Maintain Your Healthy Smile
Keeping your smile healthy and beautiful requires a combination of consistent at-home care and regular visits to the dentist. At Mississippi Dental Center in Jackson, MS, we offer a wide range of preventive dentistry services to protect against oral health issues. Dr. Paula Stewart, Dr. Stewart Strange, and Dr. Anna McVey are dedicated to helping our patients maintain their smiles at any age. With services for your entire family, our team can educate you on more effective at-home hygiene tips as well as provide tailored treatment options.
Twice-yearly exams are the simplest way to catch harmful conditions in their earliest stages.
The Benefits of Preventive Dentistry
No matter your age, you can benefit from preventive dentistry. Proper dental care can help you avoid or reduce the effects of:
Preventing these oral issues can also protect your overall health. Several serious health concerns have been linked to poor oral hygiene, including:
Consistent preventive care can also help save you money. The treatments involved in keeping your smile healthy cost significantly less than restorative procedures, such as fillings, root canals, and dental implants. Our team can help you minimize the need for more extensive treatment by maintaining your oral health.
Our Preventive Dental Services
At Mississippi Dental Center, we offer a wide range of dental treatments, including many preventive dentistry procedures.
Exams and Cleanings
Starting from a young age, every patient should have their teeth cleaned and examined at least twice a year. Our doctors provide comprehensive oral exams to monitor the health of your smile. Our hygienists can perform a professional cleaning at the same time. During this appointment, we can also give you advice on the best tools and techniques for caring for your smile at home.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance which strengthens tooth enamel to prevent decay and cavities. At Mississippi Dental Center, we use silver diamine fluoride, a more effective type of fluoride. Silver diamine fluoride is useful for reducing hypersensitivity and for helping pediatric and elderly patients stop decay and remineralize their teeth.
A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating which protects the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Typically placed over the molars, sealants reduce the risk of cavities. Our doctors typically recommend sealants for children. However, adults who are prone to decay can also benefit from dental sealants.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Catching oral cancer early is the best way to ensure treatment is successful. Our doctors perform oral cancer screenings at every dental exam. If they identify potential areas of concern, you may need a biopsy.
Taking care of your teeth at home is just as important as attending regular cleanings at our office. You should floss daily and brush your teeth at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste.
Preventive dental care is a simple, cost-effective way to maintain your oral health and overall well-being.
In addition, a balanced diet can help protect your teeth by providing the nutrients they need to stay strong and healthy. Limit the number of sugary and acidic beverages you consume, drink plenty of water, and focus on eating wholesome foods.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Our team at Mississippi Dental Center is dedicated to helping our patients keep their smiles strong and healthy. If you are interested in learning more about our preventive dentistry services, contact our office online or call (601) 987-8722 today.