Preventive Dentist – Newtown, PA
Creating a Foundation for Positive Oral Health
Preventive dentistry is one of the most, if not the most, important aspect of good oral health. Yes, brushing and flossing at home is crucial to keeping harmful bacteria and food particles from causing problems, but it is necessary for a dental professional to thoroughly clean and check for any problems that you may or may not know exist. The goal of preventive care is to keep problems from occurring in the first place, but it is to also address and treat them before they worsen. At The Dentists of Newtown, we are equipped are ready to handle all of your family’s dental needs, both children and adults, so call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you!
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.
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.
Just like your own oral health, we know you want your child to have the best oral care possible, which is why we are proud to serve all members of your family. From the youngest to the oldest, we can offer a wide range of services that meet the dental needs of everyone you love. At The Dentists of Newtown, we know going to the dentist office can be scary, but we strive to create a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment, as well as a fun and educational one. It is our goal to have your child excited about visiting us each time they come through the door.
When you have plenty of loved ones to worry about, the constant trek to different dental offices can be a drain on your time, your budget, and your patience. Here in Newtown, our staff is happy to offer families a safe haven of dedicated professionals and comprehensive care. We can treat the needs of young children, adults, and grandparents alike here, and even better, we can schedule appointments for everyone as a group for more convenience and comfort.
There are many nooks and crannies that exist within the mouth that can be hard to reach when cleaning. Children who have novice oral hygiene skills can often have difficulty making sure their back molars are thoroughly cleaned and free from harmful bacteria. This is why dental sealants are a great method of treatment. This thin, plastic coating can be applied to the chewing surfaces, creating a protective barrier over the tooth enamel, keeping bacteria out. Our dental hygienists will be happy to apply this type of treatment, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Oral Cancer Screenings
For many years, dentists have been recommending and providing fluoride treatments to both children and adults alike. This powerful substance can be found in the water you drink and toothpaste you use to brush your teeth. But if we feel you need an added boost, we are happy to offer fluoride treatments. Not only will it strengthen your tooth enamel, but it will also help to protect from tooth decay and cavities, both of which children are most prone to developing. Depending on your child’s age, you and your dentist can begin to discuss when it is appropriate to begin fluoride treatments for added protection.
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.
Do you or your child play sports or actively engage in outdoor recreational activities? If so, it is strongly encouraged that a sports mouthguard be worn to prevent possible damage. Too often, a hard tackle or foul ball can lead to chipped or knocked-out teeth, busted lips or gums, or even a broken jaw. A customized sports mouthguard is designed to provide protection to even the hardest impacts or injuries. The dentists in Newtown can evaluate you or your child’s smile and design a mouthguard that will offer the greatest level of protection while playing a well-loved sport.