Preventative dentistry is vital to ensuring your teeth stay healthy and free from decay and gingivitis. Basic home care, including brushing, flossing, and using a mouthwash every morning and night, combined with attending routine dental check-ups; helps to ensure your teeth stay free from cavities, decay, tooth pain, and bad breath.
At Gilling Dental, our staff understands the importance of preventing these dental problems and strives to always provide the highest quality of preventative dental services. From proper dental exams and cleanings, to x-rays and proper oral hygiene instructions, we provide every patient with the best tools for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, periodontal disease can progress without a patient knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. This is why early treatment and prevention is so important! Your dentist will make sure you are receiving the highest quality of care that will assist in preventing periodontal disease from developing.
Preventative Care (Dental Cleanings)
It is suggested that patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months or as recommended by their dentist. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth leaving behind a bright and polished smile. X-rays may need to be taken to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Dental x-rays are a great preventative, diagnostic tool that provides important information not visible during a routine dental exam. Our dental team at Gilling Dental will utilize this important information to safely and accurately detect any dental abnormalities and then create an accurate treatment plan.
Periodically we will suggest a fluoride treatment for your teeth. It’s a simple and quick process and can be done during your routine exam. No extra appointment is necessary. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and is applied to your teeth. This strengthens the enamel so your smile will be as strong as ever.
Sealants are a very efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child’s mouth. The sealants are maintained throughout childhood and can last well into adulthood. Sealants are made of a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth protecting them from harmful acids and plaque build up commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring a short appointment and are proven to be effective in preventing decay in children.
When you make an appointment at Gilling Dental in Marion, WI you will be provided with the highest quality of preventive dentistry available. Call us at 715-754-2505 to schedule an appointment today!
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