Preventive Care

Taking good care of your teeth not only includes brushing and flossing twice a day, it also has to do with regular checkups and cleanings at the dentist. At Parkwood Dental, we can help you not only restore your smile, we can also help you prevent damage, decay and dental disease with several preventive care services.

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What is Preventive Care?

Preventive dentistry focuses on caring regularly for your teeth in a way that prevents cavities and decay as well as tooth damage and disease. Preventive dentistry maintains the health and beauty of your smile and can also save you major costs in the long run on expensive restorations and procedures.

At Parkwood Dental, we offer multiple preventive care services to help maintain stellar smiles for our patients.

 

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Maintain healthy teeth and gums for life.

Preventive dentistry is dental care that helps maintain good oral health. It’s a combination of regular dental check-ups along with developing good habits like brushing and flossing. Taking care of your teeth starts early in childhood and extends throughout the course of your life.

Services

Our Preventive Care Services

At Parkwood Dental, we offer multiple preventive care services to help maintain stellar smiles for our patients.

Comprehensive Examinations

Knowing where to begin with your individual treatment plan starts with the first visit. Our doctors provides comprehensive examinations that fully evaluate the status of your dental health and help determine the best course of treatment to restore and maintain your smile.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Although some populations are more at risk for oral cancer, it can develop in anyone at any stage of life. Our doctors use the latest in screening technology to not only check the status of your teeth but also the overall health of your mouth.

Diagnostic Digital X-rays

Advances in x-ray technology have resulted in more efficient and accurate diagnostic imaging, ensuring that our doctors are able to see the whole picture when evaluating and diagnosing your dental condition.

Intra-oral Camera

This lightweight, high-tech technology enhances diagnostic capabilities by bringing even the smallest details into focus, allowing our doctors to fully explore and assess dental concerns that may be difficult to identify.

Adult and Child Dental Check-Ups

It is important to establish good oral hygiene in children from a young age with brushing, flossing and regular check-ups. These habits are also important for adults and can save you time, money and discomfort later on.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

At Parkwood Dental, we recommend our patients come in at least twice a year for regular hygiene appointments. Patients with gum disease or other medical considerations will need to come in more often to keep the disease under control.

At your hygiene appointment, your hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth and give customized at-home care recommendations. Once a year, new x-rays will be taken and evaluated by our dentist during an oral health exam. We do this so we can catch any problems, such as cavities, cracks or abcesses- as they are developing or go unnoticed as they can become serious, costly problems.

We recommend brushes with soft bristles- these bristles are actually thinner and can clean between your gums & teeth much more easily. Almost all electric toothbrushes have soft bristles and are a good choice since they provide more scrubbing motions and many include a timer.

We should all brush at least twice a day, but at night before bed is the most important & effective time to brush. Never eat anything before sleeping or you'll have to brush again. Brush for 2 minutes and make sure to brush your tongue!

We like to say that you don't have to floss all your teeth- just the ones you want to keep! You should floss at least once a day if you want to prevent cavities between your teeth.

Now Accepting New Hygiene Patients

With the recent addition of Parkwood Dental’s 5th hygienist, we are accepting new patients for dental cleanings! Whether it’s been 6 months or 6 years, we can handle it. Come see us to get started today!