Preventative Dentistry - Anchorage, AK

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Preventative Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry at Alaska Dental Arts Muldoon

It is commonly believed that regular flossing and brushing can keep cavities at bay, but this is not true. More than 90% of adults in the United States have had a cavity at some point. Oral health problems can develop even with a healthy oral routine and require the eye of a trained professional to detect them before they cause significant damage. 

Oral health is vital for all ages as dental problems are standard but can be prevented by taking the proper steps. Preventive dentistry can alert you to potential issues, allowing you to act early when they are most sensitive to treatment. 

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What is Preventive Dentistry? 

Preventive dentistry is one of the best ways to maximize oral health and your beautiful smile. This branch of dentistry includes a variety of advanced preventive dental procedures that reduce your chance of developing health complications. 

Prevention is fundamental to oral care, ensuring your smile is healthy, fresh, and strong through preventive measures such as teeth cleaning, oral exams, and dental x-rays to avoid cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health problems, significantly reducing the risk of extractions and more complex operations. 

With preventive dentistry in Anchorage, AK, our dentists at Alaska Dental Arts Muldoon can help you avoid dental problems and review your good hygiene habits to ensure your smile stays tip-top. 

What Are The Benefits of Preventive Dentistry?

Some of the many benefits associated with preventive dentistry that Dr. Broc Brimhall offers include:

- Fewer cavities

- Reduced risk of gum disease

- Stronger teeth

- Whiter teeth

- Improved oral health

- Save time and money

With preventive dentistry, you'll reap the benefits of healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, which can do wonders for your self-esteem.

Common Preventive Procedures

Some types of preventative procedures include

Dental cleaning

A dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth at our professional cleaning service, removing plaque or tartar with sterilized dental tools. The hygienist will polish each tooth with dental floss and unique products to remove debris from areas that at-home brushing cannot reach.

Night guards for tooth brushing

You probably won't even realize you've been grinding your teeth at night until Dr. Broc Brimhall finds signs of tooth damage caused by this condition. 

Unconscious teeth grinding is known as bruxism, and while it can't be directly cured, we can protect you from its consequences. We can create a comfortable mouth guard to easily slip over your teeth to keep them safe while you sleep.

Digital X-rays

Advances in radiographic technology have allowed us to see every nook and cranny of our patient's mouths. So, using digital radiographs, our dentists will locate any underlying problems or abnormalities.

At our Anchorage, AK facility, we are equipped with revolutionary cavity detection tools that help us identify any early signs of infection or decay. By detecting the problem at an early stage, we will provide the necessary treatment and avoid the need for extensive restorative procedures.

Detecting oral cancer

It can be scary to learn you have oral cancer, but the sooner you get the news, the better your chances of survival. 

While we look for signs of tooth decay and gum disease, we will also look for discolored spots, unusual lumps, and other problematic symptoms. We'll let you know if we detect a possible sign of cancer and help you get tested. 

Fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel. At our Alaska Dental Arts Muldoon facility, we recommend different fluoride products to patients that effectively remove plaque and support preventive care. Our experienced, board-certified dentists believe that adding fluoride to your oral care routine can prevent tooth decay. 

The mission of Dr. Broc Brimhall and his dental team is to prevent oral disease by helping patients maintain a healthy oral care routine. Our responsibility is to guide patients on the different ways to help them prevent oral problems.

How Often Should I Participate in Preventive Dentistry?

We recommend participating in preventive dentistry appointments twice yearly or every six months to achieve the best oral health possible. We recommend more frequent meetings if you have gum disease or a history of tooth decay.

Even if your teeth are healthy, it is crucial to take preventive dentistry seriously. Many oral health problems have no symptoms, so you may have a problem and not even realize it. 

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The Best Preventative Dentistry Service In Anchorage, AK

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential for optimal dental health. By diagnosing and treating minor problems, we can help you keep tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues threatening your smile at bay. 

At Alaska Dental Arts Muldoon dental practice, Dr. Broc Brimhall and his team of experts understand the importance of having a healthy smile and oral lifestyle. With preventive dentistry in Anchorage, AK, you'll have informative, non-judgmental preventive care so you can take control of your dental health. 

That's why we invite you to schedule a checkup and cleaning every six months to ensure your teeth and gums are clean so you can take a proactive approach to avoid problems down the road. Schedule an appointment today with our caring and compassionate dental team by calling (907) 865-8488 or visiting us here. We look forward to seeing you for your preventive checkup in Anchorage, AK!

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We accept most major insurance plans and will work with you to maximize your benefits and minimize out-of-pocket costs. We also offer flexible payment plans and financing options to help you manage the cost of your care. If you don't have insurance, don't worry! We offer a membership plan that discounts all of our services and exclusive benefits.

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