Prevention is one of the best things you can do in dentistry! Keeping up with your regular visits and thoroughly cleaning your teeth at home are some of the best things you can do for a lifelong healthy smile! At Pure Smiles, we want to help you pave the way for a healthy smile for years to come!
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Regular exams and cleanings allow your dentist to check for any warning signs of decay or infection. Catching symptoms early is less expensive and also much better for your smile! At a regular check-up, you will receive a thorough cleaning, x-rays and a detailed exam. Regular cleanings help rid plaque and tartar buildup that daily brushing and flossing alone may not be able to rid. X-rays allow your dentist to catch signs of decay early and exams allow you to discuss any areas of concern with your dentist. Outside of home care, your regular check-ups are one of the most important things you can do to keep a healthy smile!
Dental sealants are applied to the back molars, creating a protective coating that can last for years. This coating protects the hard-to-reach areas of the molars, as well as their deep crevices. Sealants can help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Sealants can be applied during a regular visit.
Treatments of fluoride are often recommended by dentists to strengthen your teeth. Just like dental sealants, fluoride treatments are a fast application that can be done during a regular visit.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Caught early, oral cancer can oftentimes be successfully treated. Oral cancer screenings allow your dentist to check for any warning signs of cancer.
Fillings are used in teeth where cavities have been found. Once the decay is removed from a tooth, a tooth-colored filling is put in its place to seal the tooth and protect it from further damage.
Mouth Guards & Nightguards
For sports and activities, custom mouth guards are highly recommended! Mouth guards can protect you or your child’s smile from unnecessary injury and save your family from a dental emergency.
Nightguards are oftentimes used for patients who have trouble with teeth grinding at night. Patients with bruxism or TMJ may need a night guard as part of their treatment.
No one plans for a dental emergency, but our office receives calls weekly from patients with dental emergencies. We reserve slots throughout the day to accommodate emergency visits. If you find yourself in a dental emergency in Lima, OH, call our office right away and we will do our best to get you in as soon as possible and treat your pain.
If you have been given a treatment plan, diagnosis or recommendation from another dentist, we offer a second opinion visit to help you decide the best options for your smile. If you would like a second opinion on your dental treatment, call us today!