Preventive Dentistry – Auburn, WA
How We Protect Your Smile
While common dental problems like cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss might seem inevitable, they can actually be completely avoided with the right care. In addition to brushing and flossing at home, you and your family should also attend at least two checkups and cleanings per year here at Auburn Dental Smiles. During these appointments, we can take care of any problems before you notice them and stop many from developing in the first place. Has it been more than six months since you or your child has visited the dentist? If so, contact us today to get scheduled for preventive dentistry in Auburn, WA.
Why Choose Auburn Dental Smiles for Preventive Dentistry?
- Ready to Care for Patients of All Ages
- 100% Personalized Approach for Each Patient
- Dental Insurance Accepted & Maximized
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
When you come in for a checkup and cleaning, not only will a hygienist systematically remove all cavity-causing tartar from your teeth, but you’ll also receive a thorough exam from your dentist so they can catch potential decay, damage, or infection as early as possible. This will enable our team to use fast, conservative care to preserve your smile so you don’t encounter more advanced problems down the road.
Dr. Manpreet and Dr. Navdeep are the parents of two young children, so they have plenty of experience working with younger patients and know how to make even the most nervous little one feel nice and relaxed in our dental office. We can tailor any of our services to suit your child as needed, plus we’ll teach them the basics of oral hygiene so they will develop healthy habits that will serve them well into adulthood.
Oral Cancer Screening
During your checkup, we’ll also keep an eye out for any suspicious growths, sores, or discolored patches of tissue that may indicate oral cancer. Detecting the disease early and treating it right away is proven to be the best way to handle it, dramatically increasing the rate of recovery. If we find something during your checkup, we can help you get a biopsy and diagnosis without delay.
Fluoride is a mineral found in many foods and natural water sources, and it’s often added to toothpaste because it helps strengthen the teeth and makes someone more resistant to getting cavities. If you or your child aren’t receiving enough fluoride at home, we can provide a topical treatment as part of your checkups and cleanings. It only takes a few minutes, but it will go a long way in ensuring your smile stays safe between appointments.
Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Millions of Americans clench their jaw and grind their teeth without realizing they are doing it, and for most, this only occurs while they are asleep. This kind of pressure can be very damaging to the teeth over time, leading them to develop sensitivity and even crack or break. Thankfully, we can give patients dealing with this problem a custom-made nightguard to wear to bed. This small oral appliance places a soft but sturdy barrier between the rows of teeth to prevent any harmful contact.