Preventive Dentistry – Arundel, ME
Your Smile’s First Stop For Better Care
Wearing a seatbelt, looking both ways before crossing the street, and even exercising are all preventive ways to avoid a wide variety of problems. Seeing your dentist regularly can serve the same function. At Arundel Family Dentistry, we believe in the power of preventive care, which is why we offer an array of dental services that are designed to minimize the potential for cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, and more. If it has been more than six months since your last dental appointment, call us to schedule one today for preventive dentistry in Arundel.
Why Choose Arundel Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- We Treat Entire Families
- Patients See What We See with Intraoral Cameras
- We Welcome Your Dental Insurance
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
For teeth and gums to stay in great shape year after year, they need to be professionally checked and cleaned every six months. Our dental team consists of top-notch clinical professionals who are passionate about protecting and improving smiles of all types. Using advanced technologies and diagnostic imaging to perform thorough dental exams and gentle teeth cleanings to clear away hardened plaque and tartar, we will leave you and your loved ones with smiles you will be eager to show off day after day.
Gum Disease Treatment
When bacteria attack your soft oral tissues, it’s only a matter of time before gum pockets form and the infection begins to impact your existing teeth and bone. To prevent your gum disease symptoms from worsening, we can perform a deep cleaning. Also known as scaling and root planing, this process clears away bad bacteria and plaque below the gumline before smoothing out tooth roots to encourage gum reattachment. Afterward, your mouth will begin to heal and improve over time.
Oral Cancer Screening
Lumps, patches of discolored tissue, and even persistent bad breath are all potential indicators of oral cancer. Affecting more than 50,000 people each year, this disease takes one life on average every hour in the U.S. This is why lifesaving oral cancer screenings are part of our regular dental checkups. Using Velscope technology, we can quickly spot any abnormalities and refer you to a local physician should you need further testing.
If you or a member of your family are prone to developing cavities, a fluoride treatment might be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Taking only seconds to complete, our team can apply this natural mineral solution to your teeth, offering them better protection against tooth decay while also helping to build up the enamel. Although commonly used on children’s growing smiles, fluoride is recommended for patients of all ages.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Worn tooth enamel and chronic jaw pain are two potential side effects of teeth grinding. Also referred to as bruxism, chronic teeth grinding is commonly caused by stress, but with a customized nightguard, we can help to minimize damage to your teeth and safeguard your smile night after night. Worn while asleep, it prevents the upper and lower arches from touching so that damage is avoided, and a better night’s rest can be achieved.
When chronic jaw pain and headaches become a problem, and you’re unable to open and close your mouth without experiencing a popping or clicking noise, it’s time to inquire about TMJ treatment. Using a variety of available treatments, our team can work to improve how your jaw and teeth align so that you are able to move your mouth in a way that makes speaking, smiling, and eating easier.