Preventive Dentistry in Louisville, KY
Want to keep your teeth and gums in their best shape? Then routine preventive dentistry is the way to go. These dental treatments are designed to protect your oral health from possible problems like cavities and gum disease. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
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Dental Cleanings & Exams
Even if your teeth seem perfectly healthy, and you’re not experiencing any dental issues, it’s still important to visit the dentist for your biannual teeth cleaning and dental exam. You may be doing a great job of cleaning your teeth at home, but a professional dental cleaning takes it to the next level. During the exam portion, we’ll make sure no problems are developing with a visual check by our dentist or with dental X-rays, since there are some things that may not be noticeable to even the trained eye.
A natural mineral, fluoride is important for strong teeth. Many people get enough fluoride from their food, city’s water source, and toothpaste, but some people may need a bit of extra to ensure they have healthy enamel. This is where fluoride treatments come in! We’ll simply apply the fluoride to your teeth so your tooth can absorb all those great nutrients.
If you look on the top of your molars and premolars, you’ll notice a bunch of little ridges and grooves. Those hard-to-clean spots are where plaque loves to hide, making them prime spots for possible cavities. With dental sealants, we apply a safe sealant material to those areas to shield them from decay. This treatment is particularly helpful for kids who may not be the best at keeping their teeth clean yet, but it can also help adults with deep fissures on their molars.
Mouthguards & Nightguards
If you or your child play contact sports, save yourself the potential trouble of a stressful dental injury with a custom-made athletic mouthguard. While you may be able to get a one-size-fits-all mouthguard at the store, having one made by a dental professional ensures optimal protection. If you grind your teeth at night, then a nightguard, a different type of dental mouthguard, is the right choice for you. Wearing this while you sleep will help prevent your teeth from grinding against each other and causing damage.
Oral Cancer Screenings
The sooner oral cancer is detected, the better it is for the patient. We know anything related to “cancer” can sound pretty scary, but the screening is a simple check that we routinely perform. If we notice any unusual signs, we’ll be there with you every step of the way on your path to treatment.
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