One of the best ways to care for your smile is through preventative dentistry! Routine visits and daily oral hygiene are vital to keeping a healthy smile. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis allows him to detect any signs of decay, infection or other concerns and address them right away.
What to Expect at a Routine Check-up
When you visit your dentist regularly, check-ups will include a thorough cleaning, detailed exam and x-rays. Your dentist will inform you of any concerns or need for treatment. Routine check-ups allow your dentist to help you maintain a healthy smile! Cavities and other problems can be caught early and addressed well before they become a dental emergency or big expense.
If necessary, your dentist may also recommend dental sealants or fluoride treatments. Dental sealants are a coating that is applied to your back molars to protect them from decay. Sealants cover the molars to protect the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth and deep crevices in your molars. Sealants can prevent cavities and decay. Fluoride treatments help strengthen the teeth and can also be applied during a routine visit.
In addition to regular dental visits, daily flossing and brushing is a must! Carefully brushing and flossing at least two times a day, especially following meals, will help protect your smile. Avoiding sugary foods and candies when you aren’t able to brush right away can also help your teeth stay healthy.
Custom Athletic Mouthguards
If you or a family member are involved in contact sports, we recommend athletic mouthguards! Custom-made for your smile, we offer mouthguards in Wauwatosa, WI to protect your teeth on the field or on the court! Mouthguards help prevent dental emergencies, tooth loss and other injuries. Call us today to set up an appointment for a custom mouthguard!
Night Guards for Bruxism and TMJ
If you are experiencing jaw discomfort or struggle with teeth grinding at night, we offer night guards to help protect your teeth and help you sleep! Night guards prevent teeth grinding and help relax the jaw to not only protect your smile, but also to help with discomfort and pain. If you are looking for night guards in Wauwatosa, WI call us today!
Bone Grafting and Laser Therapy
When you experience tooth loss, it can lead to bone loss. When a tooth is not present to support the bone, the bone can begin to deteriorate. Bone grafting helps restore the bone so that dental implants or other tooth restorations can be placed.
Laser therapy helps with removing tooth decay and also can be used to reshape the gums. Laser therapy is one of the tools we can use to help improve your smile and possibly save a tooth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many times, patients will not have room for one or more of their wisdom teeth to grow in without crowding. Other times, the wisdom tooth is not able to grow in at all and becomes impacted. If either is the case, removal of wisdom teeth will be recommended. Removing wisdom teeth can save other teeth from shifting and from pain and discomfort if teeth are crowded.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are a routine check we perform to catch early warning signs of oral cancer. When caught early, oral cancer can be treated and most often reversed. Oral cancer affects many people and can be hard to treat if not detected early.