Preventive Dentistry in Newtown, PA
What is preventive care?
Preventive care is the branch of dentistry that focuses on preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), and other damaging conditions. At The Dentists of Newtown, our friendly dentists and dental team work hard to provide preventive dentistry that effectively keeps your smile in the best possible health. Preventive care in Newtown, Pennsylvania, can include fluoride treatment, dental sealants, and regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. We will help you determine which specific preventive dental treatments will benefit your smile.
Should I go to the dentist?
Yes! Everyone should visit the dentist at least twice every year. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis allows our team to make certain that your smile stays in good health. During your routine visits to our office, our skilled dentists and dental team will thoroughly examine your smile to check for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, damage, and other conditions that require treatment. We will also provide a careful teeth cleaning that can help to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Depending on your specific dental needs and the state of your smile, we may recommend visiting our office more frequently to keep your smile healthy.
For more information on preventive care and how we can help you maintain good dental health, we invite you to call or visit us soon. We are eager to meet you and help you maintain your smile and great oral health!
Check-Ups & Cleanings
Even patients who practice oral hygiene diligently at home need to attend regular appointments twice a year at our practice. Dental problems can linger in subtle ways or even out of view entirely, requiring professional assistance to diagnose and treat. During your regular check-up, our staff will be as thorough as possible, inspecting each tooth, your gums, your jaw, your bite, existing restorations, and more with the vital assistance of X-rays. Once we fully understand your needs, we can work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses those needs and restores your oral health as soon as possible.
Additionally, a thorough cleaning can get rid of potentially damaging plaque and tartar that develops in the mouth. One of our talented hygienists will take good care of your teeth and gums, leaving your smile feeling clean, polished and refreshed as you head out of our Newtown practice.
Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Do you struggle with constant headaches, facial pain, or teeth that become damaged for unknown reasons? These are all common symptoms of bruxism, which is also known as teeth grinding. Stress can be a big contributor to this condition, and what’s worse is that most patients only experience while they’re sleeping, making it a hard habit to break alone. If our Newtown doctors determine that you’re suffering from bruxism, they can provide a customized nightguard as a solution. When worn, this device is a tough barrier for your smile, protecting it from the effects of grind.