Preventive Dentistry: Your First Line of Defense for a Healthy Smile

dentist DesotoEnjoying healthy teeth and gums starts with preventive dentistry. With regular cleanings and routine checkups with a dentist, patients can prevent a host of oral health problems that can affect overall wellbeing and the mouth. Our dental team offers comprehensive dental care and preventive treatments to protect our patients’ smiles for years to come.

Checkups and Cleanings

Patients should come to our office twice a year for professional cleanings and dental exams. During checkups, our team will take X-rays to look at structures not visible to the trained eye along with performing a visual examination of teeth and gums. Checkups can reveal signs of tooth enamel loss, gum disease, dental caries, and oral cancer. By committing to regular examinations, the likelihood of detecting potential issues early on is much higher thus allowing for more conservative and cost effective treatment.

Receiving professional cleanings is also essential to enjoying optimal oral health. While homecare with brushing and flossing is very important, professional cleanings at our practice provide a deeper clean that is simply unattainable with brushing and flossing alone. Our hygienists use special tools to remove destructive substances like tartar and plaque buildup. We will also polish teeth for an ultimate clean feeling.

Preventive Services

In addition to cleanings and checkups, our team offers preventive services such as fluoride treatments and sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that is known to strengthen tooth enamel. Weak tooth enamel is susceptible to bacteria that cause cavities. By strengthening tooth enamel with fluoride treatments, we can reduce a patient’s risk for tooth decay. Applying sealants is another great preventive treatment that helps protect teeth from disease. A sealant is painted on the teeth in liquid form and cured with light. Most commonly placed along molars, sealants fill in the grooves and pits of teeth so that keeping debris and plaque off the back teeth is much easier for our patients.

Contact Amaze Dental at 972-230-1100 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with our skilled dental team.

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