The goal of preventative dentistry is to help you avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues that compromise oral health.
Our Westland dentists offer a variety of preventative dentistry services to help you maintain a beautiful healthy smile. To learn more about the dental services we offer at Parkside Dental Team, click on the links below.
Our Preventative Dentistry Options:
Brushing and flossing your teeth aren’t enough to fully protect your oral health. You’ll also need to make sure you schedule a teeth cleaning with one of our dentists every 6 months. Only a dental professional will be able to remove hardened plaque called tartar so you can avoid tooth decay and gum disease.
If you haven’t been keeping up with routine teeth cleanings every 6 months, our dentists may recommend gum disease treatment. During a dental deep cleaning, we clean beneath the gum line to mitigate the effects of periodontal disease.
Gum Disease Treatments
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is caused by untreated plaque buildup on your teeth and gums. Our dentists can delay the damaging effects of gum disease through scaling and root planing.
We recommend you schedule a dental exam every 6 months so we can monitor your oral health. During your appointment, we’ll be able to discover gum and teeth problems before they threaten your health. Unlike other dentists, we provide comprehensive dental care by seeing how soft tissues and muscles affect your oral health.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If your child has deep grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of their molars (back teeth), our dentists may recommend dental sealants.
Oral Cancer Screening
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 37,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Approximately 8,000 of these diagnoses result in death. Fortunately, our Westland dentists use oral cancer screenings to catch mouth cancer in its early stages.