Preventive Dentistry Protects Smiles in the Long Term
Achieving excellent oral health isn’t a one-time goal, like winning a race – it’s a lifelong commitment that requires constant maintenance, both at home through brushing and flossing and at a trusted dental office like Charlottesville Blue Ridge Dental or Crozet Blue Ridge Dental. Our doctors and hygienists will provide you and your loved ones with the professional support you need to keep smiling brightly throughout the years, preventing common dental problems before they get the chance to cause trouble. To schedule a checkup and cleaning, please don’t hesitate to give us a call here in Charlottesville or Crozet, VA.
Check-Ups & Cleanings
We strongly recommend that children, adults, grandparents, and everyone who falls somewhere in-between schedule regular visits to the dentist every six months, or twice each calendar year. Checkups and cleanings are essential when it comes to keeping teeth and gums at their best, and our team will be able to find decay or damage right away so that it isn’t allowed to grow into something more dangerous over time. After a comprehensive exam, one of our talented hygienists will thoroughly refresh your smile so that it’s free of plaque, tartar, food particles, and minor staining too.
The first experience a child has at the dentist’s office can influence how they feel about ongoing oral health care for many, many years to come. That’s why our teams do everything in their power to make sure your son or daughter’s first impression is truly an excellent one. We’ll help them feel comfortable and at ease in the treatment chair, and gentle services like checkups, cleanings, fluoride treatment, and more will give them a great foundation for happy, healthy teeth.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (more commonly referred to as teeth grinding) is a widespread oral health problem that can affect patients without them even knowing it. If you regularly wake up with jaw pain or hurting teeth, your teeth may be meeting in harmful ways while you sleep through the night. Thankfully, a nightguard from our Charlottesville or Crozet team can go a long way towards keeping your smile well-protected. We will design a custom-made model that fits comfortably and securely, creating a durable barrier that minimizes contact.
Oral Cancer Screening
There are tens of thousands of patients diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States every year, and nearly half of these cases will end in premature death within the next five years. To keep our patients safe and catch this dangerous condition as early as possible, our doctors will perform oral cancer screenings as part of every regular checkup. If we discover any symptoms that warrant a second look, we’ll guide you through the next steps towards a diagnosis.
Fluoride’s positive effects on oral health are numerous and well-documented – that’s why you can find this valuable mineral in most US tap water, as well as countless toothpastes and other hygiene products. If you or your children aren’t receiving enough exposure on a regular basis to fluoride, our team may suggest professional applications as a part of your family’s appointments. This process only takes a few minutes, and your tooth enamel will thank you for it.