Preventative Dental Care: Save Your Teeth
Preventative Dental Care is important. Alabama Family Dentistry provides full-service dental care for the entire family. We offer a comfortable atmosphere, convenient scheduling, and multiple locations to serve the community. Prevention of common dental problems begins with the biannual checkup. Our preventative care can save you time, money, and help you keep you smiling with your own teeth for life.
Preventative care is essential to keeping your teeth clean and healthy. A thorough cleaning regime and oral exam, usually every six months, prevents periodontal disease and other dental problems. As plaque and bacteria build up, the gums become sore, swollen, and begin to bleed. Plaque removal and proper oral hygiene help to prevent swelling, bleeding, and infection. A regular cleaning regime prevents the gums from separating from the bone, which leads to painful tooth loss.
We thoroughly educate all of our patients on the importance of oral hygiene, which includes proper brushing and flossing techniques. We can prescribe special mouthwashes to treat painful chronic dry mouth and to prevent periodontal, or gum disease.
Our offices offer comprehensive oral cancer screening and diagnostic X-ray services. Our competent staff examines all of the soft tissue in the mouth and the teeth, checking for sensitivity, decay, ulcers, and sores. Special devices are used to measure bacteria levels, allowing us to alleviate several bacteria-related conditions and to relieve tooth pain.
Dental sealants prevent tooth decay. We apply a special plastic filling material to the tops and backs of teeth. This material seals the tooth, filling in cracks and small spaces where bacteria may cause plaque and, therefore, cavities. Dental sealants are a great preventative measure that helps to keep teeth clean and free of harmful germs.
Sometimes fluoride treatments are necessary, especially in younger patients. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is commonly found in water. Oral hygiene is important from infancy to adulthood, which is why most nursery water contains fluoride. Since tooth buds form during gestation, early oral care for infants includes proper nutrition, the use of fluoridated water, and swabbing the infant’s mouth after feeding. Providing care for infants and toddlers helps us to identify potential future problems and make proactive corrections.
Contact Alabama Family Dentistry to schedule your semi-annual examination and cleaning today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to meet your dental needs and to work with your family towards complete dental health. We have offices conveniently located in Warrior, Birmingham/Acton Rd., Gardendale, and Sumiton. They also serve the communities of Cullman, Hayden, Robbings, Crossroads, Brookside, Center Point, Trafford, or Morris.