Preventative Dentistry Services
We offer a wide range of preventive dentistry services to help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other serious health problems.
During your first cleaning at Rochester Advanced Dentistry, we will assess your:
These assessments allow us to develop a customized cleaning schedule that best meets your needs as well as identify any early signs of changes in your dental/overall health.
During your visit to our office we will use the latest dental technology to make certain that you receive the best that dentistry has to offer:
Once we’re finished completing your assessment, the examination will begin. If needed, we will take digital x-rays first. X-rays give our dentist an inside look as to what’s going on inside your teeth and beneath the gum line. X-rays can help us see incoming teeth, cavities, tooth cracks, and much more.
Then, our team will professionally clean your teeth using an ultrasonic instrument. During our professional cleaning, we will remove plaque and tartar from the tooth’s surface in addition to under the gum line and beneath the teeth using a different dental instrument. Removing plaque and tartar will reduce your chance of cavities and gum disease and also provide your teeth with a clean and shiny appearance.
If we found any problems during your exam, we will discuss treatment options or lifestyle changes to implement going forward.
To better protect your teeth against cavities, your regular preventive dentistry treatments may also include a fluoride treatment. Our hygienist will apply fluoride to your teeth to provide extra protection against cavities. Fluoride is always included in children’s treatments, adults can have it upon request.
One way we protect children’s teeth from cavities is with sealants. Sealants are a protective coating that we apply over the 1st and 2nd molars. The coating fills in the grooves in the teeth so that food and bacteria cannot get trapped.
We Take Patient Comfort Seriously
We understand that not everyone enjoys visiting the dentist. For some, immense anxiety can prevent them from getting the care they need. To ensure all patients have a positive experience, we offer a wide range of amenities to help make your visit more comfortable. These include:
- Massage Chairs
- Video Goggles
- Neck pillows/blankets
- Nitrous Oxide
Please let us know if you suffer from dental anxiety and if so, please tell us what we can do to make your visit more comfortable. We are happy to provide you with any of the amenities listed above in addition to taking breaks throughout your treatment, communicating heavily to ensure you feel comfortable, and more. We are happy to help accommodate you in any way possible.
How Oral Health Affects Overall Health
Numerous health problems impact or are impacted by dental health, we pay close attention to identify any changes that may indicate a change in your systemic health. We also work with your medical specialist to make certain that all aspects of your health are being tended to.
When you have poor oral health, it can affect your entire body. For instance, when you have gum disease, the infection in your gums can enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body. Those with poor oral health have an increased risk of the following medical problems.
The best way to prevent an increased risk of these health problems is by taking preventive dentistry seriously.
Preventive Dentistry Tips
If you’re searching for new ways to improve your oral health and prevent oral health problems, we offer a number of tips that can help.
- Brush twice per day
- Floss once per day
- Use a fluoride toothpaste
- Consume added sugar in moderation
- Don’t use teeth as tools (biting nails, opening packages, etc.)
- Visit your dentist at least twice per year
- Quit smoking
- Stay hydrated
- Wear your oral appliances recommended by your dentist
- Chew sugar-free gum
- Eat lots of crunchy fruits and vegetables
By incorporating these tips into your daily life, you can further improve your oral health and prevent serious dental problems from occurring.
Get Preventive Dentistry in Rochester, MI
In addition to working with your medical specialists, we have also aligned ourselves with specialists in the area who can provide you with the same level of care that we offer should you need to pursue treatment services that we do not provide. To learn more, please call our Rochester, MI office at (248) 656-2020 or send us an email.