Rather than just treating cavities and gum disease when they occur, our dental team at Dentistry on the Ponds work to help our dental patients avoid such oral health problems in the first place. With preventive dentistry in our Chanhassen, MN dental office, we can help you and your loved ones maintain pristine, healthy smiles – and better overall health – for years to come. If you’d like to schedule your next dental checkup and teeth cleaning, call our dental office today.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
When you visit us twice a year for checkups and cleanings, our hygiene team will have the opportunity to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains from your teeth. Additionally, your dentist can detect tooth decay, infections, and damage in their early stages. From there, we can plan to treat these issues before they wreak serious harm on your smile. We can also provide personalized tips for improving your at-home oral hygiene routine and keeping your smile in great shape between appointments.
Your teeth are probably exposed to fluoride every day. This is great news; fluoride is proven to toughen tooth enamel and significantly reduce the risk of cavities. Some patients could benefit from more fluoride than they’re currently receiving through their toothpaste and/or tap water. That’s why we can take a few short minutes after your routine cleaning to coat your teeth in a concentrated fluoride gel. This quick and easy service goes a long way toward keeping your pearly whites strong and cavity-free until your next visit.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Millions of Americans unknowingly clench and grind their teeth, with many of them only doing so in their sleep. Known as bruxism, this condition can erode the teeth and strain the jaw muscles if it remains untreated. Luckily, we can prevent this from happening with a custom nightguard for you to wear to bed. This tray places a comfortable but sturdy cushion between your upper and lower arches, allowing you to sleep soundly with the knowledge that your smile will stay protected.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Each of our routine checkups includes an oral cancer screening. Far too often, oral cancer isn’t diagnosed early enough for a successful recovery, but we aim to catch and treat the condition in its early stages. With a detailed visual exam as well as digital imaging technology, our team can detect the initial symptoms of oral cancer, such as suspicious lumps, growths, or tissue discoloration. If we spot anything concerning, we can help you receive an official diagnosis and treatment if need be.
Curodont has redefined what it means to treat cavities. Once requiring extensive alteration to your existing dental structure, treating cavities now looks like a non-invasive, pain-free, and fast application of remineralizing liquid. This simple technique using advanced dental technology makes treating and protecting teeth from early signs of decay a breeze for both children and adults alike.