Preventive Dentistry – High Point, NC
Take Control of Your Oral Health
Your smile is under constant threat from oral bacteria as well as the acids in what you eat or drink. To ensure that your mouth stays healthy, you need to brush and floss twice daily. But if you truly want to keep your oral health under control, then you also need to have preventive checkups and cleanings performed every six months. This is the best strategy for having cavities and gum disease detected and treated before they become severe problems. Call today to schedule your next six-month appointment with Dr. Bhadani for preventive dentistry in High Point, NC.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
You might think you’ll know right away when there’s something wrong in your mouth, but gum disease and cavities often develop silently; by the time you notice any symptoms, quite a bit of damage could already be done. During your checkups, we’ll use our intraoral cameras and digital X-rays to look for potential warning signs that you may have missed. Then, after the exam, we’ll clean your teeth, paying particularly close attention to the spots you’ve been unable to brush effectively on your own.
Oral Cancer Screening
As deadly as oral cancer is, it can be very easy to miss during its earliest stages – and that’s a problem because the initial stages are the best time to apply treatment. Dr. Bhadani can use her trained eye and advanced technology to search for oral cancer symptoms during your regular checkups. Should she detect an unusual growth or sore that could turn into a life-threatening problem, she’ll help you get a biopsy and a full diagnosis as soon as possible.
Good oral hygiene is supplemented by plenty of fluoride, a mineral that helps strengthen the teeth and protects them against cavity-causing bacteria. Fluoride is found in most toothpastes and public drinking water, but there’s always the chance that you’re not getting enough of it in your diet. We can apply fluoride directly to your teeth at the end of a routine dental appointment so that your smile will be significantly safer in the coming months.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism is the term for when you clench and grind your teeth at night, which puts more stress on the teeth than regular biting and chewing. Untreated bruxism can lead to worn down or cracked enamel, but you can save your smile by wearing a nightguard to prevent further damage while you sleep. Our nightguards are not like the kind you’d find in the store; they’re customized based on impressions of a patient’s teeth and gums, thus allowing them to fit perfectly and provide the best protection possible.
At-Home Dental Hygiene Products
What are you brushing and rinsing with at home? There are plenty of products on the market, but some are more effective than others, and there are even specific brands that you might want to think about if you have gum disease or another oral health issue. We suggest that you make a list of the oral healthcare products you use so that we can review them with you and suggest some possible improvements you can make to your routine.