, professional, and thorough with cleanings. Dr. Sadeghi, also very kind and professional, has completed flawless dental work for me from replacing fillings to administering my Invisalign treatment. The office is impeccably clean and the equipment is all new. If you are looking for a dentist in the Reading area, I highly recommend First Dental Associates.
Sara Q.
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