Preventative Dentistry

Keep Your Smile Looking Great with Preventive Care in Avon
Prevention is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. At Vail Valley Dental Care, we offer preventative dentistry treatment for the entire family: teeth cleaning, X-rays, checkups, oral cancer screening, and cavity prevention (sealants and fluoride). By catching and treating problems early, we can help you avoid costly and complicated dental work in the future.

Professional Cleaning
Brushing and flossing at home, while certainly an essential preventive care practice, will not remove bacteria from hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. You need regular, professional cleanings to get rid of stubborn tartar above and below the gumline. During your cleaning appointment, our hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and bacteria from every surface of your teeth. Your teeth will also be polished to keep them smooth and prevent bacteria from sticking to the enamel.

Digital X-rays and Imaging
Your Avon dentist uses advanced digital X-rays and imaging for safe and accurate evaluation. Low-radiation digital X-rays can also be easily stored, transmitted, and enhanced for emphasis. This is a great way to see your mouth in detail and learn how dental treatment can improve for your smile makeover.

Along with dental cleaning and X-rays, checkups at our Avon dental office may also include oral cancer screening, a visual examination of your teeth and gums, and instruction on proper oral hygiene. We recommend that you visit us twice a year for a dental checkup, not just for you, but for your family dentistry, too. Patients with an increased risk of cavities and gum disease should visit us more frequently, however.

Dental Sealant and Fluoride Treatment
To protect cavity-prone teeth, Dr. Maloley offers dental sealants and fluoride treatment. Sealants are painted on the biting surfaces of the back teeth to prevent bacteria from entering the tiny grooves. Fluoride is used to strengthen the enamel and rebuild areas destroyed by plaque acids.

Benefits of Preventive Care
Taking care of your teeth and gums in order to prevent oral ailments, like gum disease and tooth decay, provides the obvious benefit of a healthier, longer-lasting smile. But that is not the only reason to practice preventive care. It could also save you a significant amount of money in dental care expenses.

In many ways, preventive care is the most important form of family dentistry, and even family health care, in general. Oral health ailments have a definite effect on the rest of your body. Not only does the health of your teeth greatly affect what you are able to eat, but infections that start in your mouth can spread throughout your body, causing a host of systemic health problems. The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to practice strong preventive care routines, including regular visits to Vail Valley Dental Care.

Come See Us Soon!
Schedule your dental appointment for preventive dental care today! Call 970-329-4585 to schedule an appointment, or fill out our convenient online form and one of our associates will contact you to determine the best time for you to come in.