Preventive Dentistry – Shelton, CT
The Key to Excellent Dental Health
Many dental services focus on preventing oral health issues from occurring in the first place. Cavities and gum disease can be treated, but you’ll have a much better chance of preserving your natural teeth over the long term if you avoid these problems entirely. Dr. Graber is here to answer all of your questions about your dental health, and he looks forward to helping you maintain your smile with regular checkups and cleanings. Call us today to set up your first appointment!
Why Choose Dental Center of Huntington for Preventive Dentistry?
- Progressive Dentist That Continues to Learn
- Personalized Treatments for Preventing Cavities/Gum Disease
- Children and Adults Welcome
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
To keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible, you need to brush and floss every day. Of course, even with the best oral hygiene routine, you can still miss several spots without realizing it. Dr. Graber highly recommends having a cleaning performed once every four months; not only will these multiple appointments make it easier to keep your mouth free of plaque, but they’ll give us more chances to find cavities and gum disease at their earliest stages.
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but even it can use additional protection. Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, can strengthen the enamel and help it fight against the harmful bacteria that can cause decay. We typically offer fluoride treatments to children whose teeth are still developing as well as older patients who have a higher-than-normal risk of cavities. These treatments usually involve a highly concentrated rinse, foam, or gel that is placed on the teeth.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you keep waking up with a sore jaw without understanding why? Some patients unconsciously grind their teeth together at night; this can be very painful and tends to place quite a bit of undue stress on your smile. To stop the damage, you can wear a special mouthguard that keeps the upper and lower rows of teeth from directly touching each other. Don’t worry about not being able to sleep with an uncomfortable appliance; our nightguards are all customized for a perfect fit.
At-Home Oral Hygiene Products
We’ve carefully chosen the products we use at our dental office so that your smile receives the highest quality of care possible. For example, when we clean your teeth, we’ll use MI paste, which contains fluoride, calcium, and phosphate, all of which enhance the protection your enamel receives. We also use PerioGard mouth rinse, which has been shown to be very safe and effective when it comes to treating gingivitis. Don’t be afraid to ask about these and other products that you can use at home.