Protecting your smile requires a team effort, and you can trust the professionals at our family dental office to be on your side. There are various preventive procedures that may be recommended for you, according to your current dental health, your lifestyle, and level of personal motivation.
The goal of preventive dentistry is to prevent or arrest dental diseases and injuries. This includes cavities, gum disease, broken teeth, and sensitivity.
For patients with a low risk of dental disease and a low potential for an accidental injury, the preventive recommendation may only include routine cleanings with checkups and x-rays. As the level of risk increases, additional procedures may be added to create a customized game plan for warding off future complications.
A strongly concentrated fluoride solution can be professionally applied to the teeth of both children and adults several times each year. This can help to strengthen the surface of the enamel, reduce sensitivity, and provide added protection against cavities.
Dental sealants might be suggested for patients with very deep or defined anatomy on the biting surfaces of the molars. This clear or white coating does not require the removal of any tooth structure, and can prevent cavities that may otherwise form in these areas.
A strong plastic or acrylic mouth guard is an effective way to protect yourself against damage from a forceful blow to the face or mouth during athletic activities. Similar to a store-bought mouthpiece, a custom-fitted appliance is designed to provide the appropriate level of comfort and coverage.
During your routine dental visits, our skilled and dedicated team will assess your risk for dental diseases and then recommend a preventive plan just for you. Contact the office of Dr. Howl at 918-749-1626 to find out more.