Preventive Dentistry Windham

Preventing Problems So Your Smile Can Shine

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They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, which is why so many dentists emphasize the importance of preventive care. At Roosevelt Dental, we believe that reducing the risk of potential problems is the best way to achieve a healthier smile, and we do this through general exams and teeth cleanings, oral cancer screenings, gum disease treatment, and much more. Call our office today if you or a member of your family could benefit from a six-month preventive dentistry visit with our Windham dental team.

Why Choose Roosevelt Dental for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Patients of All Ages Are Welcome
  • Your Dental Insurance Plan is Welcome
  • Modern Dental Technology for Greater Patient Care

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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Every six months, your dentist should examine your teeth, gums, bite, and nearby facial structures for any possible signs of tooth decay, oral cancer, gum inflammation, or misalignment. These issues can worsen over time if left untreated, which is why at-home oral hygiene is often not enough. With a thorough dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning, we can mitigate future problems while removing any hardened plaque and tartar from teeth and gums.

Gum Disease Treatment

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Bacteria that attack the soft oral tissues inside your mouth often cause bleeding, inflammation, and tenderness. This initial phase of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis, which increases the risk of bone and tooth loss. To minimize the possibility of declining gum health, we can implement scaling and root planing to remove harmful bacteria within the gum pockets, encourage gum reattachment, and reduce reinfection in the future.

Oral Cancer Screening

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People who smoke are not the only ones susceptible to oral cancer. It can manifest for many reasons, and if regular visits to the dentist’s office are not part of your routine, the symptoms can remain undetected, resulting in a grim outlook. But with oral cancer screenings during your six-month checkups, our team can detect early signs using the most advanced technology as well as get you the help you need to increase your survival rate if we find any areas of concern.\

Fluoride Treatment

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While young smiles are most commonly recommended for fluoride treatment, adults can also benefit from this preventive solution. If you’re not getting enough exposure to fluoride through your tap water, foods, or toothpaste, you may find that you have more cavities than others. With an extra dose of fluoride, which can be administered via your six-month cleaning, we can better protect your teeth from decay while also allowing them to strengthen between appointments.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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If you struggle with bruxism, you may notice that your teeth grinding or clenching is causing pain to form in your jaw joints. Your dentist might also find that your tooth enamel is wearing down. These problems can result in temporomandibular joint (TMD) disorder, teeth sensitivity, gum recession, and more, so we can have a custom nightguard created for you to wear while you sleep. This barrier protects your teeth from touching so that you wake up rested knowing your smile is safe from the harm of grinding and clenching.

TMJ Treatment

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a serious problem that forms as a result of a misaligned bite, stress, teeth grinding, or facial trauma. Our team will evaluate your head, neck, and mouth to identify the underlying cause so that proper treatment can be administered. This may include a custom oral splint, which we can have created for you to wear, alleviating the tension on your jaw muscles and joints, and allowing for more fluid, pain-free movement.