Preventive Dental Care
Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry concerned with preventing dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. A large part of preventive dentistry is patient education. This includes learning the proper at-home dental care, nutrition, etc. Another aspect of preventive dentistry is oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, mouthguards & more.
Cleaning & Polishing
Regular cleaning & polishing are an important part of your dental & overall health. By coming in for routine care, you can prevent dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. Gum disease, which may be caused by poor dental hygiene, has also been linked to diabetes & heart disease.
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 Comfort Family Dental help you keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free with regular examinations & cleanings.
State-of-the-Art Equipment At Your Service
We use only the most advanced, leading-edge technology in our practice. It’s part of our goal to provide you with the most comfortable, successful dental care possible. We embrace the latest advancements in dentistry with your improved dental health in mind.
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.
Bruxism, the act of clenching or grinding your teeth, can not only disturb vital rest, it can also cause a lot of damage. With a customized nightguard, you can avoid:
- Jaw pain
- Headache or earache
- Tooth damage
- Joint trauma
Mouthguards are an essential piece of sporting equipment for preventing mouth injury during sports & other physical activity. Mouthguards act as a cushion, protecting your teeth, tongue, gums, lips & cheeks from impacts to the face.
Though mouthguards can be purchased in stores, the most effective, best-fitting & comfortable mouthguards are custom-fitted by your dentist. Mouthguards from the dentist have been proven to be much better at preventing concussions &/or traumatic brain injury from an impact than over-the-counter ready-made or boil-&-bite mouthguards. Our custom-fit mouthguards are also more comfortable & are less likely to impede breathing & speech.
With a custom mouthguard from your dentist, you can keep smiling no matter what the competition throws at you. Call Comfort Family Dental today for a mouthguard consultation.