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Preventive Dentistry in Westport, CT

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What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry refers to procedures that maintain the health of your teeth and mouth. The goal of preventive dentistry is to prevent common problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Routine dental cleanings, oral examinations, and other preventive dentistry procedures should take place every 6 months for optimal oral health.

Imperial Dental Associates provides preventive dentistry services in Westport, CT. To learn more, call 203-227-2520 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is arguably the most important field of dentistry and offers many benefits:

  • Keep your natural teeth. The goal of preventive dentistry is to keep your natural teeth healthy so that they can remain in place in your mouth.
  • Avoid restorative procedures. Preventive dentistry can help you avoid restorative procedures such as fillings, root canals, and crowns.
  • Spend less time in the dental chair. Preventive dental visits are quick and simple. Most take no more than 30 minutes.
  • Save money. Keeping your natural teeth healthy prevents the need for more costly procedures and replacement teeth.

Why Choose Imperial Dental Associates?

At Imperial Dental Associates we believe in the importance of preventive dentistry and we have seen how it impacts lives over many generations. Our practice has been providing treatment for families over decades and the benefits of routine preventive dental care are overwhelming. The saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is especially true in dentistry. Maintaining the health of your teeth is better than repairing the damage that results from lack of dental care. You only get one set of permanent teeth, and we are here to help you keep them.

That being said, we understand that maintaining your oral health is not always easy, and we are ready to meet you where you are without judgment. We will provide the care that is necessary to restore your dental health by repairing or replacing teeth, and help you keep them healthy going forward. Our team of highly qualified dentists and assistants are prepared to meet all of your dental care needs.

Procedures Offered

We provide the following preventive dentistry services:

Comprehensive Oral Examination

Comprehensive Evaluation

We provide thorough oral examinations to assess the health of your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth. It also includes an oral cancer screening to identify any abnormalities that may need to be addressed.

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Dental Cleaning

Your teeth need a professional cleaning every 6 months to remove plaque and tartar that builds up over time. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, plaque may still be left behind and will lead to decay if not removed.

Dental Cleaning

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Teeth with deep grooves or crevices are at an increased risk of developing cavities. Dental sealants fill these spaces to provide a more even surface that is easier to keep clean.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a natural mineral that hardens enamel. Fluoride treatments can strengthen teeth and make them more resistant to plaque.

Custom Mouth Guards

Custom Oral Appliances

It is important to protect your teeth from damage while participating in sports and other physical activities. We create custom mouth guards that provide better protection and are more comfortable than store bought options.

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Viveria Retention Trays

After straightening your teeth it is necessary to wear retainers to keep your teeth in place. We provide Viviera retention trays to help you maintain your results.

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Custom Night Guards

Teeth grinding is a common habit that can damage your teeth and jaw. Custom night guards provide protection for your teeth and prevent TMJ disorder.

Frequently Asked Questions About Preventive Dentistry

How often should I go to the dentist?
People of all ages should go to the dentist at least every 6 months for routine dental cleanings and oral examinations. This allows for the regular removal of plaque and tartar before they cause tooth decay and gum disease. It also allows for the early detection of oral health concerns, which improves the outcome of treatment.
How important is flossing?
A toothbrush can’t reach the spaces between your teeth where plaque is likely to gather. Floss does reach these spaces to remove plaque between the teeth and along the gum line. If you’re not flossing, you are at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
How often should you brush your teeth?
We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Ideally you should avoid eating after you brush your teeth at night so that you go to sleep with clean teeth.
Are fluoride treatments worth it?
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to decay. Fluoride treatments are especially important for children’s teeth that are newly developed. Adults can also benefit from fluoride treatments, especially if they have a tendency to develop cavities.
Are dental sealants different from fillings?
A dental sealant can be applied to a tooth before a cavity develops as a protective measure. A filling is used after a cavity has developed to repair the damage to the tooth.
How do I know if I grind my teeth?
Common signs and symptoms of teeth grinding include worn down or cracked teeth, jaw pain, and headaches. A custom night guard can protect your teeth and jaw from the effects of teeth grinding.
Does my child need a custom mouth guard to play sports?
Sports and activities vary in terms of the amount of contact expected, but it is always best to protect the teeth from damage. A custom mouth guard is designed to fit the teeth exactly for increased comfort and protection.
Does insurance cover preventive dentistry?
Dental insurance covers basic preventive dentistry services at 100% in most cases. Routine dental cleanings and oral exams are typically covered every 6 months and fluoride treatments may be covered once a year.

Contact Us

Call 203-227-2520 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

15 Imperial Ave
Westport, CT 06880
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