Professional Preventive Dentistry at Southland Children's Dentistry
Professional What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry involves establishing habits that will keep your teeth healthy help you avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. During your regular visit at Southland Children’s Dentistry, your dental hygienist will point out any issues that you may be having with your oral hygiene. Your hygienist will perform a cleaning, dental exam, an oral cancer exam, and take any necessary X-rays. We will also evaluate the appearance of your teeth and recommend any aesthetic procedures that will enhance your smile, such as cosmetic or orthodontic procedures. Since we began serving patients in Albany, Valdosta, Georgia as well as the surrounding areas, our goal has been a whole body health approach.
What You Can Do to Prevent Tooth Decay
Establishing at-home oral hygiene habits is essential to keeping your teeth healthy. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes and flossing after eating will help to remove plaque and decay. Plaque is difficult to remove and the best at-home habits may not be enough to keep it a bay. This is why it is so important to schedule regular dental visits and allow our trained staff of oral hygienists to catch any problems that may be lurking before they become serious.
How Can Southland Children’s Dentistry Help
Here at Southland Children’s Dentistry, we provide a wide array of preventive care. Here are some of the services that we provide to our value patients in Albany and Valdosta, Georgia:
The top two reasons adults lose teeth are cavities and gum disease, which is why, on top of a good dental hygiene routine, regular professional cleaning appointments are so crucial. Even the best daily brushing and flossing won’t get every bit of plaque between teeth and along the gum lines, and that plaque eventually hardens into tartar. Professional cleaning gets rid of all that tartar and keeps your teeth and gums on track to stay healthy…LEARN MORE
Sealants provide protection for your teeth by keeping plaque from forming in the tiny crevices of the chewing surfaces. Our team often recommends sealants for children because kids’ teeth have small depressions in them that make them harder to properly clean through brushing alone. Sealants coat these small indentations, forming a protective layer against plaque and decay…LEARN MORE
Dental X-rays enable dentists to see decay inside teeth that would not be visible to the naked eye. This allows us to act earlier against cavities, which is much better for the teeth. However, X-rays do expose patients to radiation, which is why you always wear a lead apron when the images are being taken. Thanks to advances in technology, there is now a safer way to take these images…LEARN MORE
We know that cavity prevention is a never-ending quest. Fortunately, there are many tools we use here at Southland Children’s Dentistry to help fight tooth decay. The obvious ones include brushing, flossing, and regular checkups. Another great way to fight cavities is the application of topical fluoride treatments…LEARN MORE
We know a lot of people avoid wearing mouthguards because they’re uncomfortable. They get in the way of speech and sometimes hamper breathing, but custom mouthguards are different…LEARN MORE
If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, or a headache, then you know the struggle of sleep bruxism (teeth grinding). Because it happens in your sleep, stopping it can be very difficult, but one way to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding is to wear a custom night guard…LEARN MORE
Help Us Help You Take Care of Your Teeth!
Our recommendation is to visit Southland Children’s Dentistry twice a year for regular cleanings and preventive treatments. When you do this, we can detect any problems early, when they are much easier (and less costly) to fix.
If you live in Albany or Valdosta Georgia and do not have an appointment scheduled, please reach out to us by phone or sending us an email. Here at Southland Children’s Dentistry, we’re excited to help keep you healthy and happy!