The role of preventive dentistry is to protect your teeth, gums, and other oral structures from injury and disease.
Whether you’re interested in dental sealants or need to schedule a, you can trust our Holland dentists to look out for your oral health. We provide a range of preventive dental services for our patients.
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Preventive Dentistry Services
When was your last teeth cleaning? The American Dental Association recommends you get a teeth cleaning and oral examination at least every 6 months. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen our dentists, schedule your appointment today. Scheduling your teeth cleaning every 6 months is one of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy smile.
While teeth cleanings help remove plaque and tartar, oral examinations help us spot cavities, gum disease, and other issues in their early stages. We understand that each patient has their own unique oral health needs, depending on their age, medical history, and other factors. For this reason, our Holland dentists take the time to talk with you to discuss how to best meet your oral hygiene goals.
Our dentists know that your chance of survival increases the earlier we’re able to detect oral and throat cancer. This is why we highly recommend our patients receive their oral cancer screening at least once a year. An oral cancer screening could save your life.
While periodontal disease is irreversible, there are still things you can do to prevent its progression. For example, our dentists offer scaling and root planing. During this gum disease treatment, we remove plaque and tartar from the gum pockets around your teeth.
We may recommend dental sealants if you have deep pits or fissures on the surface of your molars (back teeth) that collect plaque. While we often recommend dental sealants for children, adults can also benefit from getting dental sealants. A sealant covers the entire chewing surface of your tooth, sealing it from food particles, plaque, and tartar.