Not taking proper care of your mouth, teeth, and gums now can lead you down the path towards a variety of problems, from gum disease to tooth decay and everything in between. As a result, the key to achieving a lifetime of healthy beautiful smiles is preventing any oral health problems from arising with preventative dentistry. Luckily, here at Gassler Dental, we offer a wide range of preventative dentistry treatments and procedures to help you avoid disease and maintain your oral health.
Our preventative dentistry services include:
While a diligent oral care routine at home is important, it’s also crucial to visit your dentist for dental cleanings at least once every six months in order to guarantee the continued health of your smile. During your cleanings, we thoroughly clean and polish all tooth surfaces, specifically the places you can’t reach on your own, to leave your smile looking and feeling great while also preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
While tooth decay can cause serious problems for your smile, it is 100% preventable. One of the most effective ways to protect your teeth from decay is with topical fluoride, which prevents tooth decay by making the entire surface of your tooth more resistant to plaque while also promoting remineralization. Not to mention, topical fluoride is quick to apply so you can start protecting your smile in just a few minutes.
No matter how well or frequently you brush, your back molars can be difficult to clean thoroughly. But don’t worry, dental sealants can protect these teeth from cavities. Sealants are extremely thin plastic coatings that are brushed onto the chewing surfaces of your back molars to literally seal them off from cavity-causing food and plaque buildup.
Sometimes oral problems can be missed by the naked eye. That’s where x-rays come in. Dental x-rays grant your dentist an in-depth look at your teeth, mouth, and gums to catch any issues before they become serious dental problems. Cavities, bone or gum loss, periodontal disease, benign or malignant tumors, other normal or abnormal structures within the lower portion of your head, and more are some of the many issues that can be uncovered by x-rays.
Preventing oral health problems and ensuring the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums goes beyond the dentist’s office. You also need to practice great oral hygiene at home and throughout everyday life. That’s why we take the time for oral health education. We will teach you how to properly brush and floss, the best foods and drinks for your smile, signs of common dental issues, and so much more.
Our team of friendly and highly trained dental professionals constantly strives to ensure that achieve and maintain optimal oral health. For more information about our preventative dentistry services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.