Your time is already limited, and the absolute last thing you want to do is throw off your schedule fixing an avoidable dental issue, right? Thanks to our preventive dentistry services, we’ll be able to keep your teeth healthy and problem-free for years to come. With just two simple appointments each year, we can help you avoid tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more so you never have to worry about your smile. Is it time for your next checkup? Whether it’s been 6 years or 6 months since you’ve last been to the dentist, we’d love to meet you, so be sure to contact us today.
These services are the key to achieving a smile that is healthy, strong, and also keeping your dental costs nice and low. By coming in for these preventive treatments regularly, we’ll save you from developing more involved and expensive problems in the future. A dental cleaning performed by one of our hygienists will eliminate any harmful plaque or tartar deposits your brush and floss can’t reach, and an oral exam will enable your dentist to catch and treat any problems you might have well before they can seriously damage your smile.
Oral cancer is often a fatal disease that is easily treatable when caught during its earliest stages, which is why the American Cancer Society recommends that patients of all ages should receive an oral cancer screening at least once a year. Your dentist at DNL Dental can perform one as part of your regular checkup to make things nice and simple. They’ll examine your lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, neck, throat, and face for any signs of the disease, and they can tell you what to do should they find anything that causes concern.
Bruxism is a condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth, and up to 1 in 3 Americans are believed to suffer from it, most of the time in their sleep! Left untreated, it can eventually wear down the teeth and even strain the sensitive jaw joints. Fortunately, we can help you manage this sneaky problem with something called a nightguard, which is a custom-made mouthguard you’ll only need to wear to bed. It’ll be designed to comfortably fit over your teeth, and it will provide a protective barrier to prevent any damage from grinding.
Fluoride is a helpful little mineral that has been shown to strengthen the enamel and help teeth avoid decay and cavities, and we usually get it through our diet. However, more and more people are missing out on it due to the growth in popularity of un-fluoridated bottled water, leaving their teeth vulnerable. That’s why the team at DNL Dental is more than happy to provide a quick supplemental fluoride treatment for adults who need a bit of extra protection between dental appointments.
The teeth can become damaged while playing all kinds of sports, contact or otherwise, and these injuries can usually be easily prevented with a simple mouthguard. Our practice can provide you with a custom-made one that will be much more comfortable than anything you can buy at the store. It will be made of a strong, flexible material that will be able to reliably protect your smile as well as not interfere with your breathing and speaking.
Periodontal therapy refers to a collection of treatments designed to prevent and manage periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, which is a bacterial infection in the gum and bone tissue that supports the teeth. We will screen your gums whenever you come to see us, and should we spot even the slightest sign of this infection, we’ll be able to quickly take care of it. We’ll make sure this global problem is never an issue for your smile.
Effective October 31st, 2018, DNL Dental is no longer seeing patients at this location. The practice has merged with New Haven Dental Group (NewHavenDental.com) with 4 locations in Connecticut.