Preventive Dentistry

 

Preventive care, or preventive dentistry, is the area of dentistry concerned with preventing dental problems before they become costly or painful, or both. A large part of preventive care is patient education. This includes learning the proper at-home dental care, nutrition, etc. Another aspect of preventive care is oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, mouth guards & more.

Additionally, we are a family practice. Our dentists have extensive experience with children & teens, so we can provide preventive care to everyone & make the dental experience better for the entire family.

 

Our Preventive Dentistry Services Include:

Sealants & Fluoride Treatments

Tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities, can be a significant problem for children as well as adults. There are numerous factors that lead to tooth decay & there are many ways to prevent it. With the use of sealants, we can cover the deep grooves in your back teeth & extend their life while helping to prevent cavities. Call us at American Dental to schedule your appointment today!


Oral Cancer Screening

IEarly detection is key in the battle against cancer, & this is no different with oral cancer. Even if you don’t smoke, keep in mind that 25% of oral-cancer diagnoses are for non-smokers. It’s important that every patient receive a simple & pain-free exam from Dr. S. Smith. Remember that when caught early, oral cancer has an 80 to 90% survival rate. So don’t put off your examination another minute!


Healthy Gums Lead to a Healthy Body

Continued research has linked gum disease to diabetes, heart disease & low birth weight in babies. In an effort to rid your teeth of the plaque & tartar that causes gum disease (gingivitis) & tooth decay, your dental care hygienist may suggest a regimen of care that requires more frequent visits to our office. These visits are recommended to remove the offending plaque & tartar.

Call American Dental today to schedule your dental cleaning!


Periodontics

Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to more than just an unsightly smile—it can cause loss of teeth & eventually, if left untreated, other more serious health problems. Called gingivitis in its early stages, periodontal disease is caused by excessive toxic bacteria (found in plaque) that attack your mouth’s soft tissues. Early warning signs of this disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums. If caught early, we can help you reverse the damage. If detected late, we can use one of the many effective restorative dentistry procedures to restore your mouth to its healthy, beautiful state. Let the doctors at American Dental help you keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free with regular examinations & cleanings.


Teeth Whitening

Now you can have significantly whiter teeth quickly & easily. We offer in-office whitening that is safe, fast & performed only by dental professionals. You can also whiten your teeth at home in a matter of a few days using our advanced at-home whitening kit. Both comfortable & affordable, our at-home whitening involves you wearing a specially crafted tray for a few hours in order to achieve a surprising difference in your smile. Call American Dental today for more details.


 

Our goal is to help you reach your own goals for your smile & your life & to do so in a manner that fits with your budget. With so many options available to help restore & beautify your smile, American Dental will have something that works for you.

Call us today to learn more & to decide if any of our Preventive Dentistry Treatments are right for you!