Preventive Dentistry – Grove City, OH
The Key to Good Oral Health in the Long-Run
Preventive dental care is one of the most important focuses at Park Street Dental of Grove City because we want to make sure that our patients’ smiles stay intact and healthy for a lifetime. With bi-annual checkups and cleanings for children and adults, fluoride treatments, and a variety of other services, we’re able to keep your oral health in tip-top shape and minimize the chances of you or a loved one needing a more invasive treatment down the road with preventive dentistry in Grove City, OH.
Why Choose Park Street Dental of Grove City for Preventive Dentistry?
- We Treat Patients of All Ages
- Our Team is Great with Nervous Patients
- We Never Rush Treatments or Cleanings
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association, as well as dentists everywhere, recommends visiting a dentist once every six months for a checkup and cleaning to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. At these appointments, we’ll conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to make sure that you don’t have any lingering problems. If we do spot any oral health issues, we’ll let you know and develop a treatment plan to take care of it before it has a chance to progress. Finally, we’ll clean all plaque and tartar from the surface of your smile and polish your teeth to leave you feeling refreshed and healthy.
Oral Cancer Screening
At each of your checkups and cleanings, your dentist will perform a thorough oral cancer screening in search of any signs of this deadly disease, like rough red and white patches in the mouth or other abnormalities. Our goal is to spot these signs as early as possible to increase the chances of successful treatment and hopefully, save a patient’s life.
Fluoride is a mineral with a unique ability to strengthen tooth enamel. Enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth that helps to prevent cavities and other oral health issues. Without regular fluoride exposure, you could find yourself at a higher risk of developing decay. For extra protection, we may suggest a quick and easy fluoride treatment at each of your checkups and cleanings.
Dental sealants are a great way to prevent cavities throughout your life. They’re thin, white shields that we can brush over the biting surface of your teeth to keep food debris from gathering in the pits and grooves of your molars. Over time, this debris can attract harmful oral bacteria, leading to oral health problems like cavities and gum disease. We typically recommend dental sealants for children because they’re still learning how to properly take care of their smiles; however, if you’re an adult, they could still be a great preventive treatment for you!
Do you participate in contact sports? We offer custom-crafted, durable acrylic sportsguards that comfortably fit in your mouth as you run, jump, and score. With one of our mouthguards, you’ll be able to play more confidently knowing that your teeth and jaw are well-protected.
Nightguards for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding/Clenching)
If you grind and/or clench your teeth as you sleep (a condition known as bruxism), you may wake up in the morning with a dull, thumping headache, notice that your teeth are more sensitive and look worn-down, or experience jaw tension and discomfort on a regular basis. Protect your teeth and jaw joints today by getting a custom-fitted nightguard. Your dentist will design it based on your unique dental structure, providing you with a comfortable way to get a worry-free night of rest.
If you’re looking for a dentist for your little one, we offer children’s dental services as well! Our goal is to make each child’s experience at our dental office enjoyable, fun, and educational, and we go out of our way to help them feel right at home as they receive their checkups and cleanings alongside you! We enjoy collaborating with parents to help improve their child’s oral health and are happy to recommend at-home oral hygiene products as well.
Do you get overwhelmed at the immense number of options you have for toothpaste, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes when you walk down the oral hygiene aisle at your local store? We understand how hard it can be to know what product is right for your smile and which ones are duds. That’s why we’re happy to recommend trusted, ADA-approved dental hygiene products that we believe will work perfectly for your unique smile and keep it healthy for years to come.
Deep Cleanings (Gum Disease Treatment)
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the country, estimated to impact one out of every two adults. The longer this condition has to progress, the more dangerous it can become, and the more damage it could cause your smile. Your dental team will thoroughly examine your gums and teeth at each of your checkups and cleanings for signs of gum disease. If they spot anything, they may suggest gum disease therapy to help reverse or minimize the symptoms.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a thorough, two-step deep clean process that typically takes place over the course of one or two appointments. During the first step, your dental team will thoroughly clear away all plaque and tartar in the pockets of your gums. Then, they’ll remove any hardened deposits of bacteria from the roots of your teeth, which will allow your gum tissue to healthily reattach and continue protecting your teeth from further damage.