At Crestwood Dental Group in St. Louis, MO
, keeping your smile healthy through regular preventive care is at the heart of our practice. Making some time to visit our office twice per year for routine cleanings and exams is the best way to stay out of the dental chair for complex restorative treatments. We provide a variety of preventive dental services
to maintain healthy smiles for your whole family.
Taking care of your teeth and gums at home with daily brushing and flossing is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health, but it is easy to miss some spots or get to hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. That’s where professional dental cleanings come in. During a professional dental cleaning, we remove any bacteria, plaque, and tartar that have developed, which is vital to preventing decay and disease.
Examination of your teeth and gums
By taking a detailed look at your teeth and gums at your routine dental visits, we can detect any potential issues when they are in their early stages. Your check-up may include one or more of the following, depending on your oral health needs:
- A visual inspection of your teeth and gums
- X-rays to see the structures in your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye
- Oral cancer screening
Deep cleaning teeth and gums is sometimes necessary if gum disease has developed. During a deep cleaning, our highly trained hygienists use a laser to gently sterilize pockets that have formed in your gums and eliminate the bacteria contributing to the disease. This helps “reset” your teeth and gums to a healthier state before further treatment or home maintenance.
Sealants are an effective way to prevent decay in the deep nooks and crannies of molars. While sealants are often recommended for children once their adult molars have grown in, they are also a great option for adults who are susceptible to forming cavities.
Customized mouth guards
Protecting your teeth while you are playing sports or if you clench and grind your teeth at night is important for preventing tooth damage. We make sports mouth guards and dental night guards from either traditional impressions or digital scans for a comfortable, precise fit.
To schedule a preventive care visit for yourself or a member of your family, call Crestwood Dental Group today! (314) 463-5655