Preventive Dentistry – Charleston, SC
The Attention and Care You Deserve
When it’s time to visit your dentist for a routine checkup, you should be able to feel comfortable and confident that your team actually listens and cares about your needs. You belong at our dental office, whether it’s for a routine exam and cleaning or any other service. Of course, when you want to keep a healthy smile in the long-term, preventive dentistry is one of the most important dental treatments you can have completed. Give us a call to set up your next appointment for preventive dentistry in Charleston, SC!
Why Choose Daniel Island Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Independent, Non-Corporate Dental Office Atmosphere
- Kind and Caring Team That Listens to Your Needs
- Modern Dental Technology In-House
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
A routine checkup and cleaning every six months is one of the most important steps you can take for your long-term oral health. During these visits, we perform a detailed exam of your teeth, gums, and other oral structures in order to catch any early signs of dental disease. From there, one of our talented hygienists will do a comprehensive cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. This reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Are there children in your family? If so, we’re happy to see and help them get comfortable in the dental chair! While appointments for very young children are more focused on at-home oral care habits and potential treatments to consider in the future, we’ll help your child get acclimated to routine checkups and cleanings and break down the importance of these visits to make them feel as comfortable as possible. We can’t wait to show your children how easy dental visits can truly be!
Oral Cancer Screening
As part of your routine exam, Dr. Church performs an oral cancer screening to catch the earliest symptoms of oral cancer. Dentists are in a unique position to catch this potentially life-threatening disease that’s diagnosed in nearly 50,000 people every year. To examine your mouth, we make use of the Oral ID, a small, handheld device that utilizes advanced fluorescence technology. Not only does it take just a few minutes to complete a screening, but it’s completely painless (and could potentially save your life!)
You’ll usually see fluoride listed as one of the active ingredients on toothpaste and mouth wash, but it’s also found in public drinking water and in the foods you may consume. Fluoride is an incredibly important mineral that helps not only protect teeth from decay, but remineralize it to keep it strong. Children are the main groups to benefit from fluoride treatment the most, but adults can also receive it if they are at particularly high risk for decay.
Nightguards for Grinding
Do you find yourself waking up with tooth discomfort or sensitivity, a sore jaw, or chronic headaches? There’s a strong possibility that you are clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep, especially if your teeth appear filed down. With a custom-made oral appliance designed using our digital impression scanner, you can give your smile the protection it needs throughout the night and get relief at the same time.