Preventative Dental Care

It’s a well-known fact that taking proper care of your teeth will provide a lifetime of good oral health. Unfortunately, though, prevention through good oral health practices is often not a priority for many people. At Cottonwood Dental Associates, we understand the importance of prevention and pass this information on to you so you can easily understand why proper preventative care for your teeth is essential.

Our team is committed to helping improve your oral health in the most conservative, cost-effective way possible. We understand that the cost of dental treatment is a big issue for everyone these days. But consider the fact that most dental insurance covers 100% of the cost of dental exams and cleanings. When you compare that to more involved treatments that may or may not be covered, you can see that prevention is the obvious choice.

Preventative Services That Protect Oral Health

Regular dental exams help us find problems like gum disease and tooth decay that may be developing without your knowledge. State-of-the-art digital x-rays let us see what’s going on deep inside your teeth, allowing us to create a treatment plan that will address these problems while they are still minor. Every exam also includes an oral cancer screening so we can find potential problems in their earliest stages.

Scheduling dental cleanings every six months is, without a doubt, the easiest way to ensure that you and your family enjoy good oral health. Depending on what our hygienist finds during your cleaning, she may recommend more frequent cleanings to stay a step ahead of potential problems.

During a routine cleaning, our hygienist gently removes the build-up of plaque and tartar on your teeth and around your gum line. Plaque and tartar that linger on your teeth can lead to periodontal disease and risk damaging your long-term oral health.

Fluoride treatments are another effective tool for helping to maintain oral health. There’s a good chance that you and your family receive sufficient amounts of fluoride through food and water supplies. During your regular exams, our doctors will decide if fluoride treatments should be a part of your oral health care. 

Dental sealants are a thin protective coating applied to the grooves and the chewing surface of your teeth. Sealants smooth over the deep natural grooves of molars, making them easier to clean and reducing the risk of decay.

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you and your family to keep your teeth healthy and strong. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes all aspects of your oral health needs, lifestyle, and budget into account.

Please contact our Salt Lake City dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment for a cleaning and exam at your convenience.