St. Louis Preventive Dental Care

At Crestwood Dental Group, we believe in being as conservative as we can in our treatment. This begins with the prevention of dental problems before they occur. We offer a variety of services to aid in the prevention of cavities and other dental problems.

Cleaning and Exam

We recommend periodic hygiene visits at least twice a year for your cleaning, X-rays and examinations. This is the best way to detect smaller issues before they turn into larger dental problems.

Deep Cleanings

Deep CleaningDuring our examinations and periodontal charting we sometimes detect the presence of gum disease. Most people are unaware these problems even exist until diagnosed at a preventive visit.

To help treat gum disease, we have to initially perform a deep cleaning. At Crestwood Dental Group our hygienists utilize a laser to help sterilize the pockets and kill the bacteria. They are highly trained in performing this procedure.

Sealants

These protective coatings can be placed over the grooves of the teeth in both children and cavity prone adults. Sealants can help prevent cavities from even starting.

Mouth Guards

We can make custom mouth guards to prevent damage from grinding/ clenching or for sports related activities. They can be made from impressions or even digital scans for people that cannot tolerate impressions.