Preventive Care – Northwest OKC
Keeping Your Smile Safe!
The longer cavities and gum disease go unaddressed in your mouth, the harder they become to fix; eventually, you could end up loosing teeth or suffering from other health issues due to bacterial infection. That’s why at Bluff Creek Dental, we make it a point to prevent these problems from ever occurring in the first place with regular preventive checkups and cleanings. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Patrick Crowley and the rest of our team today to make sure your smile stays in good shape!
Checkups and Cleanings
In most cases, it’s recommended to see a dentist in Northwest OKC once every six months, or roughly twice a year (though some patients might need more frequent appointments depending on their oral health). During these visits, a skilled dental hygienist will help you remove cavity-causing plaque and tartar; depending on what we find, we may offer you some tips on ways you can improve your oral hygiene routine. We’ll also check your gums for warning signs of infection.
Afterwards, Dr. Crowley will thoroughly examine your mouth for various issues, such as oral cancer or the presence of wisdom teeth; he’ll devise a treatment plan designed to restore and protect your health.
Your little one’s smile is precious and irreplaceable, so it’s important that they receive the best treatment available; in fact, it’s generally recommended that a child should have their first dental appointment by the time they turn 1. At Bluff Creek Dental, we provide a friendly, relaxed environment that helps children feel at ease; these positive early experiences go a long way towards encouraging good oral health in the future.
Night Guards for Bruxism
You may not be aware of any nighttime grinding or clenching of the teeth, but it can wear down your enamel over time. Not only will your teeth be more sensitive as a result, but they’ll also be at a greater risk of decay. To stop bruxism (grinding teeth while asleep), we can create a comfortable, custom-fitted night guard for your teeth. You can sleep soundly knowing you won’t have to worry about damaging your pearly whites.
If you drink mostly bottled or filtered water, chances are you’re missing out on the benefits of fluoride. This mineral helps strengthen the enamel and provides protection against oral bacteria. We can give your smile an added layer of protection with a topically applied fluoride solution. This treatment is quick and painless, yet it goes a long way towards keeping your mouth healthy until your next appointment.
Sometimes a cavity can begin to form despite your best efforts. A filling can prevent irreversible damage from being done, and because the resin used in the procedure is tooth-colored and made to match the surrounding enamel, the results won’t stand out in your mouth.