Regular checkups are a critical component of maintaining good oral health. At Glen Lake Dental, we stress preventive dental care and strongly recommend a checkup and cleaning at least once every six months.
During your checkup, we will:
Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to remove a tooth. Some of the most common reasons for tooth extraction include:
Dr. Leonardi will perform your tooth extraction with your comfort in mind – from making sure you are fully anesthetized for the procedure, to striving to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
It’s important to remember that once a tooth has been removed, your neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, Dr. Leonardi may recommend you replace your extracted tooth with a dental implant or bridge.
White bonded dental fillings restore teeth that have been damaged or decayed back to their normal function and shape.
When you come in to get a filling, we will first make sure you are numbed up so you won’t feel anything. We’ll then remove any decay, clean the affected area, then fill in with an appropriate dental material. By closing off any spaces that bacteria can enter, a white bonded filling also helps prevent further decay.
Fluoride is a tremendously effective treatment for preventing cavities and tooth decay, as well as for preventing plaque building up on the tooth surface. Additionally, a fluoride treatment will also serve to strengthen your enamel will help your teeth remain healthy and durable.
The fluoride treatment only takes a few minutes, but can help you maintain a lifetime of good oral health!
Athletic Mouth Guard
Without proper protection during sporting events, you are 60 times more likely to sustain a dental injury. Mouth guards help protect your teeth and gums from injury, and if you participate in any kind of full-contact sport, the American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard. Choosing the right mouth guard is essential. Dr. Leonardi is expert at helping you choose the right one. Even if you play sports as a hobby, protection is important!
Night Guards for Bruxism
Bruxism is a condition where you clench and grind your teeth at night, or subconsciously during the day. To prevent damage to your teeth, we custom fit comfortable night guards for you to wear while you sleep, minimizing the effects of bruxism.
When caught early, oral cancer is highly treatable. This is why we provide oral cancer screenings as a preventive examination. You don’t have to be in doubt; we’ll make sure you are healthy!
Sometimes brushing just isn’t enough – especially in those hard-to-reach places in your mouth like your back teeth.
Dental sealants are a thin layer of plastic resin that can be applied to those areas to give your teeth extra protection against cavities. When applied, sealants bond and harden in the deep grooves of the tooth’s surface. When sealed, the grooves in the tooth become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque.
Sealants are a commonly used preventive measure typically meant for children after the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth.