Preventive Dentistry Protects Stuart Smiles
Our number one goal at Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart is to make sure your smile is as healthy as possible, and that’s exactly what we can accomplish with preventive dentistry. These services, ranging from checkups and cleanings to oral cancer screenings, will help you avoid troublesome dental issues so we don’t have to fix them later. With them, you’ll enjoy a strong, problem-free smile you’ll never have to give a second thought! Is it time for your next preventive appointment? If so, please give us a call today!
Checkups & Cleanings
Your entire experience with us will begin with a thorough and refreshing checkup and cleaning. With just two of these each year (or every six months), we’ll be able to stop many dental problems before they even start!
With a checkup (also known as an oral exam), Dr. Crary or Dr. Bacha will take the time to learn all they can about your dental health so they can formulate a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique needs. After that, a cleaning from one of our hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth and give them a nice polish at the end for good measure!
We just love serving Stuart’s littlest smiles! Early-age dental appointments are absolutely essential to making sure your child’s smile gets off to a strong start, and we’re more than ready to handle that responsibility. Our entire office has years of experience with children (Dr. Crary and Dr. Bacha are both mothers themselves), so we’ll know exactly how to take care of their teeth and ensure they have fun, comfortable appointments every time.
The back teeth tend to be the most susceptible to developing cavities because their rough surfaces are prone to trap food particles and plaque and are rather difficult to brush, especially for young children. To give these teeth a little bit of extra protection, we can use what is called a dental sealant. This is a thin, clear layer of a plastic-based substance that is applied directly to the teeth to establish an invisible barrier that plaque, acids, and food particles cannot penetrate, effectively safeguarding the teeth from both decay and cavities.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism is a very common condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth while they sleep. Over time, this can wear down the teeth, make them more sensitive, and eventually cause them to break! If this is a problem for you, then we may recommend that you wear something called a nightguard to bed. It will place a comfortable protective barrier between your teeth so they are safe from grinding during the night.
Mouthguards & Sportsguards
Dental injuries are actually one of the most common types of sports injuries, so if you or your child regularly hit the field, mat, or court, make sure you do so with a protective mouthguard. We can provide you with a custom-made guard that will be much stronger and more comfortable than anything you can buy at the store. You’ll be able to speak and breathe much more easily, and you can have the peace of mind that your smile is fully protected.
Oral Cancer Screening
Early detection is absolutely essential to the successful treatment of oral cancer, which is exactly why Dr. Crary and Dr. Bacha recommend that everyone should have at least one oral cancer screening per year. They will perform one as part of your regular checkups to make things nice and easy. It only takes a couple of minutes, but it’s literally the couple of minutes that could save your life.
Children and adults alike benefit from fluoride’s teeth strengthening properties every day. You’ll most often find it in toothpastes and public water sources, but to make sure your family’s smiles stay extra-strong between appointments, we can provide you with a topical fluoride treatment at your regular checkups. It only takes a few minutes, is completely painless, and it’s one of the best ways we can keep your family cavity-free year round.