Preventive Dental Care
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires regular preventive dental care in addition to at-home brushing and flossing. At Save Dental, the doctors and our team recognize the importance of high-quality preventive care, so we offer an array of services to help you get and maintain the smile of your dreams.
Exams & Cleanings
To ensure that your smile is as healthy as it can be, it’s important to visit our office approximately every six months for a routine dental exam. During your exam, the doctor and one of our hygienists will examine your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, jaw, and neck for any early signs of problems. Early detection and diagnosis enables us to provide conservative care.
In addition to your exam, we will take any necessary X-rays and clean your teeth. You’ll leave our office with a brilliant smile. Call us today to schedule your routine dental exam.
Over time, a buildup of plaque wears away the enamel of your teeth. We use fluoride treatments to promote remineralization of the enamel, which strengthens teeth and protects against future decay. We recommend fluoride treatments in our office to patients of all ages to help restore their enamel to health.
Remember, proper at-home dental care is essential to keeping your smile healthy between dental visits. We urge you to use a fluoride toothpaste, and to brush and floss your teeth twice a day.
Dental sealants fill in the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, including molars and pre-molars. Sealants prevent food particles from getting caught in the crevices and causing cavities. The application is fast and comfortable, and sealants can effectively protect the teeth of patients of all ages for many years.
Nightguards & Athletic Mouthguards
If you regularly wake in the morning with jaw pain or headaches, you may be clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth in your sleep. Clenching and grinding can cause extensive damage to teeth, including cracks and chips that require more extensive restorative work. To help protect your teeth as you sleep, our Doctors offer custom nightguards. We create your nightguard based on a mold of your teeth, so it fits comfortably all night long, keeping you from grinding your teeth and helping you get a more restful night’s rest.
We also offer athletic mouthguards for teens and adults who play contact sports. Mouthguards typically cover your upper teeth to protect against injury to the lips, tongue, and jaw. We want to care for your dental health, so call Save Dental today for an appointment.