Preventative & Family Dental Care

Preventative & Family Dental Care Preventive care doesn’t stop with checkups and cleanings. Our team offers a range of services to help patients prevent common problems and maintain good oral health.

Those services include dental sealants and oral cancer screenings as well as periodontal therapy and custom-made night guards.

Dr. Reeves will always assess your needs first before recommending any particular service. You can learn more about what we offer below.

 

 

Dental Sealants

Certain kinds of bacteria cause tooth decay. But with a service like dental sealants, you can enjoy extra protection from bacteria and decay. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces of teeth, which can sometimes have deep pits or grooves. Bacteria can hide in these spots, leading to decay. Our back teeth, specifically our molars, are especially vulnerable because they can be hard to reach with a toothbrush. Sealants can be applied quickly and will provide protection for as long as 10 years.

 

Periodontal Therapy

Dr. Reeves uses periodontal therapy to help patients treat periodontal disease. As one of the most common oral health problems, periodontal disease can have a significant impact on a patient’s oral and overall health. Not only is it the number one cause of adult tooth loss, it has also been linked with health problems like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and diabetes. In order to achieve optimal health, Dr. Reeves and his hygienist will come up with a treatment plan that best suits you.

 

Night Guards and Athletic Mouth Guards

A night guard is a special oral appliance designed to protect teeth from chronic, unconscious teeth grinding. Patients who struggle with teeth grinding often have the most trouble while asleep. A night guard will prevent teeth from becoming damaged by repeated grinding and clenching. We also offer custom-made athletic mouth guards for active patients. A mouth guard is an essential piece of equipment for any athlete, and a custom-made mouth guard will give your smile the added protection it deserves.

 

Silent Nite Snore Guard

Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer. However, there is a dentist-prescribed solution for a more restful night’s sleep: Silent Nite® sl. This affordable device is flexible, thin and comfortable for your patients, and it exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.

 

Oral Cancer Screenings

All too often, oral cancer isn’t diagnosed until it’s already so advanced that making a full recovery is impossible. Through regular screenings, Dr. Reeves aims to diagnose and treat oral cancer early. When oral cancer is diagnosed and treated at an early stage, the odds of making a full recovery are much higher.

Is it time for your next visit with Dr. Reeves? Call our office to schedule your appointment.