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Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

The best way to achieve a healthy, beautiful, and functional smile for life is by preventing any oral health problems from occurring. While brushing and flossing daily is necessary, it typically takes more to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. That’s where preventive dentistry comes in. Preventive dentistry encompasses a wide range of dental services, each one designed to prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.

Our Preventive Dentistry Services Include:

  • Child Prophylaxis – Every day plaque builds-up on the tooth’s surface. In order to keep your child’s teeth clean and plaque-free, he or she will need a dental prophylaxis, or dental cleaning. This procedure is typically pain-free, granted your child has good oral health. We recommend scheduling your child’s appointment every 6 months.
  • Adult Prophylaxis – The foods you eat and the beverages you drink all contribute to a build-up of plaque over time. A quick-fix would be your daily and nightly brushing, but in order to maintain the health of your teeth, a dental prophylaxis, or dental cleaning, is necessary. We recommend scheduling your dental prophylaxis every 6 months, or as-needed.
  • Digital X-Rays – Sometimes, serious oral health problems can’t be seen by the naked eye. That’s where digital x-rays come in. Digital x-rays take safe and extremely accurate images of your teeth, gums, and surrounding structures. This advanced dental technology helps your dentist make the best diagnosis and treatment recommendations for your smile.
  • Night Guards – If you suffer from bruxism, which is teeth grinding while you sleep, you may benefit from a night guard. Night guards are a custom made and extremely comfortable way to put a stop to your unconscious nighttime grinding and all the tooth erosion, weakened enamel, jaw pain, soreness, and more that comes with it.
  • Nitrous Oxide – Don’t let your dental fears or anxieties keep you from going to the dentist and receiving the oral health care your smile needs. Instead, finally relax in the dentist’s chair with nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, this type of dental sedation uses a nasal mask that provides a calm and almost euphoric feeling during your dental treatments. Not to mention, it wears off quickly so you can safely drive home.
  • Oral Cancer Screenings – Oral cancer is a serious, life-threatening disease. Luckily, the earlier it’s detected by an oral cancer screening, the greater the possibility of successfully treating it. These annual screenings are quick, painless procedures that involve a simple examination of your teeth and gums to search for any signs of oral cancer.


Don’t take the risk. Avoid serious, painful, and costly dental problems and help keep your smile looking and feeling great with preventive dentistry at LP Dental and Cosmetic. Contact our experienced dental team for more information about our preventive dentistry services or to request an appointment today!

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