Preventive Dentistry in Summerville, SC
At Finkbine Family Dentistry, we take prevention very seriously. The only way you can achieve the healthiest smile possible is by preventing problems from occurring in the first place.
There are two key elements to prevention – routine visits for cleanings and exams and conscientious oral hygiene. If you follow these steps and maintain a healthy diet, the good news is that you may never have to worry about dental problems again.
We Are Your Partner in Oral Health Care
You aren’t expected to know everything about dental treatments and which may or may not be right for you. That’s why we’re here!
Our team takes the time to build a relationship based on mutual trust and respect. We want to get to know you so we can understand your daily habits and, as necessary, educate you to take the proper steps needed to achieve your oral health goals.
Some of the preventive services we offer are:
Dental Exams – When you visit us twice a year for exams, we have the opportunity to monitor your oral health over time, note any problems, and address them appropriately. Dr. Dale and Dr. Megan use technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to show you exactly what’s happening with your teeth and why we need to address the problem. Then we will help you make a decision about your treatment that you feel comfortable with.
Professional Dental Cleanings – Semi-annual cleanings with one of our skilled hygienists ensure that your smile is healthy and free of problems like periodontal disease. If we do find signs of gum infection, we will make recommendations that will get your oral health back on track. And because we care about your overall well-being, every exam and cleaning includes an oral cancer screening.
Fluoride Varnish – When kids are little, we have a unique opportunity to help them on the road to a lifetime of worry-free smiles. In some cases, we may recommend a topical application of fluoride to protect their precious teeth. This is a simple process that only takes minutes, but the results can last a lifetime.
Dental Sealants – Sealants are a thin coating of plastic that we apply to teeth that have deep grooves and uneven surfaces, like molars. These teeth can be hard to clean properly, and a sealant application protects the tooth and minimizes the risk for cavities in those areas. We usually use sealants for children, but adults who have healthy teeth with no previous dental work can also benefit from the treatment.
Please Call for an Appointment
In the decades we have been practicing, we have seen how a healthy, confident smile can transform a person’s life. Let us show you how easy it is to enjoy the security of knowing that your smile is healthy and problem-free!
Please call our Summerville, SC dental office to make an appointment!