It’s become common knowledge that brushing and flossing are the most important steps you can take to protect your oral health at home. However, it doesn’t end there, as professional checkups, cleanings, and other preventive treatments also play a major role in your long-term oral health. At Warnick and Semder Dentistry, we provide all the treatments you need to remove harmful plaque and tartar and avoid dental disease and systemic diseases, including oral cancer. To get your next appointment scheduled, give our dental office a call today for preventive dentistry in St. Albans, WV!
We recommend all patients visit our dental office once every six months for a checkup and cleaning, This allows us to confirm the current state of your oral health as well as catch early signs of potential issues, then treat them. On top of thoroughly examining your oral structures, we’ll perform a detailed cleaning of all the surfaces of teeth, removing plaque and tartar as we go. These visits will also give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your oral health or at-home oral care.
If you notice jaw pain upon waking up or experience teeth sensitivity but aren’t sure why, there’s a possibility that you’re grinding and clenching your teeth at night and don’t even realize it. During your checkup, we’ll listen to your concerns and examine the condition of your teeth. If we believe that you’re suffering from bruxism, we’ll recommend a custom-made nightguard for optimum protection. This oral appliance is designed to fit your mouth exactly, ensuring the most comfortable fit and the best protection possible.
Did you know that thousands of Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year? In order to combat this epidemic, dentists around the country have been keeping a close eye out for the most common signs of oral cancer, including red or white patches inside the mouth or sores that do not heal after a two-week period. During your visit, we’ll closely examine your mouth, lips, tongue, hard and soft palate, throat and tonsils.
Fluoride is found in most oral care products as well as public drinking water for a very good reason. It’s because fluoride is essential to fighting and preventing tooth decay and gum disease. As part of your routine cleaning, we’ll perform a fluoride application, which only takes a few minutes to complete. Once applied, your smile will be better protected against cavity-causing bacteria and your tooth enamel will be stronger overall.
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