When we talk about preventive dentistry in Saginaw, we’re referring to the simplest and most affordable treatments you can get today. Daily oral care is incredibly important, but so are routine exams, cleanings, X-rays and oral cancer screenings with Dr. Renkuntla at Saginaw Dental. By getting them regularly completed, you can not only protect yourself from harmful decay and dental disease but catch problems before they become serious. After all, many conditions are largely unnoticeable until it’s already too late. Call our dental office to start keeping your oral health in check!
Our dental office recommends dental cleanings and checkups once every six months. During your exam, we’ll carefully examine all of your oral structures and confirm that no dental disease is present. If we encounter plaque or tartar on your teeth and gums, we’ll gently remove it and help you hone your at-home brushing and flossing technique if needed. We may also recommend certain treatments or oral care products that help you reduce your risk.
Fluoride is one of the most important minerals you can consume for your oral health for a few reasons. For one, fluoride works to remineralize teeth on a daily basis through your saliva. This is why keeping saliva production high is so important. Additionally, fluoride helps keep tooth enamel strong and durable. Once tooth enamel is lost or broken down, it does not grow back. With quick fluoride treatments proven to reduce tooth decay, we can make sure that your smile stays healthy.
Over the years, dentists have been increasingly aware of the presence of oral cancer. With roughly 50,000 new diagnoses reported every year, it’s more important than ever to catch the early signs of oral cancer development before it causes serious harm. At our dental office, we perform detailed exams to recognize the early signs. If we believe that oral cancer may be present, we’ll refer you to a trusted physician who can confirm your diagnosis and get you started on the path towards treatment.
Many people don’t realize they have a teeth grinding problem until they pay a visit to their dentist. Alternatively, those who wake up with chronic tooth pain or headaches may be unconsciously grinding and clenching (bruxism) their teeth but don’t even know it. During your exam, we’ll closely examine the condition of your tooth enamel and confirm if bruxism is present. If so, we’ll design a custom-made nightguard that you’ll wear as you sleep, preventing future damage and soreness from occurring.