Preventive Care

Regular Exams and Cleanings

Good oral hygiene is your first step towards excellent oral health and your best smile.  Along with brushing and flossing at home, regular dental examinations and cleanings are the foundation of good oral health.  The American Dental Association recommends routine exams and cleanings at least every six months for patients of all ages.  Regular professional cleanings are important for removing the plaque and tartar (calculus) that can cause cavities, gum disease, staining, and  other preventable problems with your teeth and gums. 

At your regular dental check-up, your dentist will:

  • Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
  • Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
  • Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease

The Community Dental team will work with you to address any problems find and show you how to maintain good oral health care at home with the right dental products for you and your family. 

Whether it’s been six months, six years, or even longer we offer judgment-free, compassionate dentistry to help you achieve and maintain your best smile.  Schedule a routine exam today!  

Fluoride 

Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay and in preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth’s surface. A fluoride treatment in your dentist’s office takes just a few minutes.  Depending on your oral health or your doctor’s recommendation, you may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months.

Sealants

Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the tiny, deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the grooves that are hard to reach with a toothbrush become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque, thereby preventing tooth decay and cavities.   Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth after the permanent teeth have erupted.  Adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth.   Your dentist will recommend sealants as part of your dental care plan if they are appropriate for you.