Preventive dental care is crucial for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile, and our office provides a variety of preventive services that you and your family are welcome to take advantage of. To learn more about our preventive treatment options or schedule your next appointment, please contact our office. We’ll see you soon!
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, routine dental visits are important for professionally cleaning and examining your teeth and gums. Dental cleanings involve scraping away plaque from hard-to-brush areas, like around the gum line and in between the teeth, before it develops into tartar or causes tooth decay or gum disease. We will also assess the health of your teeth and gums visually and using X-rays, as well as check for other issues such as oral cancer.
Dental sealants and fluoride treatments are two additional preventive services that can help protect your smile from tooth decay. Dental sealants are clear coatings that are applied over the top of the molars. They do not make the teeth feel different or look any different to the untrained eye, and they help prevent cavities from developing in the molars. Fluoride treatments are quick services that can be performed after cleanings to strengthen tooth enamel, which is the hard outer layer that protects teeth from cavities.
Our office provides custom athletic mouthguards for patients involved in contact sports as well as nightguards for bruxism, or chronic teeth clenching and grinding. Impressions of your teeth will need to be taken to create the custom fit, and it typically takes a few weeks to receive your custom oral appliance back from the lab. Protecting your teeth from dental trauma can save you a lot of time, money, and pain in the long run, so getting a durable custom mouthguard is a great investment for many patients.