Preventive Dentistry – O’Fallon, MO
Preserving Your Smile’s Natural Beauty
Even though you may be diligent about brushing and flossing every day at home, it’s still vital to visit our office for routine care. Our goal is to ward off any lingering threat of common oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease, so you can preserve the health of your natural smile. By using advanced dental technology like digital X-rays and our intraoral camera, we make sure that no stone is left unturned by diagnosing problems as early as possible.
Why Choose Twin Oaks Family Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- An In-Network Provider
- Convenient Location & Parking
- In-House Membership Plan
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Although you may clean your teeth at home, we utilize specially-crafted instruments and advanced dental technology to do an even more thorough job of warding off oral health problems. During your checkup and cleaning every six months, we’ll take images of your mouth to ensure that there aren’t any issues developing below the surface of your gumline. Then, we’ll clean all plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums to preserve your healthy smile.
Oral Cancer Screening
Using our intraoral camera, Dr. Blake conducts a thorough oral cancer screening every six months in search of any symptoms of this deadly disease. His goal is to spot it in its early stages, increasing the chances of successful treatment and preventing the condition from wreaking havoc on your health. During this visual and tactile examination, he will look for abnormalities in the oral tissues, examine the lips, and palpitate the throat to make sure there are no out-of-the-ordinary signs.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in local water sources, certain foods, and oral hygiene products like toothpaste and mouthwash. It helps strengthen your enamel and protect your teeth from the threat of cavity development. Some patients who may not be receiving enough of this mineral can be more susceptible to dental decay. In these cases, we can place a topical fluoride gel on your teeth to help ward off the threat of cavities by strengthening your enamel.
Gum Disease Treatment
If we notice that you’re showing signs of gum disease, such as bleeding or receding gums, we’ll likely suggest gum disease treatment. Dr. Blake offers scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, to help reduce the presence of harmful oral bacteria and heal your infected gums. With early gum disease therapy, our goal is to prevent the condition from causing permanent damage to your smile and avoid invasive dental treatments down the road.