Edwards Family Dentistry

Preventive Care

Maintaining Your Oral Health

Regular visits to the dentist have been proven to help prevent dental decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Dr. Edwards and our Hygiene Team work together to monitor your dental health and perform preventive treatments to help keep your smile healthy.

Our recommended Preventive Care Program includes:

Routine Cleanings and Checkups

We recommend that our patients visit our office every 3-6 months for routine checkups, cleanings and periodontal maintenance. At this visit, we will take necessary digital x-rays, and Dr. Edwards will perform a thorough dental examination to evaluate the condition of your teeth and jaw joints. We may recommend fluoride treatments for your child to help prevent tooth decay.

At each checkup visit, Dr. Edwards and our Hygienists will measure your gums to look for signs of periodontal (gum) disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and infection.

Read more about Periodontal Care

Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is a plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surface of a tooth to seal deep grooves that can sometimes be an entry point for decay-causing bacteria. Sealants create a smooth surface that is easier to keep clean and can last for years.

Sealants require no drilling or anesthetic and are a great preventive procedure for children to help protect permanent teeth.