Keep Your Smile and Oral Health in Great Shape
When it comes to your oral health and the appearance of your smile, practicing preventive measures can set you up for a lifetime of healthy smiling. While proper at-home oral hygiene is crucial to your health, neglecting to visit the dentist twice a year can cause problems. At Warren Family Dentistry, we encourage our patients to visit us once every six months so Dr. Behbood can evaluate their oral health and properly clean their teeth.
Our preventive and general dentistry services are tailored to your unique needs, ensuring you always leave our Warren office looking and feeling your best. Keep reading to learn more about our preventive and general dental services.
What Is General Dentistry?
General dentistry services focus on helping patients maintain healthy smiles to avoid the onset of oral health problems. At Warren Family Dentistry, our team always goes above and beyond to help our patients understand the importance of maintaining good oral health and how it supports their overall wellbeing. By combining our general services with a pristine at-home oral hygiene routine, you can achieve a healthy smile for years to come.
Our General Dentistry Services
Teeth Cleanings and Exams
Every six months, we recommend visiting our Warren dental office for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. During this time, we’ll remove any built-up plaque and tartar that’s hiding away in those hard-to-reach areas. Our friendly staff will also provide you with helpful tips on how to improve your at-home oral hygiene routine.
Dr. Behbood will also perform a full-mouth exam. We’ll perform any necessary diagnostic testing to get a better view of your gums and teeth to ensure they’re free of disease. This will allow us to catch any issues before they become problematic and require more invasive procedures.
It’s important to your oral hygiene that your gums stay healthy. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection in your gums that can lead to other health complications, including tooth loss. At each visit to Warren Family Dentistry, we’ll always check the health of your gums to ensure they’re in great condition. Our talented Michigan dental team can detect even the most subtle cases of gum disease, so you can trust that you’re in good hands.
If your child is prone to cavities, dental sealants can help provide extra protection. Dental sealants are typically applied to the back molars where there are deep crevices and grooves that food debris and bacteria can easily become trapped by. Sealants provide a protective barrier between bacteria and the teeth. While this treatment is commonly used for children, adults can benefit from dental sealants as well.
Fluoride treatments are another form of protection against bacteria and decay. This treatment works by remineralizing your tooth’s enamel that’s been broken down by plaque buildup over time. Fluoride is a highly concentrated solution that’s applied with a swab, tray, or as a mouthwash at the end of your teeth cleaning.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are performed during your regular checkups to ensure your mouth is free of this disease. During the screening, Dr. Behbood will thoroughly examine your teeth, tongue, gums, insides of your cheeks, face, and neck to check for any symptoms. If caught early on, oral cancer is highly treatable and has a much better chance of a successful outcome.
Mouthguards are essential for protecting your teeth from unwanted damage. If you play sports or suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), Dr. Behbood may recommend a custom mouthguard. We go above and beyond to ensure that our patient’s oral health stays intact, and mouthguards are a great preventive measure against oral structure damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Maintaining good oral health through preventive dentistry can positively impact overall health. Studies have shown a strong connection between oral health and systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
While biannual visits to the dentist are recommended for most people, your dentist might suggest more frequent visits based on your oral health needs. These routine visits allow dentists to identify and address potential problems before they escalate.
Absolutely. A major aspect of preventive dentistry involves daily home care. Regular brushing, flossing, and mindful dietary choices contribute significantly to preventing dental problems. However, professional dental visits are crucial to address issues that may not be visible to the naked eye.
Yes, preventive dentistry can address bad breath, also known as halitosis. Professional cleanings remove bacteria and food particles that contribute to unpleasant breath. Dentists can also identify underlying causes and offer guidance on improving oral hygiene practices.
Visit Warren Family Dentistry Today!
Take proper care of your oral health. Our Warren dental team is here to protect you from oral diseases with our preventative services. To learn more about what we do and how we can help you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles, call our office today at (586) 574-9500. You can also get in touch by filling out our online contact form.