Preventive Dentistry – Jacksonville, FL
The Secret to a Smile That’s Healthy for a Lifetime
What’s better than treating an oral health problem early on? Keeping it from ever developing in the first place! With preventive dental treatments, like routine checkups and cleanings, we aim to keep your teeth and gums healthy, minimizing your need for invasive and costly dental procedures and emergency dental care. Below, you can find some services that we offer to keep your oral health on the right track throughout your life.
Why Choose Distinctive Dentistry by Mullens & Nguyen for Preventive Dentistry?
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. During these visits, our team will conduct a thorough visual and tactile examination of your mouth as well as routine X-rays. If we spot the early signs of any issues, we’ll develop a treatment plan to take care of them before they can cause additional harm to your smile. Finally, we’ll clean and polish your teeth to leave your grin feeling refreshed and healthier than before you entered through our doors.
Nightguards for Bruxism
The nightly grinding and clenching of your teeth, also known as a condition called bruxism, can have a dire impact on the health of your teeth and jaw joints. Sustained force, tension, and pressure from this action can not only cause your teeth to break or crack, but also affect the function of your temporomandibular joints, or the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull. Our customized acrylic nightguards are made to absorb the pressure caused by nightly grinding and spare your teeth and jaw joints from damage and discomfort.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that’s produced by rocks and can also be found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Many cities and towns also add it to their local water supply because it has been proven to prevent cavity development by strengthening the outermost protective layer of teeth, called the enamel. If we notice that you may not be receiving enough fluoride in your diet, we can supplement it by applying a varnish to your teeth. These treatments are fast, easy, and a great way to provide your pearly whites with a little extra protection.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer can be a life-threatening disease, especially when it’s not spotted in its earliest stages. At each of your checkups and cleanings, we conduct a screening for oral cancer using a special device called OralID. It uses fluorescent technology to aid our team in seeing any abnormalities in the oral tissue, such as oral cancer or pre-cancer. The process is fast, easy, and life-saving.