Taking steps to prevent dental issues before they have a chance to develop can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in unnecessary treatment costs. At Smiles on the Boulevard, we are committed to keeping your and your family’s smiles happy and healthy for a lifetime. That is why we are proud to offer a wide range of preventive treatments and services.
Why is Preventive Dentistry Important?
Dental problems, like cavities and gum disease, can develop overnight and develop into something serious before you realize it. Although these types of issues may eventually heal on their own, they generally require professional treatment or medication. Unfortunately, treating a severe oral health problem is not only expensive, but it can be painful and time-consuming as well.
Because of this, we believe it is important to prevent oral health problems before they have time to develop in the first place. Preventive dentistry can save you and your family significant amounts of time, money, and discomfort.
What Services Do You Offer?
At Smiles on the Boulevard, we are proud to offer a variety of preventive services. By investing a little bit of time and money in your oral health, you can keep your smile brighter and healthier than ever!
Our preventive services include:
- Professional dental cleanings
- Comprehensive exams
- Oral cancer screenings
- Dental fillings
- Sealant and fluoride treatments
- Athletic mouthguards, and
- Nightguards and bruxism treatment.
What Are Dental Fillings?
We use dental fillings to strengthen and support weakened teeth. They are often necessary after treatments such as root canals. By filling a cavity or space in a tooth with a strong, tooth-colored resin, we can provide support while also reducing the tooth’s risk of infection. Dental fillings are a quick, cost-effective way to protect damaged teeth!
How Can Sealants and Fluoride Help Me?
Sealants and fluoride are two treatments we use to strengthen enamel and protect teeth against infection and decay.
Sealants are thin layers of strong resin that we paint over the surface of the teeth. Once the resin dries, it acts as a shield and prevents food and bacteria from getting down into the cracks and crevices of your teeth. Sealants also make the chewing surface of your teeth smoother, making it easier to brush effectively.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds-up on the surface of your enamel to create a strong barrier against cavities. Most dental hygiene products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash, contain low levels of fluoride. If you or your child need an extra boost of protection, we offer quick, long-lasting fluoride treatments.
Many of our preventive services offer simple, cost-effective ways to protect your smile. To learn how you can save yourself time, money, and hassle with preventive dentistry, call our office today at 740-423-8416.