Preventive Dentistry in Greenwood
Preventive Dentistry is caring for your teeth to keep your mouth and gums healthy. It includes at-home habits and behaviors to avoid cavities, prevent gum disease, limit enamel wear, and more and it also consists of consistent visits to Greenwood Dental Smiles for exams and cleanings. Daily brushing and check-ups are two of the most essential steps of preventive dentistry to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
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Primary Preventive Services
Oral Hygiene/ Cleanings
Oral hygiene is the process of caring for your teeth in order to keep your mouth and gums healthy. Practicing good oral hygiene will not only keep your mouth healthy, but it will also benefit your body as a whole.
We want your child to feel completely comfortable at our office, so we take extra care to make sure they have a positive experience that will lead them on a path to develop healthy habits for the rest of their lives.
If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease and have undergone scaling and root planing for treatment, periodontal maintenance takes the place of typical cleanings in your dental visit routine.
Dental sealants are a thin coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent decay. The sealant fills in and attaches to the grooves of the premolars and molars to act as a protective barrier for each tooth.