Our team at Parkview Dental can’t stress enough how important daily brushing and flossing are. However, if you truly want to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, you’ll want to meet with our dentists at least twice a year. Routine preventive care helps us stop cavities and other dental health problems in their tracks, saving you time and money in the long run. To help you and your loved ones enjoy problem-free smiles, contact us today and set up your next appointment!
WHY CHOOSE PARKVIEW DENTAL FOR PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY?
Privately Owned, Family-Friendly Dental Practice
Treating Asheville Patients of All Ages for 30+ Years
We’re Not About Sales, We’re About Smiles
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Regular six-month dental visits are pivotal to keeping your smile healthy. During these appointments, our dentists carefully examine each tooth, as well as your gums and existing dental work, for signs of damage, decay, or infection. In many cases, we can detect a cavity or other minor issue long before a patient is able to recognize it on their own, saving them from unnecessary pain and expenses. Then, we remove plaque and tartar from areas of your teeth and gums that you may have missed while brushing and flossing at home.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is the most common reason for adult tooth loss, but it can be effectively treated when caught in the early stages. Sometimes, all that a patient may need is increased at-home oral hygiene, but some patients might require a more extensive professional cleaning known as scaling and root planing. With this procedure, we can target bacteria both above and below the gum line, encourage the gums to heal, and greatly decrease the risk of reinfection.
In many foods, public sources of drinking water, and oral hygiene products, you’ll find a naturally occurring mineral called fluoride. Often called “nature’s cavity fighter,” fluoride begins to strengthen tooth enamel the moment it comes into contact with it. Regular fluoride exposure dramatically lowers the risk of cavities, which is why our team can quickly apply a topical fluoride gel to your teeth after your routine cleaning.
Custom Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Do you frequently wake up with a headache or a sore jaw because you grind your teeth while sleeping? Over time, this habit can wear down your tooth enamel and leave them more vulnerable to breakage and decay. Luckily, we can preserve your natural tooth structure with a customized nightguard that fits comfortably over your teeth. Using a nightguard is easy; simply wear this oral appliance to bed. When you do, it will prevent damage from teeth grinding by relaxing your jaw muscles and separating your upper and lower teeth.
Oral Cancer Screening
Along with checking for cavities, every routine exam also involves screening for oral cancer. This painless process takes only a few minutes and could potentially save a patient’s life! Like most other forms of cancer, oral cancer is much easier to treat when caught early on. Since our dentists are experts in all things that pertain to the mouth, they’re qualified to recognize cancerous or precancerous tissues and direct patients toward the appropriate professional for treatment.