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Diagnostic & Preventive

Dr. Paul Nagode Family Dentistry Serving Atlanta, Cobb County, Buckhead, and the surrounding Sandy Springs areas.

Did you know? More than 1 in 4 (27%) adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, and nearly half (46%) of all adults aged 30 years or older show signs of gum disease; severe gum disease affects about 9% of adults (Center for Disease Control).  

At Paul D. Nagode, DDS Family Dentistry, Preventative care is the core of exceptional oral health. We believe in taking a proactive approach to dentistry by helping our patients prevent dental problems before they occur.

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist regularly –twice yearly or every six months – for examinations, consultations, and cleanings that may prevent poor oral health.

Here are a few advantages of maintaining a regular preventative treatment plan:


  • Professional dental cleanings will help remove tartar.

  • A dental exam can help identify potential challenges.

  • You can prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

  • You can maintain the visual appearance of your teeth.

Why is Oral Important is Oral Hygiene?

If you want to eliminate bacteria in your mouth, you should practice good oral hygiene. When you have pair oral hygiene, bacteria can build up and form plaque, which can harden and turn into long-term diseases such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease if plaque is not removed.  If you put an excellent dental care routine in place and get regular checkups, you will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, which leads to infection, decay, and tooth loss.

Why Should You Get a Dental Exam?

When you receive a dental exam, you give us the chance to assess your current dental care methods and provide recommendations for future care. This approach will help protect you from future problems such as cavities and gum disease. Dental exams also permit us to uncover issues early so they can be corrected quickly and easily.

Treatment Options
  • Intraoral Hard and Soft Tissue Evaluation

  • Oral Cancer Screening

    • Salivary Glands

    • Lymph Nodes

    • Joints

    • Musculature

    • Lips

  • Professional Teeth Cleaning

  • Minimal Exposure Digital Radiography

  • Sealants

  • Fluoride Treatment


For more information about Diagnostic & Preventive Dentistry or to schedule a dental consultation with Paul D. Nagode, DDS Family Dentistry, call our office today at 404.303.1199. We look forward to meeting you!

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