Preventive Dentistry – Lawrence, KS
The Key to a Healthy Smile is Preventive Care
At Lawrence Dental Center, we hope to play an important role in our patients’ ability to maintain their natural, healthy smiles for a lifetime. With thorough preventive dentistry, like bi-annual checkups and cleanings, fluoride treatments, and oral cancer screenings, we aim to do just that. By spotting the early signs of oral health problems and treating them, we can help save you money and time by preventing the small issues from wreaking havoc on your smile.
Why Choose Lawrence Dental Center for Family Dentistry?
- In-Network with Several PPO Policies
- Comprehensive Dentistry In One Location
- Experienced Team of Dentists
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Our team, along with the American Dental Association, recommends that patients receive checkups and cleanings from their dentist in Lawrence every six months. During these appointments, we’ll capture diagnostic images, like X-rays, and look for the early signs of oral issues. If we spot anything, we’ll develop a treatment plan to restore your oral health. Finally, before you leave, we’ll thoroughly clean your teeth and polish them so your smile feels refreshed and healthy.
Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that’s produced by rocks and found in other organic items, like fresh fruits and vegetables and the air. It’s known to strengthen the outermost protective layer of teeth, called the enamel, which is responsible for preventing cavity formation and dental infections. If you aren’t receiving enough of this, we can place a fluoridated gel or varnish onto your teeth to reduce your chances of developing cavities.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is an incredibly deadly disease, especially when it’s not caught in its earliest stages. By providing routine oral cancer screenings at each of your bi-annual checkups, our team’s goal is to spot the small symptoms of this disease before it has a chance to spread to other areas of your body and becomes harder to treat. We’ll thoroughly examine your throat, lips, oral tissues, and tongue in search of abnormalities. If we do spot anything, we can refer you for additional testing.
Nightguards for Grinding
Do you wake up with a sore jaw? Have you noticed that your molars look ground-down and flat? These are two of the most noticeable and common signs of a condition called bruxism, or the nightly grinding and clenching of your teeth. To help prevent enamel erosion, broken or fractured teeth, and TMJ dysfunction, we offer customized acrylic nightguards. A nightguard will shield your teeth from each other, hopefully helping you avoid a trip to the emergency dentist and other problems from arising down the road.