Providing preventative dental care includes routine exams and cleanings, as well as patient education. At Norwood Dental, we love seeing our patients, but if we see you for less extensive procedures, we feel like we’re doing our job right! Learning the correct way to brush, floss, and take care of your oral health between routine visits keeps your oral health in top shape.
Preventative dental care is exactly what it sounds like – measures taken to avoid significant problems with your teeth and gums. Preventive dental care includes in-office treatments that protect your teeth as well as your oral hygiene regimen between regular office visits.
Our team is all about preventative treatment! First and foremost, regular office visits are possibly the most important measure you can take for your oral health. During your regular visits, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums for any signs of decay, disease, or other conditions. Early treatment is key to maintaining your oral health; seeing your dentist every six months will ensure that your teeth and gums stay in the best possible shape.
Some of the preventative treatments available at our office include
Grinding your teeth (also known as bruxism) is a common condition that can wreak havoc on your oral health. Grinding your teeth can wear down the surfaces of your teeth, damage the enamel, and even lead to headaches, jaw pain, cracking, and chipped teeth. Take preventative measures and get fitted for a night guard to prevent damage caused by grinding your teeth in your sleep.
A naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen your teeth, fluoride has been part of preventative dental care for decades. A fluoride treatment is especially necessary for patients who are prone to cavities, such as those who have weakened enamel.
At Norwood Dental, we like to say that it’s never too late for preventative dental care! Even if you are experiencing more severe conditions like tooth decay or advanced gum disease, there are always steps you can take to improve your oral health.
We are a judgment-free family dentist in Norwood, MN, driven by compassion and a love for the art and science of dentistry. If you need extensive dental work, our team works to make sure that you get the care and treatment you need.
We offer in-house payment plans to ensure that you can get the treatment that you need to better your oral and overall health.