Preventive Dentistry – Glenpool, OK
Keeping Your Smile Safe
Our dentists offer a full spectrum of services in Glenpool, including a wide range of preventive and general treatments. We see patients of all ages, so every member of your family can enjoy optimal oral health. Our general dentistry program is designed to help you avoid problems such as gum disease and oral cancer, and we treat common dental issues, such as cavities, quickly. If you want to learn more about the general dentistry services that we provide to help patients maintain their optimal oral health, call the 918 Dentist of Glenpool team to schedule preventive dentistry at our Glenpool, OK dental office.
Why Choose 918 Dentist of Glenpool for Preventive Dentistry?
- Experienced Dentists Using the Latest Technology
- One-Stop-Shop for Dental Needs
- All Insurances Welcome
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
When you visit our dental office for a general dentistry appointment, you’ll receive a comprehensive exam and consultation. We begin with a full set of digital X-rays that give us a view between the teeth and of the teeth roots with up to 90% less radiation than with traditional X-rays. Then, we’ll inspect each tooth for signs of decay, check the occlusion (the way your bite comes together), assess the health of your gums, and provide an oral cancer screening. Together, these general dentistry measures can help us spot trouble and stop it before it turns into a more advanced dental disease that requires more costly and invasive treatments.
During your checkup, we will be able to confirm if your at-home oral care is sufficient and provide advice on how you can improve it if needed. You can also ask us any questions or address any concerns you might have during your checkup.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer claims one life every hour on average in the US alone, and of those who are diagnosed this year, only 50% will live five years or longer. With dramatic statistics like those, it’s easy to see why our team wants to help patients with screenings and early diagnosis of oral cancer-- this quick exam could save your life! Since oral cancer goes undiagnosed so often, it’s just another reason why visiting our dental office every six months is crucial to your long-term oral health. This is especially true if you carry multiple risk factors for oral cancer.
The sooner your oral cancer is caught, the easier it is to build a treatment plan and implement it over time. Instead of waiting for an issue to appear, you can get the regular screenings you need to ensure your oral and overall health is left intact.
Getting enough fluoride from the water you drink, the toothpaste you use, and the food you eat could mean the difference between keeping your teeth intact and developing a cavity. If you or your children could use a little extra protection, we can provide a fluoride treatment during your next checkup. The fluoride will be applied topically in the form of a rinse, foam, gel, or varnish. This simple procedure can lower the risk of decay by 43% in children and adolescents.
Nightguards for Bruxism
The American Dental Association has stated that 10% to 15% of adults have bruxism, a condition where the teeth grind or clench together during sleep. Bruxism often results in a sore jaw, a dull headache, and tooth pains, and over time it could cause severe dental damage. We can customize a nightguard for you to help alleviate your symptoms; the appliance will act as a barrier that prevents your upper and lower teeth from making direct contact.
At-Home Dental Care
As important as they are, regular checkups and cleanings aren’t enough to maintain optimal oral health. You also need to have an excellent oral hygiene routine at home, and you need to make sure that the tools you’re using (toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss and so on) are reliable and effective. We’re more than happy to recommend the highest quality products on the market to help you keep your smile in top shape until your next appointment.