Preventive Care

Preventive Dental Care is your key to an attractive and healthy smile that lasts a lifetime

The Willerby Dental Care staff believes routine preventive dental care is essential for maintaining optimal oral health at any age. Our preventive dentistry techniques – including teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and a variety of other advanced procedures – are available to the entire family and can help you improve the aesthetics of your smile while restoring the health of your teeth and gums. Additionally, oral exams and cancer screenings at our practice can help to detect potentially life-threatening issues before they progress beyond effective treatment possibilities.

Brief overviews of our preventive dentistry treatments and procedures are listed below. For more information on a particular technique, please contact our practice.

Oral Exams
Oral exams can help detect a variety of issues including cavities, plaque build up, gingivitis, and alignment problems. At our practice we utilizes advanced technology to give your mouth an extensive examination and provide you with the most accurate diagnosis of your oral health. During your exam, your teeth and gums will be thoroughly evaluated to detect any current or potential issues that need to be addressed. In order to ensure you maintain a beautiful smile and the highest level of oral health, we recommend that you receive a routine oral exam at least twice a year.

Oral Cancer Screening
When detected early, the success rate for oral cancer treatment increases significantly. In fact, studies have shown that the chance of survival is about 80 to 90 percent when oral cancer is caught and treated early. An oral cancer screening at our practice can help identify potentially carcinogenic abnormalities at their earliest stages and provide you the best chance for successful cancer treatment. During your screening, we will thoroughly examine your gums and oral tissues to detect early warning signs and symptoms that are not always apparent to the untrained eye. However, it is also important to note that oral cancer may not always display symptoms in its earliest stages. For this reason, we believe it is imperative that you receive routine screenings to help ensure any abnormalities are detected as early as possible.

Dental Cleanings
Professional dental cleanings can effectively remove a buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria from your teeth and gums. Additionally, routine dental cleanings can significantly reduce your risk of developing serious oral issues including tooth loss and gum disease. By utilizing gentle and effective techniques, our hygienist can clean hard-to-reach crevices between your teeth and along your gumline to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In order to ensure that you maintain the highest level of oral health, we recommend that you receive professional dental cleanings at least twice a year.

Our dental hygiene appointment provide:

Fluoride Treatments

Much like they were when you were growing up, fluoride rinses are still an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health. Fluoride treatments can help prevent tooth decay and decrease your risk for developing cavities. The medical-strength fluoride used at our practice can also help protect against harmful bacteria and plaque buildup along your teeth and gumline. This quick and easy cleaning technique can be completed in our practice during a routine dental cleaning by one of our experienced hygienists.

Fissure Sealants
Sealants can help prevent cavities and tooth decay by covering hard-to-clean grooves in your teeth. During treatment, a durable sealant material will be applied and hardened to the top of your teeth to cover the deep crevices and prevent a buildup of bacteria. This preventative technique is typically administered to your back teeth and can be especially effective at providing years of protection against decay and other bacteria-related issues for children and adolescents.