Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry Portage Mi Dentist

The condition of your mouth can affect the rest of your body so it is vital that you practice good oral hygiene habits every day to avoid harmful cavities.

Our dentist and staff recommend regular teeth cleanings, brushing, and flossing to maintain optimal oral health. Other services, such as dental sealants, can help prevent decay in those hard to reach spots.

Healthy teeth and gums at any age is important. We want to help you stay protected from various dental afflictions with our preventive dental services.

Teeth Cleanings

It is widely recommended that you receive a professional teeth cleaning every 6 months to remove buildup of dental plaque and tartar. Of course every patient is different, so there always exists the chance you’ll need to visit our Portage office sooner. Regular cleanings give our family dentist an opportunity to check in and detect any developing oral issues.

Oral Examinations

An oral examination is a huge part of preventive dentistry. Examinations typically consist of diagnostic X-rays, an evaluation of previous dental work, and screening for signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, or gum erosion. Routine oral examinations allow our team to catch serious problems early on before they become costly or damaging.

Dental Sealants

Highly effective in preventing cavities, dental sealants are thin coatings that can be painted or brushed onto the chewing surface of your molars as a preventive measure. Sealants are more commonly applied to children’s teeth, but adults can receive the treatment as well if your tooth structure makes you more susceptible to cavity formation.

Make Prevention a Priority

Our Portage, MI, family dentist wants to provide you with the best dental care so that your entire mouth can be at its healthiest. Contact us online to schedule an appointment or call Courtside Dental today at 269.327.1011.