Chesterfield Preventive Dental Care
Because Prevention Really is the Best Medicine!
Preferred Provider for Most Dental Insurance Plans
Preventive dental care focuses on just what the name says: prevention. Instead of fixing things as they break or decay, we help you stay on top of your oral health. Sometimes this involves developing a preliminary treatment plan to get your existing problems repaired, get your gums healthy and get your teeth clean. This creates a clean slate for a healthy smile that with proper care and observation, could last a lifetime!
One of the most important factors in preventive dental care is keeping up with your oral hygiene. That doesn’t simply mean remembering to brush and floss twice a day – that means following your recommended professional hygiene schedule.
Not only does your regular, professional dental cleaning and exam keep your teeth and gums in top shape, it also can help us find trouble before it really starts. Our dental hygienists have the highest level of training and unsurpassed skill. They also incorporate the latest technology into your routine hygiene for total comfort, effectiveness and early detection of trouble such as tiny cavities, gum disease or oral cancer that might otherwise go overlooked.
As part of our cleaning protocol, we use ultrasonic cleaning devises to clean your teeth above and below the gum line. These devises use sound waves to gently remove tartar from your teeth.
Fluoride and Sealants
Every day your teeth lose some of their protective minerals. For example, when we fail to brush as well as we should or consume acidic foods or drinks such as sodas, enamel is damaged. We can help strengthen teeth and reverse this damage through remineralizing fluoride treatments and protect them with dental sealants. Both of these protective measures are especially important for children who tend not to brush well enough or have history of dental cavities.
Remember, keeping up with your cleaning and make sure to have your radiographs and exams at appropriate intervals will help us prevent problems before they begin!