Preventive Dentistry – Fairfield, OH
Stop Dental Issues Before They Appear
One of the biggest missteps people make when it comes to their oral health is they assume they only need to visit the dentist when a problem appears. However, if you’re experiencing dental discomfort, either in your teeth or gums, it’s likely that it could have been avoided if it were caught sooner. That’s where dental exams and cleanings come in. Dr. Dine is happy to provide not only exams and cleanings, but many other preventive treatments that protect your smile in the long term. Don’t wait; give our dental office a call and we’ll help you set up your next appointment for preventive dentistry in Fairfield, OH!
Why Choose Andrew Dine, DDS for Preventive Dentistry?
- Modern Dental Office Using Advanced Technology
- Calming Sedation Dentistry for Nervous Patients
- Caring and Accommodating Dentist and Team
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleaning
During your routine exam, we make use of an intraoral camera to take multiple photos of your mouth. This helps you stay more engaged during the examination and ensures you know exactly what’s going in with your oral health. Dr. Dine is also happy to perform routine dental cleanings himself, ensuring not hidden plaque or tartar remains following your appointment. By the of your visit, you’ll be feeling far more confident about your oral health!
Dentistry is essential at every age, but it’s particularly important for younger patients. Once teeth start to erupt, they can begin developing cavities. Our dental office is dedicated to making sure your child’s oral health remains positive going into adulthood, and we aim to do that by creating a calm, friendly and accommodating atmosphere that they can feel safe and welcome in. The sooner we ensure them the dental office is safe place to be, the easier their future visits will become.
Oral Cancer Screening
Much like gum disease, oral cancer has the potential to be a “silent killer” in the sense that it can cause very serious problems with your oral and overall health without you even realizing it. With tens of thousands of new cases every year, you can bet that Dr. Dine takes the opportunity to perform a thorough examination every time you visit for a routine checkup. This includes keeping an eye out for lumps, bumps, oral sores, and red or white patches of tissue.
Fluoride is found in the foods we eat, most public drinking water sources, and nearly all oral care products. This is largely because fluoride is extremely effective at lowering your risk for cavity development. On top of at-home brushing and flossing, Dr. Dine recommends patients receive fluoride treatment to protect enamel from cavity-causing bacteria found in plaque and tartar. While fluoride treatment is regularly recommended to children, it can also be quite beneficial for adults struggling with tooth decay.
Nightguards for Grinding
Teeth can begin to wear down and even get cracked as a result of constant grinding and clenching. While the causes of this condition can be varied, the treatment to protect your smile is relatively straightforward. Our dental office provides patients with custom-made nightguards that work to protect teeth comfortably and for many years to come. Compared to store-bought solutions, you get the most effective long-term solutions for chronic teeth grinding and clenching (also known as bruxism.)