Preventive dental services offer extra protection against tooth decay, gum disease, and dental trauma, which can save patients time, money, and hassle in the long run. Preventive treatments can be utilized by patients of all ages to prevent a variety of dental issues and keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Routine Cleanings & Exams
Regular cleanings and dental exams are an essential staple in preventive dentistry. Routine dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque and reduce a patients’ risk for tooth decay and gum disease, while thorough oral exams help our team diagnose and treat dental issues in their early stages.
Dental sealants are ultra-thin clear coatings that are applied to the teeth to help prevent tooth decay. Molars have crevices that can harbor bacteria, and dental sealants act as a barrier between the teeth and decay-causing bacteria.
A gel or varnish containing a high concentration of fluoride is applied to the teeth to strengthen the enamel. Fluoride treatments are safe and effective treatments that can be utilized by children and adults alike.
If you or your child are involved in aggressive contact sports, custom athletic mouthguards are a preventive measure that can help protect teeth from trauma and damage. The custom fit makes them comfortable to wear during practices and games.
Custom nightguards prevent the teeth from clenching and grinding by holding the jaw in a comfortable position throughout the night. Wearing a nightguard regularly can protect the teeth and keep them from being worn down over time.
Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, can be caused by a variety of different factors. If you practice good oral hygiene and find that you frequently have an unpleasant taste in your mouth or bad breath, our team can work with you to create a custom halitosis treatment plan.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a common form of cancer that is highly curable when it is found and treated early. Dentists are always checking for signs of oral cancer at routine appointments, but oral cancer screenings can be used to check the mouth, jaw, and neck thoroughly for signs of oral cancer.