Preventative Treatments in Jonesboro
Your dental health and wellness are 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 home care routine. When you come to our office, we can determine how often you should come in for an exam, how frequently you need digital x-rays, and what type of dental cleaning will meet your health needs.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
When it comes time for your exam, use it as an 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. To this day, dental x-rays remain as one of the best ways to make an early oral diagnosis.
Professional Dental Cleanings
At Anthony Bartels DDS Family Dentistry, we customize your dental cleaning to match your needs. Not everyone gets the same type of cleaning because not everyone has the same needs. The type of teeth cleanings we offer are customized to support the oral health needs of each of our patients.
Whether you take excellent care of your teeth and need a simple cleaning or you’ve developed gingivitis and require periodontal treatment, we’ll tailor your cleaning appointment to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Our preventative services also include treatments such as fluoride that helps strengthen tooth enamel and minimize tooth decay. Dr. Bartels can also offer a fluoride application as a solution to treat sensitive teeth.
Another affordable and easy preventative treatment is dental sealants that Dr. Bartels applies to molars and premolars that have deep grooves that collect bacteria and lead to cavities. A dental sealant acts as a barrier between bacteria and the chewing surface and can help prevent decay for up to five years before we need to replace them.
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.