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 Treatment

Protect your smile with our professional fluoride treatments. Our team is dedicated to preserving your dental health by applying fluoride, a natural mineral that strengthens enamel and helps prevent tooth decay. Safe and effective, our treatments are tailored to meet your individual needs, ensuring optimal oral hygiene and long-term dental wellness. Ask our team about fluoride treatment today and safeguard your smile for years to come.

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.