Preventative Treatments in Jonesboro
Your dental health and wellness is important to us. In fact, we strive for a dental practice full of healthy patients! The first step to achieving optimum oral health is to have a good preventative care routine. When you come to our office, we can determine how often you should come in for an exam, how often you need digital x-rays, and what type of dental cleaning will meet your health needs.
When it comes time for your exam, it is your opportunity to share any of your concerns and questions with Dr. Bartels. We encourage you to tell him about any new information regarding your health and any changes you may have noticed when it comes to your teeth and gums.
Then, Dr. Bartels will perform a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, bite, and jaw. He will let you know if he notices any changes or anything that needs your attention. That way, the two of you can discuss solutions right away.
Digital Dental X-Rays
When we take x-rays, it allows us to see what we cannot see with our eyes alone. Digital dental x-rays reveal signs of decay, infection, and bone loss. We take x-rays periodically, usually once yearly unless a problem arises.
Dental x-rays have always been among the lowest in radiation, even before the invention of digital x-rays. Now, improved equipment has eliminated more than 80% of the radiation necessary to take images. That means that your digital x-rays are safe, effective, and inexpensive. X-rays still remain one of the best ways to make an early diagnosis.
Professional Dental Cleanings
It might surprise you to hear that not everyone gets the same type of dental cleaning when they come to our Jonesboro, AR dental office. We offer a wide variety of cleanings that support the health needs of our patients. From a regular cleaning to periodontal treatment, we tailor your appointment to help you stay healthy.
We also offer a wide range of other types of preventative services such as fluoride treatments. Fluoride helps to strengthen your enamel and prevent tooth decay. It is also beneficial in the treatment of sensitive teeth.
Dental sealants are another affordable and easy dental treatment that can keep you from getting cavities. Dental sealants are clear coatings that we apply over the surface of your tooth to create a barrier between food particles, bacteria, and your chewing surface. They can help to prevent decay for up to five years before they need replacement.
As an added benefit to our patients who keep their regular hygiene appointments, we offer a program called Lifetime Whitening. That means that if you have professional whitening trays, you will receive a free tube of whitening gel just for being diligent about your hygiene appointments. That is a great reward to help you keep your teeth their whitest!
Call for Your Next Cleaning and Exam
Are you due for your next dental appointment? Call us right away so that we can find a time that works best for you.