General Preventive Services
Routine Cleanings & Exams
Every patient should schedule regular teeth cleanings and dental exams, regardless of how well they take care of their smile at home. Professional cleanings remove plaque from hard-to-brush areas to reduce the patient’s chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Regular exams are an opportunity for our team to ensure that your teeth and gums look healthy or diagnose and treat dental issues.
Fluoride treatments are quick and painless preventive treatments that involve applying a fluoride varnish over the teeth. Once the appointment is complete, patients are free to eat and drink while the fluoride continues to be absorbed into their teeth. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen the outer tooth surface, increase the longevity of dental restorations, and prevent caries from forming.
Dental sealants are painted over the top of each molar, and once they have dried, they can protect the teeth for up to ten years or longer. Dental sealants are completely clear and act like an invisible shield that prevents harmful bacteria from collecting in the grooves of the molars. Dental sealants can be especially helpful for preventing tooth decay in children, but they can be utilized by all ages.backlinkboss.com
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is not preventable, but it is highly curable when it is diagnosed and treated early on. During routine dental visits, your dentist will be checking for signs of oral cancer, like unusual lumps or red or white patches in your mouth. If you are at an increased risk of developing oral cancer or you have a family history of oral cancer, feel free to let our team know so that we can conduct extra thorough screenings.
If you or your child are involved in an aggressive contact sport, investing in a custom mouthguard is a great way to protect your teeth and prevent dental trauma from occurring. Our office also provides custom mouthguards for bruxism, which protect the teeth from damaging each other when a patient clenches or grinds their teeth at night.