Taking care of your teeth is a lot like taking care of your car: a little bit of care now will keep you from having to make more expensive repairs later on. At Dentistry at Suwanee, our preventive services are focused on making sure small dental problems don’t turn into big ones in the future, and in many cases, they can stop most issues before they even start. Whether it’s been 6 years or 6 months since your last dental visit, we would love to meet you, so contact us today for an appointment.
Everything we do starts with a routine checkup and cleaning, and with just two of them each year, we’ll be able to keep you and your entire family’s smiles problem-free. A dental cleaning performed by a skilled hygienist will target those trouble spots in your mouth that you can’t clean at home, and an oral exam performed by one of our dentists will help them catch and treat any issues you might before they can spell trouble for your smile
The rough chewing surfaces of the back teeth tend to be the spot most prone to developing cavities, especially for younger patients who are still learning how to brush. To give these teeth an extra bit of protection, we can cover them in what is called a dental sealant, which is a clear, thin layer of a plastic-based substance. This will create an invisible barrier on the tooth that plaque and food particles cannot penetrate, effectively preventing both tooth decay and cavities.
Oral cancer is a very treatable disease only when it is caught very early, and this is why the American Cancer Society recommends that everyone should have at least one oral cancer screening per year. To make life nice and easy, your dentist can perform one as part of your regular checkup. They’ll examine your lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, neck, throat, and face for any signs of the disease, and should they find anything that causes concern, they can help you take quick and appropriate action.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has long been known to help strengthen the teeth against tooth decay and cavities, which is why it is often added to public water sources. However, an over-reliance on fluoride-free bottled water has left many people without this gift from nature to our smiles. That’s why Dentistry at Suwanee is happy to provide professional fluoride treatments for both children and adults alike. They’ll make sure your smile stays strong and healthy between appointments!