Preventive Dentistry in Redmond, WA

At Essence of Dentistry, we view dentistry as more than a collection of treatments and procedures. We offer a holistic approach to dental care and believe in prioritizing preventive care to help patients maintain vibrant smiles and live happier and healthier lives.

Preventive dentistry is all about maintaining the health of your teeth and gums and the brightness of your smile. It encompasses oral care treatments and procedures as well as habits that can help you prevent common oral health issues like cavities and gum disease. Our experienced dentists in Redmond, WA, offer preventive dentistry services like checkups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and more to support you in your goal of maintaining long-term oral health.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on maintaining a healthy mouth through procedures like regular checkups and cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments. At Essence of Dentistry, our experienced dentists provide a host of preventive services for patients of all ages.

Because one of our main goals is to promote whole-body health, our dentists also provide advice and support to patients to develop and maintain routines and habits that safeguard not only their teeth and gums but also their overall health.

Preventive Dentistry Procedures

Checkups and Cleanings

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are the cornerstones of preventive dentistry. By visiting our dentists on a regular basis, you can keep your teeth clean and your smile bright and also prevent issues like gum infections and tooth decay.

During a regular checkup and cleaning appointment, our hygienist will clean your teeth thoroughly, removing built-up plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. Our experienced dentist will also examine your mouth to identify and address any early signs of problems like cavities, gingivitis, oral cancer, and more. By identifying these issues early, we can address them before they cause discomfort or become more complex.

At the end of your appointment, our dentist will provide valuable advice on the best at-home dental care practices that can keep your mouth healthy between visits. This includes:

  • Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing once a day
  • Rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day
  • Avoiding tobacco use
  • Eating healthy
  • Limiting your consumption of sugary foods and drinks
  • Seeing our dentists for regular checkups and cleanings as recommended

Cavity Prevention

The best way to prevent cavity formation is to practice good oral hygiene habits and get regular professional cleanings and checkups. Good at-home oral hygiene habits that help prevent cavities include brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing once a day, and reducing the amount of sugar in your diet.

At our dental office, we can help you prevent cavities through regular cleanings and checkups, as well as specialized procedures like sealants or fluoride treatments. Regular checkups are essential in preventing cavities because, in many cases, they may not be visible to the naked eye. Our dentists use X-rays to check for decay between teeth and under existing fillings or crowns.

Sensitivity Prevention

Gum recession and enamel demineralization are two of the main causes of tooth sensitivity. At Essence of Dentistry, our dentists are highly trained and have extensive experience in identifying the root causes of tooth sensitivity and addressing this issue before it progresses.

To prevent sensitivity and alleviate your discomfort, our dentists can apply bonding agents or sealants to your teeth or recommend specialized treatments such as fluoride applications. These treatments strengthen enamel, prevent inflammation, and promote tissue regeneration

Tooth Restoration

When your teeth are damaged or decayed, our dentists can restore them and prevent further damage with restorations like fillings, inlays, onlays, or crowns. Our dentist will assess the extent of the damage and explain your treatment options in detail so that you can make an informed decision.

We offer multiple options for tooth fillings, including amalgam and tooth-colored fillings, and inlays, onlays, and crowns made from durable materials like porcelain or composite resin.

Damage Prevention

Our dentists in Redmond, WA, use advanced 3D scanning technology to scan your teeth and identify bite pattern abnormalities. These digital scans help in diagnosing bruxism or teeth grinding and TMJ disorders, which can be treated with occlusal guards or other solutions. By identifying and addressing these issues, we can help prevent damage to your teeth, such as worn-down enamel or fractures, as well as associated complications such as headaches and jaw pain.

Essence of Dentistry PLLC

Ensure your long-term oral health by scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. You can reach us at (425) 885-0200 or visit us at 16300 Redmond Way #200, Redmond, WA 98052.

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