It’s simply common sense: stopping dental issues before they even start can save you and your loved ones a lot of time, money, and discomfort. With routine checkups, thorough cleanings, and many other preventive services, Drs. Davis, Roberts, Boeller, and Rife can give your family good reason to keep smiling. Has it been a while since you’ve had a checkup, or are you looking for a new dental home to have regular cleanings performed? Call us today to schedule your next appointment for preventive dentistry in Englewood, FL.
Both children and adults should have dental checkups and cleanings at least two times a year, allowing us to check for the warning signs of gum disease and decay at regular intervals. Our CT machine will give us a detailed view of your mouth (including the bone and other parts that would normally go unseen), and our intraoral cameras will allow us to share our findings with you in great detail. And of course, we’ll be sure to remove any plaque and tartar we find before they can lead to cavities.
Every year, thousands of patients learn that they have oral cancer, and roughly one person dies from the disease every hour. But the good news is that if the cancer is discovered as early as possible, your chances of survival significantly improve. That’s why we always take the time to perform an oral cancer screening during your checkups. We’ll let you know right away if we find any potential signs of cancer so that we can point you in the right direction for a full diagnosis and treatment.
When fluoride is ingested on a regular basis, your teeth will be stronger and more resistant to cavities as a result. This is the main reason why fluoride has been added to most community water supplies. However, if you or your loved ones could use additional exposure to fluoride, you can talk to us about having a professional treatment done. We can apply fluoride directly to your teeth in just a few minutes, but your smile will be enjoying the benefits for a long time.
Does your jaw constantly hurt? Are you always suffering from headaches in the morning? Are your teeth looking more worn down without any clear reason why? You could be experiencing bruxism – a condition where you habitually grind and clench your teeth. A nightguard can give you long-term relief from this problem by protecting your upper and lower arches from making direct contact with each other. We can customize your nightguard so that it fits perfectly inside your mouth.
You may have already heard how CPAP can help treat sleep apnea, but did you know that there’s a much quieter – and more comfortable – alternative? Oral sleep appliances help even CPAP-intolerant patients get a good night’s sleep again. Our SomnoMed brand sleep appliances are custom fit to gently move the lower jaw forward into a comfortable position so that your airway remain unblocked during the night. These appliances are easily adjustable and can be adapted to fit over crowns, bridgework, and other restorations.