Preventative Care

Routine dental care is a big part of overall health.

Taking good care of your teeth and gums can not only prevent significant decay and dental issues in the future, but it can also improve your overall health and quality of life. A healthy mouth means you can function at your best: speaking well, smiling often, and eating well. Poor dental hygiene leads to plaque buildup, which causes cavities, gingivitis, and even severe gum disease, which affects other areas of our system. The latest research also links oral health with chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and other serious conditions.

Preventative Dentistry Services:

Dental Sealants

A thin, plastic coating painted on the tooth to prevent decay. Sealants are quick and easy to apply. A single application can protect for up to 10 years while not affecting the appearance of your teeth.

Exams and Teeth Cleaning

Waiting too long between routine cleanings can cause plaque buildup, creating the opportunity for decay and making visits more uncomfortable. Regular exams help prevent cavities, gum disease, halitosis, and other serious conditions, saving money in the long run.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a natural mineral that keeps teeth healthy by maintaining the enamel layer and protecting against tooth breakdown. Fluoride also helps to neutralize the acids in our mouths that can cause dry mouth, reduce gum sensitivity, fight decay, and it drastically reduces the chance of getting cavities.

Mouth Guards

Many people grind or clench their teeth at night creating a lot of wear and tear on teeth. Customized mouth guards are the best protection because they allow for unobstructed breathing and speaking and are much more comfortable than over-the-counter options.

Taking steps now to delay and prevent dental problems in the future helps your health and your finances. Visit with us about ways to better care for your teeth.