Many of the most common dental issues can be prevented with proper oral hygiene and preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry refers to the procedures that are used to identify – and treat – tooth decay and other oral problems in the earliest stages. Your daily life will take a toll on your teeth, and preventive services can help to keep your smile healthy and strong.
At Complete Dental, we perform thorough exams of your mouth to inspect the teeth, check for soft tissue issues, and to look for signs of decay, gum disease, or other damage.
Routine cleanings are the foundation for good dental health. A dental cleaning will remove the disease-cause plaque and tartar from your teeth, especially in the hard-to-reach spaces along the gum line.
Not all dental problems are apparent by a visual exam. That’s why we use state-of-the-art x-ray technology to see what is going on beneath the surface. These tools are indispensable when it comes to diagnosing gum disease, tooth decay, bone volume, bone density, and even tumors.
We place invisible, plastic coatings onto the back teeth to protect them against decay-causing bacteria. This can prevent cavities and the need for future fillings.
Fluoride works to keep the teeth decay-resistant and strong, and it can even reverse small cavities as they begin to form. If you don’t get enough fluoride from your drinking water or toothpaste, we can apply it directly to your teeth.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Your best chance of beating oral cancer is early detection and treatment. This disease affects both smokers and non-smokers, so oral cancer screenings should be a routine part of your dental health care regimen.
Regular dental cleanings and evaluations are recommended every six months, unless otherwise discussed with your dentist. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.