The goal of preventive dentistry is to protect your oral health from tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues.
We offer a range of dental services so you can maintain a beautiful healthy smile.
To learn more about the preventive dental services we offer at our Livonia dentist office, click the links below.
Preventive Dental Services
Brushing and flossing your teeth aren’t enough to fully protect your oral health. You’ll also need to make sure you schedule a teeth cleaning with your dentist every 6 months. Only a dental professional will be able to remove hardened plaque called tartar so you can avoid tooth decay and gum disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is caused by untreated plaque buildup on your teeth and gums. Our dentists can delay the damaging effects of gum disease through scaling and root planing.
Our white fillings mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. These new materials allow us to save as much healthy tooth structure as possible and achieve the best aesthetic results for your smile. We also offer silver amalgam fillings.
When’s the last time you scheduled your comprehensive dental exam? We recommend you schedule a dental exam every 6 months so we can monitor your oral health. The sooner we spot oral health issues, the sooner they can be treated.
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 37,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Approximately 8,000 of these diagnoses result in death. Fortunately, our dentists use oral cancer screenings to catch mouth cancer in its early stages so you have the best chance of survival.
Sealants are made of plastic resins that bond and harden on the tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With dental sealants, brushing your teeth or your child’s teeth becomes easier and more effective.