What Is Preventive Care?
Routine preventive care is essential to maintain a healthy mouth. Daily home care like brushing and flossing, in addition to regular professional exams, cleanings, fluoride, x-rays, oral cancer screenings, and more are all considered preventive care because they are designed to prevent the need for more invasive dental treatments.
Diagnostics & Prevention
- Digital X-rays
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Fluoride Treatments
- Dental Sealants
Cleaning & Hygiene
Regular professional cleanings and exams and twice daily brushing and flossing at home are the most effective (and least costly) ways to help keep your mouth healthy and cavity-free.
If we notice signs of periodontal disease, we might recommend a deeper cleaning called planing and root scaling with local anesthetic. This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink.
As part of your continuing follow-up care, we may recommend two additional periodontal cleanings each year. Even though there’s no cure for periodontal disease, these procedures help clean below the gums to stop it from getting any worse.
Dental emergencies like tooth pain, trauma, lost fillings, or abscesses rarely wait until it’s convenient. We see dental emergencies, usually on the same day, to get you out of pain quickly.
Do you wake up with a headache or an achy, stiff jaw? You might be clenching or grinding your teeth at night. Our custom night guards are made to fit your mouth and may give you some relief from the pain associated with bruxism.
Protect you or your child’s teeth from damage during high-impact sports! If your child plays sports, a guard can help protect teeth from injury. A sports guard also protects the lips and cheeks from injury for those who wear braces.
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that attaches your jawbone to your skull, and it’s responsible for the movement of your mouth when you speak, eat, smile, chew, and drink. When this joint is damaged or inflamed, it can cause discomfort or pain and affect your ability to perform these daily activities. Custom appliances can relieve the tension and pressure and help give you lasting relief.