In our daily lives, various factors impact the health of our smile, from the foods we eat to how well we brush and floss. Over time, these factors could mean cavities, gingivitis, and other serious issues for smiles of all ages. At Plaza Family Dentistry, we know the best way to ensure optimal oral health is to avoid these problems whenever possible. With preventive dentistry, we aim to do just that!
At checkup visits every six months, we keep a close eye on your family’s smiles, so we identify any risk factors for trouble. We then offer care to prevent cavities and avoid gum disease, so you’re less likely to need fillings or periodontal procedures. We also watch little smiles to monitor that baby teeth fall out on schedule and adult teeth erupt properly. We also screen adult patients for oral cancer.
During preventive visits, we also clean your teeth! A dental cleaning does what brushing and flossing alone cannot: remove all plaque and tartar. Cleaning away this bacterial buildup keeps teeth and gums strong.
Other preventive treatments may include athletic mouthguards to avoid damage, fluoride varnish to lower cavity risks, and consultation on prescription toothpastes and mouth rinses.
Schedule Your Next Preventive Service With Us
Our preventive dental services can help you stay on top of your oral health. Schedule an appointment by calling Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO, at (816) 531-8000.