Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry
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woman with silver and yellow hoop earrings

Getting the proper care to keep your teeth and gums healthy is the best way to avoid dental issues and complications, and to ensure that your smile remains strong and beautiful. At Elevate Dental Wellness, Dr. Oh focuses on total health and wellness, beginning with preventive dentistry. During preventive visits, we will keep you informed and educated about every aspect of your smile to ensure that you are thriving rather than simply avoiding dental issues.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a powerful way to prevent cavities from forming and protect your overall oral health. Sealants consist of a special type of liquid dental resin that is applied to your rear teeth after a cleaning. Once the resin hardens into place, it creates a transparent barrier that prevents oral bacteria, acid, and food particles from directly contacting your teeth.

In turn, this prevents the formation of cavities. Sealants are typically only applied to the rear teeth since they have a large surface area and numerous pits and grooves that are most prone to cavities. Sealants are appropriate for patients of all ages, though they are typically used to treat children who may not have proper brushing technique and have diets high in sugar.

We do sealants differently

  • We begin the process by disinfecting your tooth with ozone before sealing over it. This ensures that we are not trapping in any cavity-causing bacteria under the sealant.Write your text here...

  • We use biocompatible material that is BPA and free.

  • Our sealants are bonded to your tooth. Manufacturers typically make this step optional and many offices skip this step of treatment in an effort to save time. However, a sealant cannot protect your tooth if it pops off quickly and does not last!

Periodontal Care

Gum disease affects nearly half of American adults, and it can cause permanent damage to your smile if it is left untreated. For this reason, it’s important to get help as soon as you notice the first symptoms of gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) such as:

  • bleeding gums

  • persistent bad breath

  • puffy or discolored gums

Oral cancer screening

Oral cancer is one of the most difficult types of cancer to spot, and often goes undetected because its earliest stages are not highly visible. If oral cancer is not spotted by a dentist, it may progress and spread throughout the body, making treatment much more difficult.

At elevate dental wellness, Dr. Oh provides comprehensive oral cancer screenings as part of your regular six-month oral exam and cleaning. She will use intraoral cameras to look for patches of irregular tissue, lesions, or any other signs that you may have oral cancer. We focus on total health and wellness at our office, and provide you with the treatments you need to protect both your oral health and your overall health.