Preventive Dentistry

The best way to have a healthy smile is to protect it!

At Spring Grove Dental, we create customized preventive treatment plans for each member of your family to address their individual oral health challenges with the intention of keeping your smile healthy and comfortable.

Dental Exams and Professional Dental Cleanings

Regular oral health maintenance appointments such as dental exams and professional dental cleanings are the best way for us to monitor your teeth and gums and help keep you healthy!

Our dentists perform a complete exam of your teeth, gums, and the health of your jaw and bite. We can monitor any subtle changes and alert you to any conditions that may require immediate attention.

Your professional dental cleaning allows us to monitor the health of your gums and remove the tartar that collects in between visits. No matter how often you brush and floss, it is impossible to remove tartar in hard-to-reach areas such as between your teeth and below your gumline.

Our hygienists are experienced and gentle, even when it comes to deep cleanings or if you have some catching up to do. 

Fluoride Treatments and Sealants

Some people are more prone to dental decay than others. The bacteria that cause decay often run in families and sometimes transmit from one person to the next via kissing, sharing utensils, and even from mother to child.

If your family suffers from dental decay, we can protect your smile with fluoride treatments, which remineralize your enamel. By keeping your enamel strong, you can often avoid excessive decay.

Dental sealants create a barrier between your teeth and the foods you eat. We often place dental sealants for patients who frequently suffer from decay, have deep grooves in their teeth, or want a little extra reassurance. Dental sealants are inexpensive and long lasting. We simply paint them on your teeth, giving your smile added protection!

Nightguards and Athletic Mouthguards

An often overlooked area of preventive dentistry is guards, including nightguards and athletic mouthguards

Nightguards create a barrier between your upper and lower teeth to protect them from the damage caused by a nighttime clenching and grinding habit. A nightguard can prevent cracks, wear, and other damage to your teeth and the appearance of your smile. They also provide relief for sore jaws.

Athletic mouthguards are essential for our active patients! Playing sports is a great way to stay fit and experience the joy of teamwork, but stray hockey sticks, balls, and even the occasional elbow can damage your smile in an instant. Our custom athletic mouthguards are designed to absorb force from an unexpected blow.

Call to Schedule Your Next Preventive Dental Exam!

We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family! By investing in preventive dentistry, you may be able to avoid more complex dental care in the future.