Preventive Dental Care

A healthy mouth promotes better overall health and well-being. Maintaining excellent oral health reduces a person's risk of dental decay, gum disease, diabetes, and heart disease. When your child has a healthy, beautiful smile, they also feel more self-assured and confident.

Our friendly and experienced team at Lake Marion Dental Care values each patient as an individual. Our primary goal as your dental provider is to ensure your optimal oral health so you can have a healthier, happier life without cavities or disease. 

Benefits of Having a Healthy Smile

There are countless benefits to having healthy, strong teeth and gums, some of which include: 

  1. Strong teeth promote proper nutrition as decay can soften tooth structure and make eating healthy foods difficult. 
  2. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy helps you avoid expensive restorative dentistry in the future. 
  3. Excellent oral health reduces your risk of developing cavities, gum disease, and other health issues. 
  4. A healthy smile is a beautiful smile! Excellent oral health can contribute to a better quality of life, happiness, and confidence. 

Our Preventive Dental Care Services 

Our compassionate and knowledgeable team provides various preventive care services, such as:

Dental Exams 

Routine dental exams help ensure excellent oral health and a problem-free smile. We check for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and more during exams. The sooner we identify any issues, the greater the chance to stop the problems and provide prompt treatment. 

Teeth Cleanings 

Regularly scheduled teeth cleanings help keep your teeth and gums healthy and disease-free. Our dental professionals use special instruments to remove plaque, tartar, and other bacteria that your toothbrush and floss can't reach. 

Dental X-Rays 

Periodic dental x-rays assist us in identifying any underlying oral health concerns—such as decay, gum disease, and impacted teeth—that we can't see during a visual exam. We also use these x-rays to monitor your oral health, as well as teeth and jaw development in children and teens.  

Fluoride and Sealants 

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can benefit children and adults alike. We recommend patients use fluoride toothpaste to prevent cavities and strengthen enamel. 

We use fluoride varnish and sealants at our Lakeville dental office to protect our patients' teeth from decay. We have also found fluoride varnish to improve some patients' problematic sensitivity areas. We offer sealants as needed. 

Some individuals have more prominent molar anatomy and would therefore benefit from sealants more than others. We also take the patient's cavity risk into account when recommending sealants.

Prevention Is the Best Medicine 

At Lake Marion Dental Care, we believe that prevention is the best medicine, and the best dental work is no dental work. 

Patients of all ages can drastically decrease their risk of cavities and other oral diseases by:

  • Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice daily
  • Flossing at least once each day
  • Eating a balanced, nutritious diet
  • Regularly visiting your dentist 

Your Healthiest Smile Awaits!

At Lake Marion Dental Care, we provide comprehensive treatment for patients of all ages, starting with preventive dental care. If you or a member of your family needs to schedule a dental appointment, please don't hesitate to give our friendly team a call. 

We look forward to caring for your smile at our Lakeville dental office!