The first and foremost responsibility of a dentist is to protect the dental and oral health of patients. That protection is built upon a solid foundation of preventive dentistry. Dr. Dann and his staff strive to prevent dental problems before they have a chance to disturb you and your daily living.
With this in mind, we’d like to see you and your family at least twice each year for dental checkups. With these regular visits, we are better able to monitor for any changes in your dental condition. Also, checkups mean regular cleanings, removal of plaque and assessment of your gum tissue, oral cancer screenings and x-rays when necessary. At times, Dr. Dann may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants to strengthen teeth. These are especially important for children. Also, we’ll show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth, so you can have the best oral hygiene at home.
Of course, if we do discover a problem, then we will treat with expediency. For instance, if we find decay, then Dr. Dann will repair and preserve the tooth with a filling. If there are signs of gum disease, then deep cleaning or root planing and scaling may be called for.
Other preventive dentistry services we provide at Dentistry Asleep® include:
Sleep apnea and snoring therapy
Night guards for teeth grinding and clenching
Mouthguards for sports enthusiasts
TMJ dysfunction therapy
Bite assessment and custom appliances