The most important part of preventative dentistry happens in your own home through regular brushing and flossing, but it is important to visit a dental office to get the treatments that aren’t possible from home. Kensington Dental Clinic provides a full range of preventative dental procedures, giving you the tools and knowledge that you need to maintain your oral health. We provide preventative treatments for gum disease, breath control, and fluoride application, and are proud to give you an easy and relaxing experience from start to finish. If you would like to schedule an exam or cleaning, contact us today!
A dental exam isn’t just for when you’re feeling aches and pains. Most dental authorities suggest having a routine examination at least once a year – more if your risk of dental issues is higher than normal. An exam can inform dentists of tartar buildup, cavities, gum disease, lymph node abnormalities, and even signs of oral cancer. Most of these are detectable long before they can cause any damage and taking care of them early can save an enormous amount on dental bills.
Digital Radiography (X-Rays)
In order to examine your teeth and roots for invisible cavities, infections below the gumline and cysts, we make use of a panoramic digital radiograph. These machines are the fastest and most convenient means of X-ray screening currently available, and they thoroughly scan your facial bones and teeth. You will be subject to a lower radiation dose than other machines, and it requires only a few seconds of staying still, making it an ideal part of a child’s check-up procedure.
Digital Radiography (X-Rays)
Although you may brush and floss regularly, a dental office is the only place that has the necessary tools to remove tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth. Another long-lasting benefit is fluoride application, which helps to prevent tooth decay for months, and even longer with regular brushing. At your request, we can also provide you or your child with a demonstration of how to brush and floss properly.
Dental sealants are meant to stop tooth decay (primarily in the molars) by filling in the natural fissures of the teeth, preventing bacteria from slipping in and becoming hard to reach. This is most important during childhood, when cavities and tooth decay happen most frequently. Once his or her adult teeth have grown in, we can treat your child with dental sealants, and adults lucky enough to not have fillings in their molars can benefit from this treatment as well.
Teeth clenching while asleep is a common occurrence. This involuntary activity can cause wear and damage to your teeth. Kensington Dental Clinic can provide you with a comfortable mouthguard custom-fitted for you, protecting your teeth against years of grinding. We can also consult you on the most common causes of this unconscious habit and suggest ways to handle these causes.
Certain sports can be a hazard to dental health, and most professionals take steps to protect their teeth from the dangers of their career. If part of your active life involves a sport that’s known for a history of chipped, cracked and broken teeth, and you want protection, you can come to us for a custom-fitted sport mouthguard. It is important to note that a well-fitted mouthguard provides far better protection against impacts, so this is highly recommended over generic store-bought mouthguards.