At Red Rock Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of preventive services to help keep our patients’ smiles healthy.
Regular dental cleanings and check-ups are essential for a healthy mouth. Even if you brush and floss diligently at home, cleanings are important to remove plaque and tartar build-up from areas that you simply cannot reach.
It also helps us identify any issues you are having with your teeth so that we can catch problems as early as possible.
Every check-up exam at our office includes an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer affects all ages and unfortunately, it is on the rise. Oral cancer is best treated in the early stages so it is important to detect it early on.
Regular fluoride treatments can greatly reduce the risk of getting cavities. Fluoride works by strengthening the enamel of your teeth, making it more difficult for decay to progress. It can even help remineralize very small cavities that have not yet spread beneath the enamel. At cleaning appointments, we offer fluoride treatments to our patients.
Many insurance companies help with the cost of a fluoride treatment.
Dental sealants are a great option to protect your teeth from getting cavities. The biting surface of a tooth is covered with pits and grooves that are at a high risk for dental decay. Sealants work by covering the pits and grooves with a tooth colored resin material. They look and feel natural.
Many people clench or grind their teeth during the day or at night. This can produce wear and tear on the teeth surfaces and may lead to cracked or fractured teeth, broken fillings, broken crowns, and the enamel wearing off the surfaces of the teeth.
Grinding and clenching your teeth can also cause headaches and facial pain. A great way to protect your teeth and take the stress off of your jaw joint and muscles is to wear a night guard. There are many different types of night guards and we will discuss with you the best option for your specific situation.
The process for making a night guard is simple. The first step is a short appointment where we take impressions of your teeth. We then use this model of your teeth to create a custom night guard. During the second appointment, we will try in your night guard so that we can make any necessary adjustments for your comfort.
Many sports injuries involve the face and can cause trauma to the teeth. Wearing an athletic mouth guard is a great way to protect you or your child’s teeth during sports activities.
We can make a completely customizable sports mouth guard in any color or combination of colors that will fit comfortably during sports activities.
Call us to schedule your next check-up today by calling (405) 733-8136. Dr. Lauren Huffaker and the team at Red Rock Family Dentistry are happy to discuss preventive options with you to help keep your smile healthy.